Is it fine to go ahead and update?
Answering my own question: I did go ahead and updated to version 47.0.
No issues encountered, so far, and this version seems to be noticeably faster than its immediate predecessor, which, if proven correct, is certainly a piece of good news...
There seems to be no more contributions to this collection... ... which is likely to be a good sign, suggesting that whatever did cause the speed issues with v. 46.0 and 46.1 they must have been taken care of with the current version 47. Great!
As such, I'll consider my question resolved and this thread closed.
The current Norton Extension for Firefox should be good until there is some change which Norton would announce. This Extension should be good for several new Firefox updates. I have heard that both the Firefox and Chrome toolbars both installed ok with the newest updates of both programs. When there are any new functions available, it will be announced.
Thanks, floplot, for your comments. My original intent on opening this thread was, since I had checked and found nothing in the Community forums about the new Firefox release, I wanted to make sure there were no compatibility issues like there used to be a few months earlier whenever a new FF version was applied by Norton users. In the absence of any comments (mindful that, usually, "no news is good news"... ) I decided to proceed with installing the new version and, as reported above, I did not find any problems.
Now, I notice you mention that Norton's current extension "should be good for several new Firefox updates" and this leaves me a bit confused. Isn't it true that the extensions are about to be discontinued and a new approach to be implemented by Symantec this coming August? How many more Firefox updates can we reasonably anticipate for the next month and a half? Or am I missing something?
Many thanks for your kind help, as always.
LinYu2: Thanks, floplot, for your comments. My original intent on opening this thread was, since I had checked and found nothing in the Community forums about the new Firefox release, [..]
Firefox 47: Find out what is new
A long list of information about FF 47, indeed. Actually, much more than I could healthily digest and still remain alive...
I'm surprised though, that when I searched for information about Firefox 47, nothing showed up, even if that thread was created a couple of days before this one.
Be it as it may, many thanks for your help.
The recent changes in both Firefox make it no longer necessary for the Norton Toolbar to be changed/re verified for every Firefox update. The upcoming Norton Toolbar will be a whole new thing to support the changes expected in Firefox that are coming later this summer.
Thanks, Peter. Still hoping that, in spite of their silence on the issue, they will allow those many who, like myself, still very much prefer to have one bird in the hand than two on the cloud, to keep it that way...
It won't until FF 48 and the release of Firefox WebExtensions API and then we will see.
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