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Firefox, please, stop automatic updates

nikolay
Making moves

How can I complain to the proper people about Firefox?
Firefox should have at least setting to stop automatic updates. I lost my order I was about to pay as in the new window which was opened Firefox wanted a restart. I had to do everything from the beginning. I do not like to use google products but I am about to switch to Chrome because this Firefox becomes real crap these days. Some things do not work in Firefox and I have to use Chrome from time to time just to be able to make a call in teams web and something similar. This was bearable till now. I am using Firefox since it was announced. But using Firefox starts to be annoying. Sorry but even to put my opinion here took me 1 hour to set up accounts in 2 places.

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jscher2000
Collaborator

If you are running Windows, you can use the Settings page to set Firefox to alert you when updates are available but wait to install them until you're ready. In the tiny search box on the Settings page, type updat to bring that section into view.

I don't know whether it works on Mac. On Linux, your package manager may override this internal setting.

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jscher2000
Collaborator

If you are running Windows, you can use the Settings page to set Firefox to alert you when updates are available but wait to install them until you're ready. In the tiny search box on the Settings page, type updat to bring that section into view.

I don't know whether it works on Mac. On Linux, your package manager may override this internal setting.

Thanks for the quick reply. Sorry I forgot to mention I am using Ubuntu. I will try to disable automatic updates in package manager (I though I disabled this already) as in Firefox automatic updates are disabled for sure.
Again, thanks for the reply !

So but the old post solution does no longer work

I DO NOT WANT any updates as they constant screw up things and worsed of all the latest complete disaster which made me so angry i uninstalled firefox instant

What pisses me off even more is that currently they are fixing old versions TO FORCE you to update

It worked till last month to make a file to stop updates but guess what they mae it so no matter what old version you want to run your constant bugged to update .... which i do not want nor need

Their is absolute no reason to update security has nothing todo with it either as my pc is well protected.

A month ago i could download the non force upgrade versions but they totally "repaired them all"

This made me even start seeking an better solution but all of the browser seem to force you to new interfaces i do not need nor will ever want to use.

The latest versions of firefox are hell to use, i hate the whole shabam the crazy and idiot interface where i can not find anything i want or need ..... I hate it and do not want it

So stop screwing people over with this worthless new versions which does nothing to make a browser better or handy

I want the trusty old firefox versions under the 100 the rest i do not want nor need

All the given tricks to stop firefox and thunderbird to upgrade at all are being removed with all the newly made old files where they keep forcing updates

I hate it and do not want it not now not ever

Worsed of all is that all browsers come with a insane interface which really has nothing todo with a browser, i do not know why all the insanity i do not need nor want is added into all browsers 

It is like a virus spreading this complete stupidity

I want a clean small browser not a monster filled with absolute nonsense

Nope no longer works either it constant is bugging me to update which i do not want

AND NO THERE ARE NO SECURITY RISKS not now not ever

Anonymous
Not applicable

There should be a setting native to Firefox on Linux as well as on Windows to delay updates to a more convenient time.  Not only has the previous work-around (not, mind you, a proper fix, which is a problem) apparently been circumvented, but simple design and user considerations dictate that this should be controlled from within Firefox and not externally.  It is especially frustrating when the functionality is available on some operating systems and not on others.