There needs to be a way for users to revert to the previously installed version of FF with all add-ons, settings, etc. restored completedly the way they were before the u… (read more)
There needs to be a way for users to revert to the previously installed version of FF with all add-ons, settings, etc. restored completedly the way they were before the upgrade trashed all customization or deleted/disabled all add-ons.
When an upgrade is available and I try it, I always(?) get a message saying that the Firefox Upgrade failed and that I should download and install the latest copy. Can you guess why I now know to avoid that suggestion?
It takes way too much time to tweak the configuration of a frequently used program such as a Web broswer only to have the whole damn thing revert to stock settings whenever an upgrade comes along.
I can see why many settings or installed add-ons might not work if a particular upgrade involved many significant changes to FF, but users should be given the choice of not upgrading and never Syncing Firefox until they are sure that all the perceived bugs in the upgrade that break things they like as-is I like are fixed and that Syncing will not do more harm than good from their perspective.
Newer or allegedly "improved" is not automatically better in the eues of the owner/user. Just look at the millions of people who have avoided downgrading their Windows 7 or 8 installtions to Windows 10. The latter seems even more defective by design.
Why cannot FF be upgraded without breaking much of what users found good in the previous version, often due to their customizations? I wonder if the upgrades could be done on a feature/function basis in most cases. I certainly understand why the upgrade to FF Quantum had to be an all or nothing procedure...but EVERY upgrade since then?!?