On June 21, 2011, Mozilla’s Firefox version 3.5 Web browser will reach its End of Life (EOL), which means that Firefox will no longer release security updates or patches for
version 3.5. Therefore, on that date, Mozilla will do the following:
— Push a patch to all Firefox 3.5.19 users who have Automatic updates turned on and upgrade them to Firefox 3.6.18.
— Prompt all users to upgrade to either Firefox 4.0 or 5.0 (which is being released that same day).
We recommend that you upgrade to Firefox 3.6.18, BUT NOT Firefox 4.0 nor 5.0. CM/ECF currently supports Firefox 3.5 and 3.6 BUT DOES DO NOT support Firefox 4.0 nor 5.0.
If you inadvertently update to Firefox 4.0 or 5.0, you should remove the application and then download the English (US) Language version of Firefox 3.6 from Mozilla at:
TIP: To avoid the automatic updates in Firefox, do the following:
1. On the menu bar, click Tools, and then click Options. The Options dialog box appears.
2. Click the Advanced icon, and then click the Update tab.
3. Under When updates to Firefox are found, select Ask me what I want to do.
4. Click OK.
Firefox will ask if you want to upgrade. If you select No Thanks, it will not install the update.
CM/ECF currently fully supports these web browsers:
– Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8
– Mozilla Firefox version 3.5
– Apple Safari versions 4 and 5
Other web browsers, such as Google Chrome, have not been fully tested with CM/ECF.
The PACER Service Center is aware of this issue with the upcoming Firefox upgrade and is available to assist. Their toll-free support number is: (800) 676-6856
Thank you for your attention in this matter.
Lawrence K. Baerman
Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of NY