Firefox Borrows Google’s Chrome Update Procedure

By | February 9, 2011 | 11 Comments


If you’ve been using Google Chrome for a long time, then it’s pretty clear to you that to check for updates, all you have to do is go to:

About Google Chrome

Firefox Borrows Google Chrome Update Procedure

However, in browsers like Firefox, it would usually be in the help section, under separate menu function.

Well, say goodbye to that as Firefox 4 now uses the exact same About window to display updates.

Firefox Borrows Google Chrome Update Procedure

You’re not even trying, Mozilla.


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  • http://dmz01.fileave.com/video.htm cj

    in firefox beta/minefield, using About Firefox automatically checks for updates…..

  • http://nikbackm.blogspot.com/ NB

    Sure looks like they’re trying to me.

    Trying to be more Chrome-like that is. :)

  • ShameShame

    This is so sad I remember when FireFox was on top and useful to use now its nothing but a joke. It will never get the hype and be as good as it was in the old days. Safari needs an update soon or they going to end up just like Firefox.

  • Mohan

    You’re not even trying, Mozilla.
    So true, and I am huge Firefox fan, and I think they are coping way too many stuff from Chrome.

    • Ryan

      Don’t forget Opera too!

  • alcuadrado

    I consider it a good thing that browsers are tending to have similar user interfaces, so it would make the transitions of the novel users easier.

  • http://tech.mahesha.com Mahesh Asolkar

    Isn’t it is amazing how a minority of “inspired” (OK, copied) features cause more buzz than a long list of awesome improvements (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/4.0b11/releasenotes/)? I bet working on Firefox is a thankless job.

    IMHO, it is a good thing that projects share best practices.

  • Armin

    Didn’t Mozilla suggest such a method not too long ago? They finally implemented it, I see.

  • http://lmorchard.com l.m.orchard

    So… you’re saying Chrome is doing it wrong? Otherwise, what’s wrong with adopting a good idea?

    What, should Mozilla stick update notifications in the Downloads window or something?

    There are probably more exciting things to report.

  • P Manoj Vivek

    Firefox 4.0′s many features resemble Previous Google Chrome’s,
    Take a look,,
    http://goo.gl/6ZYY3