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Since they've disabled FireFTP, and that's my means for webpage updates, will my frozen Firefox version mean it will never browse again?

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My documented means for webpage updates is via Firefox FireFTP. However, Firefox now bans FireFTP from use. So I've downgraded to a prior version and disabled all future updates. This does permit FireFTP to run again, but this also means that from this point forward, I should consider Firefox as unsecure, and unsafe for web browsing. Right now, my solution is to use Firefox only for FTP, and never again for web browsing. Is there another solution that doesn't relegate Firefox to the closet, only to be used for FTP?

My documented means for webpage updates is via Firefox FireFTP. However, Firefox now bans FireFTP from use. So I've downgraded to a prior version and disabled all future updates. This does permit FireFTP to run again, but this also means that from this point forward, I should consider Firefox as unsecure, and unsafe for web browsing. Right now, my solution is to use Firefox only for FTP, and never again for web browsing. Is there another solution that doesn't relegate Firefox to the closet, only to be used for FTP?

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What is so wrong with using a stand alone FTP program, they were in use for years before a insecure plugin came along. Try Filezilla.

Going back : unfortunately 56.0.2 and below is no longer safe to use for every day use do to secuity issues, but 52.5.0 ESR is. It will continue to get security updates until May 2018, and you can download and install it from this page: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ Note : Legacy Extensions will be deleted or removed in any version update after May 2018.

You should make a backup of your Profile before going back and just because: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Sure, there are lots of different ways to skin the cat. But at this time, I'm not going to tackle finding and rewriting all the associated documentation for my fellow admins on our user group. We are all volunteers, and our time is limited. There are other browsers that permit web access; my primary reason for using Firefox was that it appeared more versatile than the others, and allowed me to perform my weekly webpage updates in addition to browsing. So basically, as soon as I follow your advice by finding a suitable replacement for FireFTP, and learn its ins and outs, I will have no further use for any Firefox product.

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bagpipe021 said

Sure, there are lots of different ways to skin the cat. But at this time, I'm not going to tackle finding and rewriting all the associated documentation for my fellow admins on our user group. We are all volunteers, and our time is limited. There are other browsers that permit web access; my primary reason for using Firefox was that it appeared more versatile than the others, and allowed me to perform my weekly webpage updates in addition to browsing. So basically, as soon as I follow your advice by finding a suitable replacement for FireFTP, and learn its ins and outs, I will have no further use for any Firefox product.

As you wish to determine, G;luck