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I'm unfortunately using an older version of Mac OS, version 10.6 to be exact. (Problems with installing the recent versions) Ever since the latest update of firefox, i can no longer use the browser i prefer to use the most. I've looked at many ways to downgrade it, and all of them are linked to this page. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

And from there I have no clue on what to do, and not one Q&A i have read explains how to do it. I basically want to revert back to the version I was using before (one that works on Mac OS X 10.6) Can anyone help me, please.

I'm unfortunately using an older version of Mac OS, version 10.6 to be exact. (Problems with installing the recent versions) Ever since the latest update of firefox, i can no longer use the browser i prefer to use the most. I've looked at many ways to downgrade it, and all of them are linked to this page. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ And from there I have no clue on what to do, and not one Q&A i have read explains how to do it. I basically want to revert back to the version I was using before (one that works on Mac OS X 10.6) Can anyone help me, please.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/534.59.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.9 Safari/534.59.10

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FredMcD
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Install an older version of Firefox {web link} Look for the directory of the version that you want. But remember that old versions may have security issues.

'''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox Install an older version of Firefox]''' {web link} Look for the directory of the version that you want. But remember that old versions may have security issues.

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I've been on that page numerous of times, and it downloads the newer version of Firefox instead of †he old

I've been on that page numerous of times, and it downloads the newer version of Firefox instead of †he old

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Once i'm in that long list, I'm completely lost on what to pick and what to actually do. What file name am I aiming for, were do i find the file to install the older one back on etc

I have clicked on a few and none have an option to install. Unless I'm doing it wrong.

Once i'm in that long list, I'm completely lost on what to pick and what to actually do. What file name am I aiming for, were do i find the file to install the older one back on etc I have clicked on a few and none have an option to install. Unless I'm doing it wrong.
FredMcD
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Look under I still want to downgrade

Look under '''I still want to downgrade'''
FredMcD
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Install an older version of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under "I still want to downgrade" Click the Directory of other versions and languages link Look for the directory of the version that you want. But remember that old versions may have security issues.

'''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox Install an older version of Firefox]''' {web link} Be sure to read everything here. If you still want to downgrade, look under "I still want to downgrade" Click the '''Directory of other versions and languages''' link Look for the directory of the version that you want. But remember that '''old versions may have security issues.'''

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I have already done that and it's still downloading the 50.0 version, even though the file says 49.0

I have already done that and it's still downloading the 50.0 version, even though the file says 49.0
FredMcD
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What Firefox version do you want?

What Firefox version do you want?
FredMcD
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https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/49.0/ https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/49.0.1/ https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/49.0.2/
FredMcD
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https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/49.0/mac/en-US/ https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/49.0/mac/en-US/Firefox%2049.0.dmg
James
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SukiRed said

I'm unfortunately using an older version of Mac OS, version 10.6 to be exact. (Problems with installing the recent versions) Ever since the latest update of firefox, i can no longer use the browser i prefer to use the most. I've looked at many ways to downgrade it, and all of them are linked to this page. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ And from there I have no clue on what to do, and not one Q&A i have read explains how to do it. I basically want to revert back to the version I was using before (one that works on Mac OS X 10.6) Can anyone help me, please.

To actually answer the question. Firefox Releases starting 49.0 and later no longer supports OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 as you need 10.9 or later.

If you cannot use OSX 10.9 then your only option for Firefox with security updates for a while still is to use the Firefox 45 ESR which is based on Firefox 45.0 Release but with allowed security and stability fixes since..

Firefox 45.5.0esr came out when Firefox 50.0.2 was Released. Firefox 45.8.0 esr will be out when Firefox 53.0 is released and will be the last unless Mozilla extends support for Firefox 45 ESR.

See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-osx on your options.

and the current Firefox 45.5.1 esr is listed at https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/all/

''SukiRed [[#question-1149528|said]]'' <blockquote> I'm unfortunately using an older version of Mac OS, version 10.6 to be exact. (Problems with installing the recent versions) Ever since the latest update of firefox, i can no longer use the browser i prefer to use the most. I've looked at many ways to downgrade it, and all of them are linked to this page. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ And from there I have no clue on what to do, and not one Q&A i have read explains how to do it. I basically want to revert back to the version I was using before (one that works on Mac OS X 10.6) Can anyone help me, please. </blockquote> To actually answer the question. Firefox Releases starting 49.0 and later no longer supports OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 as you need 10.9 or later. If you cannot use OSX 10.9 then your only option for Firefox with security updates for a while still is to use the Firefox 45 ESR which is based on Firefox 45.0 Release but with allowed security and stability fixes since.. Firefox 45.5.0esr came out when Firefox 50.0.2 was Released. Firefox 45.8.0 esr will be out when Firefox 53.0 is released and will be the last unless Mozilla extends support for Firefox 45 ESR. See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-osx on your options. and the current Firefox 45.5.1 esr is listed at https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/organizations/all/
James
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Fred do note the OSX version the poster has which is OSX 10.6.8 as Firefox 49 will not work. You also can Edit your own posts.

'''Fred''' do note the OSX version the poster has which is OSX 10.'''6.8''' as Firefox 49 will not work. '''You also can Edit your own posts'''.

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FredMcD
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Did not know that. Thank you.

Did not know that. Thank you.
cor-el
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See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/firefox-osx You can try the Firefox 45 ESR version that still supports OS X 10.6. Firefox 45.5.1 ESR: *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/all/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/ *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/system-requirements/
James
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Already mentioned the first two of those links cor-el

Already mentioned the first two of those links cor-el

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