It appears I can't just add a comment to another post to add a voice of support, so I'm forced to submit another duplicate post of: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/ques… (read more)
It appears I can't just add a comment to another post to add a voice of support, so I'm forced to submit another duplicate post of: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238020 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232918
There is no reason to remove functionality and force it on users. Unfortunately, Chrome is even worse at this kind of behaviour so for now I'm stuck on Firefox (downgraded to v 62), but as soon as there is a viable alternative you'll have lost a loyal user of several years because I see you do this again and again. Mozilla thinks that the most clueless among its users need their preferences adjusted, when it's only the rare power users who ever open an options dialog.
I don't want automatic updates, I don't want the distracting nags, and I want to be able to check and install them easily when I do decide to. In over a decade of working in IT I've had bad updates that broke the software, secretly downloaded and installed unwanted software or outright malware, replaced working drivers with incompatible ones, irreversibly damaged the OS installation, or disabled features that I rely on in everyday usage. What I never, ever, ever had is a problem because I didn't update the software the instant an update became available.
And a final note. "There is a way to prevent this but were not allowed to mention it " is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen on a support forum, and I've seen a lot of bad support forums. Please, please, please, Mozilla, start respecting your users again while you still have them.