Channel Switcher Dropped From Firefox

By | June 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

Channel Switcher Dropped From Firefox

Going by what Mozilla has to say, the channel switcher will be removed from Firefox. Why? While the channel switcher seemed like a good idea at first, it was only really useful as a springboard it appears. This conclusion came to light due to the fact that the feature was rarely utilized once users made the switch to a particular channel.

As it turns out, users of Firefox are much more interested in running different versions of the browser alongside each other, and so Mozilla has declared that its efforts are best directed elsewhere. You will still be able to switch back and forth between the Aurora and Beta channels, of course. Simply visit the Future of Firefox page to obtain them.


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  • Anonymous

    Going the way of Opera then, parallel installs

    • Anonymous

      Actually Chrome had it first with its “Canary” Builds.

    • http://rudivisser.myopenid.com/ Rudi Visser

      This “feature” seriously pisses me off.

  • Guest

    Stupid idea is to test for more than one version, this is just for the damned IE! Other browsers should silently auto update to latest version like Chrome!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZTOQDLFQSJ4XHQZ5SDIWXCLVQ David

      Yeah silent update. Silently freezing every tabs one ofter. It’s not make sense, because you can use chromium and chrome on the same pc and don’t have any connection with ie..