Updating Chrome and Firefox

Updating Chrome for Windows

1.) Click the Customize and control Google Chrome button near the top right corner of the window, then choose Help -> About Google Chrome.

2.) If Chrome needs to be updated it will begin downloading and installing its update components. You will see the progress of the update in the window as it progresses.

3.) When Chrome is finished installing its components it will need to be relaunched to complete the update process. Click the Relaunch button to finish.

When Chrome is relaunched it should be fully up to date.

 

Updating Chrome for macOS

1.) Click the Chrome menu near the top left corner of the window, then choose About Google Chrome.

2.) If Chrome needs to be updated it will begin downloading and installing its update components. You will see the progress of the update in the window as it progresses.

3.) When Chrome is finished downloading and installing its components it will need to be relaunched to complete the update process. Click the Relaunch button to finish.

When Chrome is relaunched it should be fully up to date.

 

Updating Firefox for Windows

1.) If you do not see a Menu Bar at the top of the Firefox interface, hit the Alt key on your keyboard. This will toggle the display of the menu bar.

If you choose, you can set the Menu Bar to be visible all the time by clicking View -> Toolbars -> Menu Bar.

2.) With the Menu Bar visible, choose Help -> About Firefox.

3.) If Firefox needs to be updated you will see a window with a Check for Updates button in its center. Note: Depending on the version of Firefox installed on your computer, the appearance of the window may be different from what is shown below.

Click the Check for Updates button to begin downloading Firefox.

4.) Click the Restart Firefox to Update button if it appears in the center of the About Mozilla Firefox window.

Please Note: Fully updating Firefox may require you to follow steps 2 – 4 repeatedly.

In the example window above, the version of Firefox is 56.0, but the Restart Firefox to Update button still appears after relaunching and following steps 2 – 4, so you may need to repeat steps 2 – 4 until you no longer see the Restart Firefox to Update button in the About Mozilla Firefox window.

5.) If Firefox does not need to be updated, you will see a window with a “Firefox is up to date” message in the center of the window.

Firefox should now be fully up to date.

 

Updating Firefox for macOS

1.) Click the Firefox menu near the top left corner of the window, then choose About Firefox.

2.) If Firefox needs to be updated you will see a window with a Check for Updates button in its center. Note: Depending on the version of Firefox installed on your computer, the appearance of the window may be different from what is shown below.

Click the Check for Updates button to begin downloading Firefox.

3.) Click the Restart Firefox to Update button if it appears in the center of the About Mozilla Firefox window.

Please Note: Fully updating Firefox may require you to follow steps 1 – 3 repeatedly.

In the example window above, the version of Firefox is 56.0, but the Restart Firefox to Update button still appears after relaunching and following steps 1 – 3, so you may need to repeat steps 1 – 3 until you no longer see the Restart Firefox to Update button in the About Mozilla Firefox window.

4.) If Firefox does not need to be updated, you will see a window with a “Firefox is up to date” message in the center of the window.

Firefox should now be fully up to date.

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