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Version 68 deleted - reverted to 60.7.2 but version 68 keeps coming back when computer restart?

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Since all of my adds on are not yet compatible with version 68, I can hardly use Thunderbird anymore due to tiny fonts in the pane, on folders, no accounts colors, no quick text and more and more... Therefore, I rolled back to previous version by first deleting Thunderbird in program files (X86) - Reinstalled version 60.7.2 (32 bits) and all my profiles, accounts came back the way I like it with all previous adds-on. I also checked the box to allow Thunderbird to check for update but let me choose when to install them and unchecked the box: Use a background service to install updates. However, when computer restarts, Thunderbird automatically upgrades/updates to version 68.0 - What am I doing wrong? Should I create a different path in the directory? I do not want version 68. How to I remove myself from the automatic release channel? and How do I keep version 60.7 working on my computer using Windows 10?

Since all of my adds on are not yet compatible with version 68, I can hardly use Thunderbird anymore due to tiny fonts in the pane, on folders, no accounts colors, no quick text and more and more... Therefore, I rolled back to previous version by first deleting Thunderbird in program files (X86) - Reinstalled version 60.7.2 (32 bits) and all my profiles, accounts came back the way I like it with all previous adds-on. I also checked the box to allow Thunderbird to check for update but let me choose when to install them and unchecked the box: Use a background service to install updates. However, when computer restarts, Thunderbird automatically upgrades/updates to version 68.0 - What am I doing wrong? Should I create a different path in the directory? I do not want version 68. How to I remove myself from the automatic release channel? and How do I keep version 60.7 working on my computer using Windows 10?

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The Software Updater is probably forcing TB 68 because that is the version provided on the TB site, even though 68 won't be offered as an update from 60.8 until (maybe) 68.1 is released. I would add TB as an Exclusion to the Updater, and then download the 60.8 installer:

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/60.8.0/win32/

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Toad-Hall
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re: I also checked the box to allow Thunderbird to check for update but let me choose when to install them and unchecked the box: Use a background service to install updates. Sounds like this did not necessarilly get copied into files upon exit.

Do you use a product like CCleaner? It is known for causing problems like deleting session files and causing minor headaches. If yes, either stop using it or please make any Thunderbird file or folder exempt. It must not be allowed anywhere near Thunderbird profiles.

re: ''I also checked the box to allow Thunderbird to check for update but let me choose when to install them and unchecked the box: Use a background service to install updates.'' Sounds like this did not necessarilly get copied into files upon exit. Do you use a product like CCleaner? It is known for causing problems like deleting session files and causing minor headaches. If yes, either stop using it or please make any Thunderbird file or folder exempt. It must not be allowed anywhere near Thunderbird profiles.
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No I do not use CCleaner However, I use Kaspersky Internet Security -

Should I remove some features without impacting other software performance -

Here are screenshots.

No I do not use CCleaner However, I use Kaspersky Internet Security - Should I remove some features without impacting other software performance - Here are screenshots.
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The Software Updater is probably forcing TB 68 because that is the version provided on the TB site, even though 68 won't be offered as an update from 60.8 until (maybe) 68.1 is released. I would add TB as an Exclusion to the Updater, and then download the 60.8 installer:

https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/60.8.0/win32/

The Software Updater is probably forcing TB 68 because that is the version provided on the [https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ TB site], even though 68 won't be offered as an update from 60.8 until (maybe) 68.1 is released. I would add TB as an Exclusion to the Updater, and then download the 60.8 installer: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/60.8.0/win32/
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Thank you very much. I will try to do this and will keep you posted

Thank you very much. I will try to do this and will keep you posted
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Thank you SO much. It now works like a charm and all adds on are back.

Thank you SO much. It now works like a charm and all adds on are back.
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