how to update a web browser

Your browser must be updated to get the most out of the internet. This is because websites rely on from all the new features that modern internet browsers provide; The video and audio clips are based on the modern internet browser.

Many websites including very large ones like Gmail, YouTube, and Facebook have stopped supporting older versions of Internet browsers. If you are using a very old internet browser, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of these sites.

how to update my browser

Make sure your browser is up-to-date by following the internet browser’s help page. And if your operating system no longer supports modern browsers, it is time to update the OS as well.

how to update chrome

If you haven’t disabled browser update, Google Chrome will automatically search for updates and update itself automatically, but here’s how to manually update the browser.

  • Click the “Customize and Control” button in the upper-right corner of the browser window, you will see the Personalization menu icon – it looks like three little black dots on top of each other – click on it.
  • A menu with many options will appear. One of these options is called “Settings”. Just below it you will find the Help option.
  • When you hover over the Help option, another menu will appear on the side – containing the About Google Chrome option.
  • Click on the “About Google Chrome” option and you will be taken to the “About” page of the Chrome browser.
  • Once you open the “About” page, the browser will automatically start checking if there are any updates available for your browser. If updates are available, the browser will automatically start downloading them.
  • Google tells you that it is “Checking for updates…” searching for a browser update.
  • If Google Chrome finds updates, they will be downloaded and installed automatically. Once done, you will need to click on the “Relaunch” button to finish the update process.

Note: The version numbers shown here are only examples and will change based on what is considered the most recent version …

  • Clicking will restart Chrome. Chrome will revert to open the websites you had opened before the update and reopen them when it started again. When you restart Google Chrome, you will have the latest version.

Google Chrome is now telling you that “Google Chrome is up to date”. Congratulations, you updated your browser and now you have the latest version of Google Chrome for your computer.

how to update firefox

Here’s how to manually update Firefox and install updates if found.

  • On your computer, open the Firefox browser and click the menu button. The menu button will be in the top right corner of the Firefox browser; It looks like three horizontal lines on top of each other.
  • Firefox menu will appear; One of the items on this list is Options (note: on macOS it’s called Preferences). Click on it.
  • Firefox options screen will appear. Scroll down to the Firefox Updates section.

Note: The version numbers shown here are only examples and will change based on what is considered the most recent version …

  • To tell Firefox to check for updates, click the Check for updates button.
  • Firefox will now check if there is a newer version that can be updated to.
  • If Firefox finds a newer version, it will download it and prepare it for installation. If a newer version is not found, it will tell you that Firefox is up to date.
  • Once you download the new version and prepare it to install, Firefox will prompt you to restart it.

  • Click this button to finish installing the update – Firefox will shutdown and restart with the latest version. Firefox is now updated.
  • If you reopen the Firefox Updates section on the Options page, you will now see a “Firefox is up to date” message meaning Firefox is up to date.

Congratulations, you now have the latest version of Firefox.

Keep Firefox updated

You might have noticed in the Firefox Updates section of the Options page, there was also a setting to control how Firefox handles future updates:

  • You can use this setting to control how Firefox handles new updates. You can make updates automatic; Or you can just check for new updates. If you chose to have Firefox update automatically, click on the option in the red rectangle.
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