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How to Stop Firefox installing Quantum

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I am disappointed with Quantum & have gone back to a previous version using System Restore [Win7 32bit].

I have turned off updates Settings>Options>Firefox Updates>Never But I have had to do yet another Restore to get back to the original version of Firefox

Am I missing somewhere [else] that you can turn off/stop Firefox Updates?

Thanks for your help. Richard F

I am disappointed with Quantum & have gone back to a previous version using System Restore [Win7 32bit]. I have turned off updates Settings>Options>Firefox Updates>Never But I have had to do yet another Restore to get back to the original version of Firefox Am I missing somewhere [else] that you can turn off/stop Firefox Updates? Thanks for your help. Richard F

Chosen solution

First, Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update.

v57+; Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Select Update.

Check the settings.

Also turn off Use a background service to install updates


Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under; I still want to downgrade. Click the Directory of other versions and languages link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that old versions may have security issues.

You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

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Chosen Solution

First, Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update.

v57+; Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Select Update.

Check the settings.

Also turn off Use a background service to install updates


Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under; I still want to downgrade. Click the Directory of other versions and languages link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that old versions may have security issues.

You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

First, Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced, ''' Select '''Update. ''' v57+; Type '''about:preferences#general'''<enter> in the address bar. Select '''Update. ''' Check the settings. Also turn off '''Use a background service to install updates''' --------------- [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox?cache=no Install Older Version Of Firefox] {web link} Be sure to read everything here. If you still want to downgrade, look under; '''I still want to downgrade. ''' Click the '''Directory of other versions and languages''' link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that '''old versions may have security issues. ''' You should also check out [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/ Firefox; Extended Support Release] {web link} [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/ ESR Notes] [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/system-requirements/ System Requirements]