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Here is a list of things to check when you have a chance to use Windows 7:

  • Where are profiles stored?
    • C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
  • Where are profile caches stored?
    • C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\
  • How do you uninstall Firefox (is the control panel different)?
    • Control Panel > Programs link > Uninstall a Program (Same as Vista)
  • Where is the default location for file downloads?
    • C:\Users\(username)\Downloads
  • Do pop-ups still have the Firefox logo in the top-left of the title bar?
    • Yes
  • Do pop-ups still have the "Mozilla Firefox" name in the title bar?
    • Yes
  • Can you create a desktop shortcut by dragging the website favicon to the desktop?
    • Yes
  • How do you access the Firefox profile manager?
    • Same way as in Vista
  • Does IE show up in the list of browsers to import from (File>Import)?
    • Yes
    • If so, what is in the list of items to import?
      • Internet options, cookies, browsing history, favorites
  • Does the Print dialogue look different? (
    • It looks the same
  • Does [F5] still reload the current page?
    • Yes
  • Does [F11] still go to Full Screen mode?
    • Yes
  • When importing an HTML file, does the file chooser still say [Open]?
    • Yes
  • Does the Windows taskbar still have a volume icon?
    • Yes
  • Does the volume mixer still list Firefox separately?
  • If you right-click on the Firefox icon, is "Run as Administrator" in the context menu?
    • Yes
  • How do you set Firefox as the default browser using the Windows control panel?
    • Control Panel > Programs link > Default Programs link > Set your default programs > Click Firefox on the Programs list, click "Set this program a s default" and click OK.
  • Does the context menu when clicking on the Firefox icon still have "Properties"?
    • Yes
    • If so, does it still have a "Target" field?
      • Yes
  • In IE, can you still go to Tools>Internet_Options>Connections>LAN_Settings?
    • Yes
  • Is there still a Task Manager?
    • Yes
    • Can you still access the Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar?
      • Yes, "Start Task Manager"
    • Does it still have a "Processes" tab, and list Firefox as "firefox.exe"?
      • Yes
  • Where are program files stored?
      • %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
  • Is there still Windows Security Zone policies, and if so, does it still affect downloading MSI and EXE files?
  • Any new menus in the menu bar?
      • File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, Help - those are specified by Firefox, nothing new.
  • In the Library window, are the icons for expanding bookmark folders triangles or [+] boxes?
    • Triangles for the default theme.

Windows features:

  • Are there changes to parental controls, that affect Firefox?
  • Does wordpad still exist?
    • Yes
  • Is there still a Windows firewall?
    • Yes
    • If so, do the instructions in the Windows Firewall article still apply?
      • Pretty much. Will change the Vista instructions too.
      • Control Panel > System and Security link > Windows Firewall link
  • I heard the items in the taskbar include context menu items specific to applications. Does it look different when you right-click on the Firefox task item?
    • If you've exported a bookmarks.html file, it will show up as "Recent." Clicking on it takes you to the saved file. The other options are "Mozilla Firefox" (opens a new window), "[Un]Pin this program to taskbar," and "Close [all] window[s]"

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