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How to Update Iron

Postby iamthesuck » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:04 pm

Because Iron does not update in the background, what do I need to do to update when the next release comes out? And if this involves re installation, will I lose my bookmarks, preferences, etc?
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby mapx » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:22 am

you simply run the new release and all your bookmarks preferences and so on will remain the same
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby biggerdave » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:44 am

Just a thought but currently we need to keep checking here to see when a new version is released. Could you maybe add an "about Iron" tag to see which version we're running so we can easily see if there is actually a newer version and/or could we have a "check for updates" button?
thanks
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby biggerdave » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:51 pm

biggerdave wrote:Just a thought but currently we need to keep checking here to see when a new version is released. Could you maybe add an "about Iron" tag to see which version we're running so we can easily see if there is actually a newer version and/or could we have a "check for updates" button?
thanks


Sorry (couldn't find an edit button)

I see there IS an "about" showing my version but still suggest we have a "check for updates" function.
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby ChrisI » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:51 pm

I use SRWare Iron Portable. It would be perfect to have an auto-update function integrated (like in Firefox Portable). Otherwise I don't upgrade manually to every new verion, which is a security risk - I know ;-)
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby slayerr » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:11 am

ChrisI wrote:I use SRWare Iron Portable. It would be perfect to have an auto-update function integrated (like in Firefox Portable). Otherwise I don't upgrade manually to every new verion, which is a security risk - I know ;-)

yeah, that would be nice! I only use the portable version aswell.
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby armando » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:37 pm

ChrisI wrote:...I don't upgrade manually to every new version, which is a security risk...


Why is it a security risk?
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby thewolfydragon » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:25 am

Hi

I would really like a updater built in the iron browser... or even if its an addon that you can add to the iron browser so that people who don't want it dont need it.

there is a third party person who has made a updater (connects straight to the iron browser download links) and you can set it up for when you want to check for updates. So I am sure that iron could just do the same thing meaning that there is no way of tracking users seeing it just checks the download link

users on other pages of the forum say that auto updating tracks you.. i have no idea how, as downloading it manually is the exact same. they BOTH go to the same link, and the server will still get your IP address on each time.

as the makers of this broswer made it for privacy reasons, i am SURE if they did have an autoupdater or people download manually, that they dont purposely track users! lol

the updater can be found via google, i would have put the link but im not sure im allowed, its a blog called geekyfreebies, search google "iron updater"

update there seems to be 2 sites with the same or similar updater.. the one on geekyfreebies works for portable versions if you change the link to the correct portable download link (right click on the portable download link and paste it in the updater)

just incase someone really needed it...

I recommend and install iron browser to family and friends when i repair their computers (if they wish me to after i say about the privacy)... however none of these will update! One family member has version 7 still, and now we are on version 23, and she doesn't know how to do the update (she cant use computers well)
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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby mapx » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:13 pm

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Re: How to Update Iron

Postby GCG » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:55 pm

mapx wrote:http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/SRWare-Updater.shtml


Handy. Thanks. :mrgreen:
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