Is there any way to disable Firefox from updating my browser?
I have been an ardent Firefox user ever since Firefox began, having created innumerable Firefox users through the effusive enthusiasm in which I have promoted Firefox to others. But the manner in which Firefox has been demonstrating its total disdain for its loyal cadre of users like myself has me infuriated to no end, to the point of dumping Firefox altogether out of sheer frustration, anger with Firefox's absolute disregard to the requests of its users, who have pleaded to have a mechanism in which the all-too frequent updates wreaks havoc with our lives, livelihood.
The worst aspect of Firefox's dictatorial approach is the manner in which truth is the first casualty in having a process to disable the update process which is very much akin to the manner in which Foie gras is produced. I have been given all sorts of advice, guidance on how to disable the update process none of which have done a wit to fulfill my request of the specific needs of a browser that serves my interest and purpose, one in which is very much entwined with the work I do online as what I do for a living.
The insults Firefox perpetuates against users like me in providing phony approaches that in the end turn out to be just another dead end is nothing short of nefarious. My attempt for the umpteenth time in trying to put a stop to these updates is a terrible business practice, doing the worst sort of harm, to those who have been most loyal to the Firefox cause.
Just today, despite applying every sort of suggestion to stop these infernal updates, Firefox has once again found a new way to bring me closer to becoming forever alienated.
This morning I noticed browsers all on five computers updated when I specifically had in place every contingency for disabling these updates and so once again, I deleted every last remnant of Firefox off of my computer and started anew with a browser from Old Apps.com after going through my checklist of steps to insure the updates will never cross my path again.
But despite doing everything to stop it, checking never to be updated, having extensions applied manually and a host of other faux approaches to disable the updates, I nearly lost it when noticing that all computers were displaying the latest updates.
After today's latest debacle with the game you play with us users, it came to me like a ton of bricks falling loose right on top of me, how on a smaller scale,you, your tactics, your total obliviousness to the requests needs of our users, reminded me of Microsoft in its heyday.
That's a very sad,tragic legacy to be reminiscent of.
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You can install Firefox ESR, which updates every year, but is aimed for IT and biz users. We also dont support it here, but you can install it, the current version is 17.0.7.
Or another solution is to go to FIrefox button > Options > Advanced > Update > Disable Auto updates
If disabling autoupdate doesnt work you can see How to fix preferences that won't save.
Hopefully you found my advice well!