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How to keep separate profiles from both updating?

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OS Win 7 premium: 64bit: I have two profiles set up. One, "Default", should be the latest version and update automatically. The other, "OldVer" should never update so I don't lose the use of the plugins that I created it to use - these are disabled in the newer versions. However, when I backdated the OldVer profile to Ff50, the Default did so too, and if I update Default, OldVer updates into uselessness. I need the two profiles to update (or not) independently. I have found no info on achieving this. Advice?

OS Win 7 premium: 64bit: I have two profiles set up. One, "Default", should be the latest version and update automatically. The other, "OldVer" should never update so I don't lose the use of the plugins that I created it to use - these are disabled in the newer versions. However, when I backdated the OldVer profile to Ff50, the Default did so too, and if I update Default, OldVer updates into uselessness. I need the two profiles to update (or not) independently. I have found no info on achieving this. Advice?

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  • Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

Hi, If have 1 program and it gets updated it's updated regardless if have 1 or more Profiles.

You can use the Developer Edition which is a Beta and always will be updating to newer version every other couple of days in Compatibility mode with a older version of Firefox.

It shares your bookmarks and more. So always :

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

Hi, If have 1 program and it gets updated it's updated regardless if have 1 or more Profiles. You can use the Developer Edition which is a Beta and always will be updating to newer version every other couple of days in Compatibility mode with a older version of Firefox. *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/developer/ It shares your bookmarks and more. So always : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 29.0.0.140

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 29.0.0.140 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
cor-el
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You would have to install the two different Firefox versions you want to use via a custom install in their own Firefox program folder to have them distinct.

Firefox 52.7.3 ESR:

Firefox 59.0.2 release:

You need to make sure to start each version with its own profile. Then you can set the update settings of each version like you desire in Options/Preferences. Keep in mind that 64-bit Firefox versions only support the Shockwave Flash plugin.

Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no longer work.

See also:

You would have to install the two different Firefox versions you want to use via a custom install in their own Firefox program folder to have them distinct. Firefox 52.7.3 ESR: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.7.3/releasenotes/ Firefox 59.0.2 release: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/59.0.2/releasenotes/ You need to make sure to start each version with its own profile. Then you can set the update settings of each version like you desire in Options/Preferences. Keep in mind that 64-bit Firefox versions only support the Shockwave Flash plugin. Why-do-Java-Silverlight-Adobe-Acrobat-and-other-plugins-no longer work. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_Firefox_profile_on_windows *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Shortcut_to_a_specific_profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Using_multiple_profiles_-_Firefox