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How do you disable the 'do you want to upgrade' question

I am running on a linux machine, with firefox installed in /opt (ie, not writable by the common user). How do I disable the constant 'do you want to upgrade' question t… (read more)

I am running on a linux machine, with firefox installed in /opt (ie, not writable by the common user). How do I disable the constant 'do you want to upgrade' question that shows up (seemingly) every time I turn my head? I CANT upgrade it, I dont have permissions. It is almost (and getting closer all the time) enough to cause me to go back to chrome.

Asked by jim-fitz 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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ESR version prompting to download/install Quantum version constantly. How do I get rid of this prompt? I am already suppressing update notifications in the cnfg

We have deployed ESR version 60.2 (most current release). We have the config to force an update as it is available and silently install the updates suppressing any notifi… (read more)

We have deployed ESR version 60.2 (most current release). We have the config to force an update as it is available and silently install the updates suppressing any notifications. However, what most of our users are seeing is a constant prompt (as often as once a minute) to 'Download a fresh copy of Firefox'. If you follow the suggested link, it takes you to download Firefox Quantum. This feels like a bug. We do not want this version of the browser so it is unclear why it continually is taking users to this link. Its very difficult to ignore because it takes up the corner of the screen until dismissed.

Asked by Gforsland 1 year ago

Last reply by Gforsland 1 year ago

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Firefox updates reset settings

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I … (read more)

Every time Firefox does an automatic update, it resets all of my options back to its defaults. This includes whether to restore last session as well as themes. How can I stop Firefox updates from essentially resetting the browser when it updates?

Asked by fgsfds 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Is there a Whitepaper or similar which describes how the automatic updating of Firefox is secured?

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear … (read more)

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear is that per example somebody could manipulate the update to load an infected File instead of the original Firefox Update. I've already searched for half a day through the Internet and in the Mozilla wiki but could not find a description of this. Could you please provide me a Whitepaper or similar which describes how Mozilla Firefox ensures that only official and not manipulated Updates can be loaded and installed e.g. does the Client validate the installer hash before execution etc.

Here would be the equivalent Information from Google about Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/whitepaper.html https://github.com/google/omaha/blob/master/doc/install-update-overview.png

Asked by Kevin Eastwood 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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Can't uninstall Firefox

I have Windows 7 Professional and Kaspersky Internet Security. I had Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1. I also had Mozilla Firefox 42.0 in my Programs and Features List. I recently … (read more)

I have Windows 7 Professional and Kaspersky Internet Security. I had Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1. I also had Mozilla Firefox 42.0 in my Programs and Features List. I recently switched to Kaspersky Total Security and it told me that it was updating my MF 42.0 to MF 49.0.1. I wondered why I still had 42.0 in Programs and Features. When I try to uninstall it, under Administrative Account, I get "You do not have sufficient access to uninstall MF 42.0. Please contact your sysadmin." Every few hours Kaspersky Total Security would tell me it was updating MF 42.0. This was making me nuts, so I tried disabling/uninstalling it with CCleaner. Didn't work. I tried Revo Uninstaller. Didn't work. Finally I said, "Screw it!" and tried to uninstall MF 49.0.1 from Programs and Features, thinking that if I uninstalled 49.0.1, 42.0 would go with it and I could get a fresh copy. I got "An error occurred while trying to uninstall MF 49.0.1 (x86 en-us) It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like to remove it from the Programs and Features List?" I clicked NO, and looked up how to uninstall MF 49.0.1 online using the Helper uninstaller. So that was gone, but it's still in the Programs and Features List. So is MF 42.0. MF 42.0 is still hanging around, and Kaspersky Total Security was trying to update it every few hours. Finally, I hit "Ignore" to keep Kaspersky from nagging me about the software "Update". But this is making me crazy! I had to reinstall MF 49.0.1 just so I could post this question: How do I get rid of this MF 42.0 file? How do I properly uninstall MF 49.0.1 so that they both disappear from my Programs and Features and don't leave little pieces of code lying around? Thanks for your time, and for any advice you can give me. I appreciate it.

Asked by Tergiversada 3 years ago

Last reply by Tergiversada 3 years ago

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Disable Update Version 55

I have the updater disabled in firefox 55. I also have the updater internet access blocked via my firewall but firefox still annoys me by trying to update. I am using Win… (read more)

I have the updater disabled in firefox 55. I also have the updater internet access blocked via my firewall but firefox still annoys me by trying to update. I am using Windows 10 home & when I start firefox I am prompted as to if I want to allow the updater to make changes to my computer.

Any ideas?

Asked by Edward Norton 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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Temporarily block Firefox updates by URL/IP

We have an Add-On that will no longer work with FireFox once it updates version 60.2. It will heavily impact our stores ability to use certain functions/integration with … (read more)

We have an Add-On that will no longer work with FireFox once it updates version 60.2. It will heavily impact our stores ability to use certain functions/integration with our website until we get either a new add-on released or make a change to the site. We had planned on disabling updates for FireFox temporarily on each PC at each store but I am hoping for a workaround. I am curious if there is a list somewhere of the server IP’s/URLs that FireFox would use to update. This way I can just blacklist those IP’s for the time being until we get a new add-on released or an update to our website. This way they would not be able to download the latest update. It would prevent me from having to alter settings on each PC at each store (we have close to 70 locations and 4 computers at each). Is there such a list? And if so can someone point me there? Thanks!

Asked by ar550n1c 1 year ago

Answered by ar550n1c 1 year ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

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Failure to implement and retain password

I had been using numerous sites where I my username and password was appropriately retained using Firefox 36.0.4. With the update to 37.0.4, all this failed. My stored… (read more)

I had been using numerous sites where I my username and password was appropriately retained using Firefox 36.0.4. With the update to 37.0.4, all this failed. My stored usernames and passwords failed. Deleting these credentials would not work - I would enter them, the dialogue about whether to store these would flash in the upper left of the browser window, and I would be asked for my credentials again. Happened on multiple sites on different servers. Deleting profile and reinstalling V37.0.4 did not fix. The only solution was to scrub out V37.0.4 and reinstall the prior V36.0.4. How to communicate this to the Firefox developers.

Asked by roaming_bo 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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FF 57.0.1 does not uninstall FF 57.0

When installiing FF 57.0.1: FF 57.0 stays installed (Program and functions - Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit) What to do (for plenty of clients)? Thanks - Michael … (read more)

When installiing FF 57.0.1: FF 57.0 stays installed (Program and functions - Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit)

What to do (for plenty of clients)?

Thanks - Michael

Asked by sg08234 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox changes privacy settings

Every time Firefox updates, my privacy settings are overwritten to allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla. Other settings remain unchanged, so wh… (read more)

Every time Firefox updates, my privacy settings are overwritten to allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla. Other settings remain unchanged, so why aren't users allowed to decide for themselves on this setting?

Asked by StopChangingSettings 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can you actually disable automatic updates or is the setting just there to taunt us?

I have spent some time reading the forums and this seems to be a problem many people have. Unfortunately I have not read a post where an actual solution was offered. I g… (read more)

I have spent some time reading the forums and this seems to be a problem many people have. Unfortunately I have not read a post where an actual solution was offered. I get no sound in Firefox version 57 or 58. Version 56 would work except for I am forced to uninstall the latest version every couple days and reinstall Firefox at version 56. Every time I do this, I disable automatic updates. Firefox still automatically updates. WTF man. I see on these forums that many people need a previous version of Firefox for whatever reason and we all get the updates that break our specific machine's compatability forced on us EVEN THO WE HAVE SELECTED TO DISABLE THE AUTOMATIC UPDATES!!! Is there a way to check disable automatic updates and have it actually disable updating automatically? Or should I look for another browser?

Asked by Donovanluch 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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Why does firefox continue to auto update when I have it set to let me decide when to do the update?

I have mozilla set to notify me when an update is ready but I just watched it update with no input from me. example: [no input] Double click on the Firefox icon on the de… (read more)

I have mozilla set to notify me when an update is ready but I just watched it update with no input from me.

example: [no input] Double click on the Firefox icon on the desktop and it says wait while we install the latest update. Then the little updater box with the progress bar opens showing update in progress. I DID NOT OK AN UPDATE!

How can I rely on software that does not follow settings? I am using Win 10 and the most current {NOW) firefox thanks to it updating without my permission. This is also why I now use Chrome as my default browser.

Asked by jrfoleyjr 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Update option is checked but FF will no automatically update and keeps asking to download newer version.

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of ve… (read more)

Using 68.0.2 in Debian 9.4 Stretch. Originally FF 68.0.2 was installed in my Downloads directory but I moved it to /opt and is still working fine. Since the release of version 69 it has been pestering me asking for an update, even that the automatic update option is checked on. Downloaded 69.0 and again moved to it to /opt. Renamed the 68.0.2 from firefox to firefox 68 and tried to run 69 but it will not respond. Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Thanks.

Asked by topocalc 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

Firefox 76.0 Switching all add-ons to manual update does not work, nor does older versions

Firefox 76.0 Switching all add-ons to manual update does not work, nor with the older versions, every time Firefox is started, the add-ons are updated every time and that… (read more)

Firefox 76.0 Switching all add-ons to manual update does not work, nor with the older versions, every time Firefox is started, the add-ons are updated every time and that annoys.

Asked by ronny1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by ronny1 2 weeks ago

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панель закладок

Всем привет. После обновления браузера вкладки не сохраняются на панели закладок: закладки добавляются (рис.11), но после перезапуска браузера панель снова чистая и без д… (read more)

Всем привет. После обновления браузера вкладки не сохраняются на панели закладок: закладки добавляются (рис.11), но после перезапуска браузера панель снова чистая и без добавленных закладок(рис.12). Как исправить?

Asked by vituk 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago

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Keep Firefox from automatically updating

Already checked a bunch of help articles: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1003777 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1113663 https://support.mozilla.… (read more)

Already checked a bunch of help articles:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1003777 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1113663 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/advanced-panel-settings-in-firefox#w_update-tab https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1003777

We need to use Firefox 33.0.1 for testing, but every time my tools use Firefox, the next time I find it has upgraded to 45.

In preferences I have set to never update, turned off search engine updates, and in the config page, have made sure the app.update.auto/enabled/silent are all false.

I am running on a Mac 10.11, I have renamed my original latest Firefox installation, and install the oldest in the default path for our tools to detect.

I see the maintenance service only exists for Windows computers, and I do not see any update folders in Firefox's application or Application Support directories.

This update will happen even when I don't restart my computer, or open Firefox manually in between test runs.

Asked by Pysis 4 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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Why does Firefox update search paralyze web connectivity?

Running the latest Firefox (51.0.1) in Windows 10. Every time Firefox searches for updates, not only will Firefox not open any web page, neither will Chrome (Firefox is … (read more)

Running the latest Firefox (51.0.1) in Windows 10. Every time Firefox searches for updates, not only will Firefox not open any web page, neither will Chrome (Firefox is my default). This a new phenomenon since a recent update. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Asked by ethantb 3 years ago

Last reply by ethantb 3 years ago