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How do I go back to Firefox 10?

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I HATE all these upgrade versions. I was with firefox 6 for a long time and finally decided to go to firefox 11. Of course TACO which blocks all the social network tracking and google crapalytics etc. is not compatible with firefox 11. How do I go back to a version that all my extensions and add ons will work with? I can't find anything other than firefox 3.6 download on here. Mozilla, if you are reading this, please STOP with all the versions...it will be a long time before I ever download a newer one, because every time I do this kind of thing happens!

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Benzeke, I just wanted to comment on one thing. Each version of Firefox is released with no known security holes, but as time passes, some security holes are found. That is part of why a release is made every 6 weeks, to ensure that all known security holes are plugged.

Now, if you mean this add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/targeted-advertising-cookie-op, it looks like it works with Firefox 11 now.

As for the future of add-on compatibility, there is work to make it even easier for add-ons to be compatible with new versions of Firefox. So hopefully in the future you will find the process less painful.

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You'll have to go back a while for things like that. The problem is security. If you want an insecure version, go to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all-older.html

Personally I've had no problems, and I use version 14 (beta) and 10 and 11. I can reassure you we're not just pushing updates for no reason. They bring extra security, features and tend to be a bit faster. If an extension says it is not compatible, just click the install button anyway. It'll come up with a button saying "Install Anyway", click it. I've never come across a TRULY not compatible addon.

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I was happy to download the new v.11.0 update, but unfortunately I found that Blackboard (website my university uses for online college courses) is not currently compatible in some areas with version 11. Back to 10 until they fix it I guess =(

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With the huge amount of personal data being mined by every site you go to, I have found TACO absolutely invaluable. It blocks pretty much all the spying eyes that endlessly watch you...google analytics (aka google crapalytics), facebook, twitter, on and on. I don't even have accounts with these people, and they are tracking me. So, I don't honestly care if Firefox has new features or runs just slightly faster, what is important to me and to many people is that blocking ability. Sadly Firefox 6 was not as stable as I would have liked, and I will hope to find a newer version that is both stable and compatible. I realize Firefox likes to bring us the latest, but every time I have ever upgraded there is this issue, whether it be TACO, Realplayer, or some other program or add on that becomes incompatible. Obviously Firefox is not giving the developers of these programs enough time to get compatible versions ready..and if you are a user who likes their add ons and so forth, keeping Firefox upgraded at the cost of them every few weeks is just not providing a good customer experience. On the other hand, thanks for the link, I will find the "sweet spot" of a version that works for me, and I will sure stay with it for a long, long time.

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Sadly the link you have provided brings me back to downloads for firefox 3.6..not 8,9, or 10. That is too bad. I also should have mentioned above that if you are saying that earlier versions of firefox were so insecure, why did mozilla release them? That seems to be kind of silly to say now that earlier versions were somehow insecure when upgrading to them was pushed so hard. Please find me a link to download firefox 8, 9, or 10 and hopefully I will be happy. Otherwise I have to stay with 6 which is not an ideal solution.

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Benzeke, I just wanted to comment on one thing. Each version of Firefox is released with no known security holes, but as time passes, some security holes are found. That is part of why a release is made every 6 weeks, to ensure that all known security holes are plugged.

Now, if you mean this add-on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/targeted-advertising-cookie-op, it looks like it works with Firefox 11 now.

As for the future of add-on compatibility, there is work to make it even easier for add-ons to be compatible with new versions of Firefox. So hopefully in the future you will find the process less painful.

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I will try the upgrade and see if it leaves TACO there, yes that is the add-on that I need. I guess what I need to do is to download the new versions, and then not install them for a while, then maybe the add-ons will work. Nobody wants security holes, I sure don't, but I also don't want social networks that I don't belong to and advertising agencies that I don't do business with to watch every move I make. Personally I'd love to see the TACO technology standard Firefox, so that people will understand that they CAN control more of their personal information!

Thanks for the post, will hope that solves it!

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Whenever you upgrade to a new version of Firefox (FYI, TACO should work for a long time now without any problems due to new changes in add-on compatibility), make sure you go into the add-on manager and check for any add-on upgrades, as they will resolve the compatibility issues.

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Firefox had a nice update policy not too long ago, when version 3.0.1 followed on 3.0.0. This did not break the compatibility of plugins and allowed the browser to remain secure.

The problem here is that Mozilla keeps pushing major versions 9, 10, 11, ... Neither of these versions had any major feature improvements (justifying a "major" release). The sole idea of this policy is to give the user the impression that Firefox is more mature than all other browsers.

So, we have to cope with incompatible plugins just to support some geeky penis size comparison. I have been using Firefox since the first day, even at the time when the bulky Mozilla package was the foundations "main" browser. Today I switch to Opera - until the update policy is reverted.

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unknowna, the actual reason of Rapid Release is to get new features into the hands of user's faster, instead of having to wait 18 months to get a new and improved spell checker like with Firefox 4, you now only have to wait 6-12 weeks. Also, with extensions, in Firefox 11 changes have been made that will make many extensions compatible by default, meaning it doesn't matter if their developers update them or not, they will still try to work.


http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2011/08/25/rapid-release-process/

http://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2011/10/03/rapid-release-follow-up/

http://blog.mozilla.com/futurereleases/2012/02/03/improving-the-firefox-update-experience/

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Let me start with the good points: <irony> (1) You hear my concerns, better: you already know them. (2) The new extensions policy improved my situation by 50%: only one of my two extension is incompatible with Firefox 11 (compared to both in Firefox 10) </irony>

To be honest, I did not realize the foundation plans silent updates for Firefox. In a world, in which everyone is concerned about internet security, this is the last I want! Gladly, these are not the 1990s and I have a choice.

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I'm very frustrated - nothing is working. I can't play videos, I can't save in Visa Prints, I can't do a LOT of my everyday activities... I am going to have to learn to use Safari or Chrome or something else... and I was a die-hard fan of Firefox too.... bummer.

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CoachDonnaStott, what exact problems are you having with firefox? Have you tried reading Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems ?