I've installed Mozilla 1.1 on top of my previous installations (I've installed about 5-6 releases now). Each time I choose custom install and try to deselect components I don't want. However, the number of disabled items on this list has been growing with each release, and now I don't have the option of not installing any component. They're all disabled in the custom install list, including wacky stuff that shouldn't be required by other parts of the browser, like Chatzilla, the debugger, and a DOM inspector. I don't know if the custom install option equals a full install on all machines, or if there's some slow decay when you upgrade a machine successively.
Uninstall Mozilla before installing a new one. Your preferences will be saved.
Your Mozilla preferences, I mean, not your installation preferences. Those are not saved for a reason. Perhaps you should choose the Browser Only option instead of Custom and unchecking items. In any case, it is recommended that you uninstall Mozilla first, not just upgrade over existing files.
that's how it's supposed to work - the installer forces you to install some essential stuff, but what you're seeing is that the installer forces you to upgrade anything that is already present. mozilla would break horribly if you mixed versions, so you must upgrade the bits you already have. if you want to get rid of bits, you need to use the uninstaller - the installer can't cope with actually uninstalling old bits. if you uninstall and then reinstall, you will get to choose if you want to install (nearly) each one of the components.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
fwiw there's a UI bug on improving the way this is presented to users. If you upgrade in-place we can't leave old versions of stuff behind -- we need to explain that and tell the user that if they want fewer components they can pick a new directory.
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