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The turn off updates options was removed in version 63. Please put it back in! Pop-up VERY ANNOYING!

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I do not use automatic updates on any application for common sense reasons of security and stability. Every time I boot Firefox it now prompts me to update and I am quite sure I'm not the only user that doesn't appreciate being auto nagged multiple times every day.

I do not use automatic updates on any application for common sense reasons of security and stability. Every time I boot Firefox it now prompts me to update and I am quite sure I'm not the only user that doesn't appreciate being auto nagged multiple times every day.

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McCoy
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Hello browseruser1,

I will spare you the lecture about how it would be wise to update ......

Maybe this is something you might be interested in :

https://winaero.com/blog/disable-updates-firefox-63-above/

Hello browseruser1, I will spare you the lecture about how it would be wise to update ...... Maybe this is something you might be interested in : https://winaero.com/blog/disable-updates-firefox-63-above/

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thanks but I see it as a nail in the coffin of Firefox. Getting so loaded up with "features" I just have to disable and nanny app stuff I think it is getting away from the mission of providing a clean, fast browser. I have 20 years in software development. I do update but not all the time as I believe the risk of issues due to poorly tested code, pushed out too quickly are probably greater than a security hole at this maturity level. Besides, the landscape is littered by open source and shareware applications that got so bloated with "enhancements" they could no longer be supported and ended up in the hands of the Dark Side. Keep Firefox simple!

thanks but I see it as a nail in the coffin of Firefox. Getting so loaded up with "features" I just have to disable and nanny app stuff I think it is getting away from the mission of providing a clean, fast browser. I have 20 years in software development. I do update but not all the time as I believe the risk of issues due to poorly tested code, pushed out too quickly are probably greater than a security hole at this maturity level. Besides, the landscape is littered by open source and shareware applications that got so bloated with "enhancements" they could no longer be supported and ended up in the hands of the Dark Side. Keep Firefox simple!
cor-el
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Note that if you would add a policy like mentioned in the above posted web page, either via GPO or via a policies,json file, that you won't be able to update Firefox as long as this policy is active, so you would have to disable this policy temporarily if you want to update or download the full version. If there are policies active then this is shown on the about:policies#active page.

See also DisableAppUpdate.

Note that if you would add a policy like mentioned in the above posted web page, either via GPO or via a policies,json file, that you won't be able to update Firefox as long as this policy is active, so you would have to disable this policy temporarily if you want to update or download the full version. If there are policies active then this is shown on the about:policies#active page. See also DisableAppUpdate. *https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/blob/master/README.md *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-group-policy *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-policiesjson *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-autoconfig