How to update your browser

To get up-to-date online: 1) Check what version of your browser you are using, and 2) If it is not current, update it.  Here’s how.

As of the date of this post, the current browser versions are:

  • Firefox 3.05
  • Internet Explorer 7 (IE8 is in beta – seriously, ditch IE5 and IE6!)
  • Safari 1.2
  • Opera 9.63

Check your browser version. On PCs, the version number of pretty much any software is under the “Help” link of your main toolbar. It will say “About [application name].” Click on that to see a pop-up with your latest version. (If you cannot find your Help link anymore in IE, you probably already are on IE7; they have hidden “Help” in the collapsed list to the right of your links for “Page” and “Tools.”  See the images below for both.  On Macs, your main toolbar usually has a menu option named for the application you are using. Click that to see the link for “About Application.”

Firefox

Firefox

IE7 (IE6 looks more like FF)

IE7 (IE6 looks more like FF)

If you’re behind the browser times, to download and install the latest version of your browser, click one of the following links:

Internet Explorer7

IE

Mozilla Firefox3.05

Firefox

Safari

Opera

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

PC users, you may want to do a system restore before making changes to your computer, so you can reset it if anything goes wrong.

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