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How do I go back to a previous Firefox before this update I had today?

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I did an update today Nov 17th 2017. And your update completely messed up how I am used to using my firefox browser. What the heck were you thinking? It completely messed up my bookmarks. I had a few folders for work and different things and now everything is such a mess and I have to go through an extra screen now to get to them WTF? I also use the home button a lot to get back to google search and you moved it to the other side of the web address bar. OMG you guys suck, why did you make so many stupid changes? Do you not know that people actually hate change? Especially when it messes up everything I found so convenient about this browser. I may end up using chrome from now on and deleting this browser. May as well use a different browser and learn that one because I need to learn this one all over again.

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People hate disruptive changes, so I know where you're coming from and I think I can help.

Kasia_Night said

It completely messed up my bookmarks. I had a few folders for work and different things and now everything is such a mess and I have to go through an extra screen now to get to them WTF?

There is a "real" bookmarks menu button for the toolbar. You can add it from Customize, or use the "Library" button as described in the article linked below:

Hopefully that makes more sense than using the Library window for bookmarks.

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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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People hate disruptive changes, so I know where you're coming from and I think I can help.

Kasia_Night said

It completely messed up my bookmarks. I had a few folders for work and different things and now everything is such a mess and I have to go through an extra screen now to get to them WTF?

There is a "real" bookmarks menu button for the toolbar. You can add it from Customize, or use the "Library" button as described in the article linked below:

Hopefully that makes more sense than using the Library window for bookmarks.

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Kasia_Night said

I also use the home button a lot to get back to google search and you moved it to the other side of the web address bar.

You can drag the main toolbar buttons to your preferred position using the Customize feature, just as in earlier versions of Firefox. I think that is mentioned in a "tour" of the new interface, but.... Anyway, see:

Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

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Thank you guys. That was really helpful. Sorry I get super upset when things suddenly look very different for me. After looking at all the options I have customized my toolbar. Thank you for that suggestion. I honestly did not know I could customize it to how I like it.

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