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Hi,

Firefox updated today on my Mac to the latest version. I want to go back to the version I was using before, as in yesterday. (It was first installed on 9th April 2019, but I don't remember if it was updated at any time before today or not - so, not sure which version I was using yesterday).

How do I get back to yesterday's version without losing my bookmarks etc? This new version doesn't give me the option of having Google Chrome when I open each new tab - only Firefox or a blank page, which I don't want. Also, the version I was using up until yesterday (and this morning, actually) was much easier for me to see on-screen; at least the tabs look different on this new version.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

Maroulita

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Note: Some versions of Firefox data files are not backward compatible. If there is an issue, create a new profile and we can tell you how to recover the data.


Step one: How do you completely turn off update checks in Firefox v64? You can use a policies.json file to disable updates for all users. https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/blob/master/README.md or https://winaero.com/blog/disable-updates-firefox-63-above/

You can use a policies.json file in the distribution folder in the Firefox installation folder instead as also listed in the article, so no need to use GPO keys in the Windows Registry. • https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-policiesjson ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You can use the ManualAppUpdateOnly policy in Firefox 87+ to enable only manual updates e.g. via "Help -> About Firefox".

Note that it is important to stay up to date and install the latest security patches.

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Step two: Note: Some versions of Quantum change how the data files are set up, so they may not be backward compatible.

Install 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.

Note: If you know what version you want, press <Control> (Mac=<Command>) F to open the search bar. Then enter the version number to see the available files.


You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

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