Knowing the version number of the software you are running can be useful in determining whether you are due for a software update, and in assisting Help Desk technicians troubleshoot software issues on your computer.

On a Windows machine:

Firefox and Internet Explorer

The version number is almost always found under the Help > About menu selection on a Windows computer. This example illustrates how to find the version number of Firefox, although it works the same for Internet Explorer.
  1. Go To Help > About Firefox
  2. The version number is in the picture below: 




    1.  Click on the Menu icon.


    2.  Click on About Google Chrome.



    3.  The version information will be shown.





    On a Mac:

    On Macs, the version number is generally listed under the Software > About menu item. Software refers to the name of the software application you are running. For further clarification, please see the following example on how to find the version number of Safari.
      • Go to Safari > About Safari
      • Go to Firefox > About Firefox
      • Go to Chrome> About Google Chrome
      • The version number is highlighted in the picture below: