Browser Version Update Daily Messages Unwanted: How to block in newer versions?
From a Mac user tired of constantly upgrading sys and apps and browser versions. Older versions like 40+ of Firefox had a THIRD OPTION re. updating the browser, which let you have peace of mind by not reminding you daily (or rather each time you opened the browser) that there was another "new" version. As an old user who has seen dozens of upgraded versions, and sometimes some unwanted change like this one (the missing third option in controls), I resisted upgrading for long, but recently had to give way. Surprised to get the only two options in the Prefs: either upgrade automatically, or get a reminder and upgrade or decline. This message of the same (or, monthly, another new) version keeps popping up soon after I open the browser, which may happen more times daily. Is it necessary, to be reminded each time? Distracting, and when you have other things in mind, disrupting and irritating. Well, I don't like upgrading for such losses of control, and would like to ask if there is a non hard way of blocking any messages to upgrade Firefox. Would be much obliged if it could be done. I sent messages to Firefox a few times, needless to say. Perhaps somebody versed overthere would have a solution. I would upgrade Firefox if I need or want, therefore I feel unwanted the update popping up message all the time. See picture. And thanks folks.
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You are on the ESR channel. That has the least updates, but it is normal to update every 4 weeks now.
- Aug. 25, 2020: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/78.2.0/releasenotes/
Latest regular update:
- Sept. 22, 2020: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/78.3.0/releasenotes/
Latest interim bug fix:
- Oct. 1, 2020: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/78.3.1/releasenotes/
Thanks but these are links to new upgrades, exactly what I wish to avoid. I simply would like to have the old control over upgrading: NO MESSAGES re. UPGRADES that pop up several times daily, oh please! I can find the last version and upgrade - if I wanted to.
You are on Mac OS X 10.9 and support for this OS has ended and you can't update beyond Firefox 78. You have been moved to the Firefox 78 ESR update channel (current is 78.3.1) and only receive minor security updates until the ESR update channel moves to the next major release (likely 88).
Firefox 79 and newer releases require Mac OS X 10.12 or newer. Users on Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10 and 10.11 have been moved to the Firefox 78.x ESR version.
Important - macOS 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11 users move to Extended Support Release
Thanks but it's NOT what I need. I don't want to pop-up upgrade message, and I don't want to upgrade anything for now.