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Just want SIMPLE instruction on how to turn off auto updates.

Just want SIMPLE instruction on how to turn off auto updates.
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Tyler Downer
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Turning off updates is not recommended. Updates contain important security and stability improvements and if you turn them off your computer is left vulnerable to them.

The most recent version of Firefox is 67.0.2. Please ensure you are fully up to date

Turning off updates is not recommended. Updates contain important security and stability improvements and if you turn them off your computer is left vulnerable to them. The most recent version of Firefox is 67.0.2. Please ensure you are fully up to date
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OK Thanks. But this last update screwed up my stuff. Had to manually reinstall exts/theme and my bookmarks are gone. I have been futzing around w/this for 7 hours. I give up.

OK Thanks. But this last update screwed up my stuff. Had to manually reinstall exts/theme and my bookmarks are gone. I have been futzing around w/this for 7 hours. I give up.
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Tyler Downer
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If you go into the profile manager, do you see multiple profiles? Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles

If you go into the profile manager, do you see multiple profiles? [[Use the Profile Manager to create and remove Firefox profiles]]
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No. Thanks again. I quit. 8 hrs of this circle jerk is enough. Time to start drinking again.

No. Thanks again. I quit. 8 hrs of this circle jerk is enough. Time to start drinking again.
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FredMcD
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A post was flagged as Solved Problem. If the problem is not solved, please remove that flag. If you don’t, others that can help may not read this post.

Go to that message, and use the Undo link to its right.


Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; Old Firefox? Look inside. Look for the folder with the latest creation date.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible

A post was flagged as '''Solved Problem.''' If the problem is not solved, please remove that flag. If you don’t, others that can help may not read this post. Go to that message, and use the '''Undo''' link to its right. ------------- Look on your desktop. Do you see a folder called; '''Old Firefox?''' Look inside. Look for the folder with the latest creation date. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-run-firefox-when-profile-missing-inaccessible
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No reply has helped me so far. I am OLD. Here's a new one for you...why doesn't the theme show on open tabs. Only on the home page, Kind of defeats the reason to even have themes doncha think. If there is a simple S-I-M-P-L-E fix then please advise. If not then don't bother.

No reply has helped me so far. I am OLD. Here's a new one for you...why doesn't the theme show on open tabs. Only on the home page, Kind of defeats the reason to even have themes doncha think. If there is a simple S-I-M-P-L-E fix then please advise. If not then don't bother.
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jscher2000
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Beetina358 said

Here's a new one for you...why doesn't the theme show on open tabs. Only on the home page, Kind of defeats the reason to even have themes doncha think.

Themes -- like the built-in Dark theme, or themes you can install from the Add-ons site -- primarily modify the appearance of the toolbar area. All tabs on the tab bar should be affected. (Built-in themes in Firefox - alternative to complete themes)

Themes are not intended to modify web content, but extensions can do that. For example, do you want a dark theme for websites? Check out an add-on like this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/darkreader/

''Beetina358 [[#answer-1229765|said]]'' <blockquote> Here's a new one for you...why doesn't the theme show on open tabs. Only on the home page, Kind of defeats the reason to even have themes doncha think.</blockquote> Themes -- like the built-in Dark theme, or themes you can install from the Add-ons site -- primarily modify the appearance of the toolbar area. All tabs on the tab bar should be affected. ([[Built-in themes in Firefox - alternative to complete themes]]) Themes are not intended to modify web content, but extensions can do that. For example, do you want a dark theme for websites? Check out an add-on like this one: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/darkreader/
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cor-el
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The only themes that Firefox supports are lightweight themes that style to Firefox user interface with a background image. If you have a background image on the home page then you must have an extension that adds this or have the home page set to a web page.

The only themes that Firefox supports are lightweight themes that style to Firefox user interface with a background image. If you have a background image on the home page then you must have an extension that adds this or have the home page set to a web page.
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I don't want a dark theme. I want the one that I chose you know kittens, unicorns whatever. All this bs started with an update today. Yesterday everything was cool. I hate Google & MSN forget it. So I am stuck with FF. Do not suggest 'Refresh'. I tried it once & again everything was terrible.

I don't want a dark theme. I want the one that I chose you know kittens, unicorns whatever. All this bs started with an update today. Yesterday everything was cool. I hate Google & MSN forget it. So I am stuck with FF. Do not suggest 'Refresh'. I tried it once & again everything was terrible.
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Not one reply is SIMPLE or even applicable to the problems I'm having. If I'm fcked just say so & I can get on with the day.

Not one reply is SIMPLE or even applicable to the problems I'm having. If I'm fcked just say so & I can get on with the day.
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Tyler Downer
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Everyone is trying to help you, but you're not clearly explaining what Happened or trying the steps we are giving you. If you'd like assistance please reread what we ask and provide the answers to the questions we ask

Everyone is trying to help you, but you're not clearly explaining what Happened or trying the steps we are giving you. If you'd like assistance please reread what we ask and provide the answers to the questions we ask
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I pick a theme from add-ons. I have FF as a homepage. The theme shows up there and ONLY there. So what constitutes 'light-weight' theme? Please show me where I can get one. All this angst could be avoided if updates didn't mess w/my computer.

I pick a theme from add-ons. I have FF as a homepage. The theme shows up there and ONLY there. So what constitutes 'light-weight' theme? Please show me where I can get one. All this angst could be avoided if updates didn't mess w/my computer.
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Why doesn't the theme show up on web pages? It only shows on my homepage (FF). Is this normal. Yesterday it was showing - today nope.

Why doesn't the theme show up on web pages? It only shows on my homepage (FF). Is this normal. Yesterday it was showing - today nope.
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Now there is no theme showing anywhere at all. What is the point of having themes if they don't show?

Now there is no theme showing anywhere at all. What is the point of having themes if they don't show?
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Tyler Downer
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I think you are confusing some terms

A homepage is the website that you first see when you open Firefox. It can be the default Firefox home page, or you can set it to be any website you want.

Themes only apply to Firefox. The tabs at the top. They don't change websites at all.

I think you are confusing some terms A homepage is the website that you first see when you open Firefox. It can be the default Firefox home page, or you can set it to be any website you want. Themes only apply to Firefox. The tabs at the top. They don't change websites at all.
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jscher2000
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If you mean themes like this --

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/running-foxes-by-madonna/

-- they only show up on the toolbar area above the web page. They do not touch the web content itself.

If you mean themes like this -- https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/running-foxes-by-madonna/ -- they only show up on the toolbar area above the web page. They do not touch the web content itself.
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My homepage IS FF. No theme shows up. I click on sites on that page-twitter, mail etc. No theme shows at the top of any of them. If I choose a theme it shows up on the add-ons page only then poof gone when I leave the add-ons page. Again what's the point if the theme doesn't show?

My homepage IS FF. No theme shows up. I click on sites on that page-twitter, mail etc. No theme shows at the top of any of them. If I choose a theme it shows up on the add-ons page only then poof gone when I leave the add-ons page. Again what's the point if the theme doesn't show?
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I appreciate the help but it's futile. Nothing is working so have a nice evening. I quit.

I appreciate the help but it's futile. Nothing is working so have a nice evening. I quit.
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@jscher I get themes from add-ons Just like in the link you provided. Yesterday everything was working after the update today all my stuff was screwed up. I reinstalled my extensions. I lost all my bookmarks. I followed instructions to recover them to no avail.

@jscher I get themes from add-ons Just like in the link you provided. Yesterday everything was working after the update today all my stuff was screwed up. I reinstalled my extensions. I lost all my bookmarks. I followed instructions to recover them to no avail.
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jscher2000
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Hi Beetina358, I'm not sure what's going on with your Firefox.

If you haven't already, could you close out of Firefox and do a normal Windows shutdown and restart to complete any pending updates and release any file locks.

If Firefox again starts up without your bookmarks, could you check whether Firefox's Restore menu lists any bookmark backups? This article will get you to that menu: Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer.

Hi Beetina358, I'm not sure what's going on with your Firefox. If you haven't already, could you close out of Firefox and do a normal Windows shutdown and restart to complete any pending updates and release any file locks. If Firefox again starts up without your bookmarks, could you check whether Firefox's Restore menu lists any bookmark backups? This article will get you to that menu: [[Restore bookmarks from backup or move them to another computer]].
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