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"Firefox Updates" missing from Settings / General (v109)

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Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based on:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-background-updates-firefox-windows https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-options-preferences-and-settings?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#search

This is on V109. I really need to be able to choose when an update goes in, Python / Jupyter applications I have running on Firefox can cost me hours of time to re-run if Firefox goes in and restarts itself when it wants to. I used to be able to control this. Has it really been removed, or is somewhere else and the docs not updated yet? Thanks Neil

Hello, The controls in Settings to choose how Firefox updates have disappeared from Settings / General? The "Firefox Updates" section is supposed to appear there, based on: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-background-updates-firefox-windows https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-options-preferences-and-settings?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#search This is on V109. I really need to be able to choose when an update goes in, Python / Jupyter applications I have running on Firefox can cost me hours of time to re-run if Firefox goes in and restarts itself when it wants to. I used to be able to control this. Has it really been removed, or is somewhere else and the docs not updated yet? Thanks Neil

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Did you install Firefox from the Microsoft Store? The Update Firefox to the latest release article has a note at the top for Windows 10 and Windows 11 that says this: (quote) Note: If you installed Firefox from the Microsoft Store, then you will receive Firefox updates through the Microsoft Store. This article only applies if you installed Firefox by downloading it from Mozilla. To check for Firefox updates on the Microsoft Store, see this Microsoft article.

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Did you install Firefox from the Microsoft Store? The Update Firefox to the latest release article has a note at the top for Windows 10 and Windows 11 that says this: (quote) Note: If you installed Firefox from the Microsoft Store, then you will receive Firefox updates through the Microsoft Store. This article only applies if you installed Firefox by downloading it from Mozilla. To check for Firefox updates on the Microsoft Store, see this Microsoft article.

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Indeed, that must be the explanation. I would not have remembered which way I downloaded it, even though it's a recent PC. Downloading directly from Mozilla does indeed show the update controls in Settings / General on that app. I find it curious that there would be a product difference between the two sources... Thanks Neil