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NO upgrade to FF89, request for security update for older versions.

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I stopped update to the new fancy Firefox, gonna stay with the 88.0.1 release (as I did with Thunderbird 68). Would be nice to have (just!) security update to previous versions instead of forced update to new clean features.

Those who are interested how to stop upgrade: put into your registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox] "DisableAppUpdate"=dword:00000001

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Got the solution... Changed to Firefox Extended Support Release.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switch-to-firefox-extended-support-release-esr

It has security updates and doesn't come with the "new clean" features. This is exactly what I wanted.

Since it is ver. 78.11.0, it doesn't accept my profile from 88.0.1, so first time I started FF with firefox.exe --allow-downgrade from command line, after that everything was OK.

Don't forget enable update in registry (changing DisableAppUpdate to 0 or delete it) if you disabled it previously, so you will get security updates.

I tried to find Thunderbird ESR but it looks like Mozilla gave up releasing ESR for TB long time ago. If I am wrong, please someone let me know.

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If you decide later to enable upgrade, change the DisableAppUpdate value to 0 (zero).

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Another great solution here (thanks @pik94) using the Firefox Enterprise Policies Option: https://www.webnots.com/how-to-disable-automatic-update-in-firefox/

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Chosen Solution

Got the solution... Changed to Firefox Extended Support Release.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/switch-to-firefox-extended-support-release-esr

It has security updates and doesn't come with the "new clean" features. This is exactly what I wanted.

Since it is ver. 78.11.0, it doesn't accept my profile from 88.0.1, so first time I started FF with firefox.exe --allow-downgrade from command line, after that everything was OK.

Don't forget enable update in registry (changing DisableAppUpdate to 0 or delete it) if you disabled it previously, so you will get security updates.

I tried to find Thunderbird ESR but it looks like Mozilla gave up releasing ESR for TB long time ago. If I am wrong, please someone let me know.

Modified by gsfc12

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