Generally, Firefox is available as a small installer on its download page. Mozilla has redesigned the Stub Installer for Firefox and will be available with Firefox 55. The new installer, unlike before versions, doesn’t offer installation options like changing destination directory, if user wants such options, they’ve to download offline installer by visiting this link.
Firefox 55 Stub Installer without advanced install options
While downloading necessary files from Mozilla servers, the new Firefox installer displays the following message on your screen.
Fast, responsive online experiences.
Compatibility with more of your favorite sites.
Built-in Privacy tools for safer browsing.
This is the wording you see in the release notes for this change.
“Windows stub installer is now streamlined for simpler installation. Users requiring advanced install options should use full installers.”
What’s your take on this improvement? Will you use stub or the full installer for Firefox? Let us know in the comments.