Firefox has upgraded in the background and needs to restart - dealbreaker.
This is a dealbreaker and I'm quiting firefox because of it.
Event: "Firefox has upgraded in the background and needs to restart.
You will be able to continue where you left off..."
Infuriatingly, there is no option to postpone. All browsing is immediately prevented and there is no option to do anything other than restart. Furthermore, there is no option to turn off automatic updates or even to get a notification that one might be happening until it is too late.
Problem: The restart does not return to "where I left off" with a) only one tab re-opening (plus all private tabs lost); and b) many logins and much form-filling progress lost. For example, I was in the process of submitting a government form in a private tab when, on the last step, instead of the final confirmation page, I got the dreaded "Firefox has upgraded and needs to restart" message. Upon restart, the tab didn't reopen, and I lost the session and had to start again from the beginning with the form filling process. Utterly infuriating and completely unnecessary.
I was putting up with Firefox's other annoying quirks, but this is ridiculous.
Modified by mozilla306
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Do you have Firefox set to Open previous windows and tabs? What OS? What Desktop? Are you on Wayland or X11? Try downloading another copy or version of Firefox and run it from the folder. Do not sign into your Firefox account and see if you have the same issue.
Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20220113 KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.16.0-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Do you have Firefox set to Open previous windows and tabs?
This is irrelevant - the message says "Firefox will restart where you left off" and not "...only if you have set these particular options".
To answer your question, I can't remember, but I think not.
Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (64bit)
Are you on Wayland or X11?
Do not sign into your Firefox account and see if you have the same issue.
I never did. I only have an account now to give this feedback.
Try downloading another copy or version of Firefox and run it from the folder.
No. This issue was a dealbreaker. It is utterly stupid to not at least have any "postpone" option or a "disable auto updates" in the settings as a back-up workaround if nothing else. There's no point for me persevering as my usecase is completely broken, and there are plenty of other browsers to chose from and I'm using them instead. I'll Firefox again in a couple of years.