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fasdfw
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Status: New idea

You must allow folks to permanently disable the incessant requests to update to the latest version of Firefox. How about a 3rd option besides Dismiss and Download..."No. Do not ask me again"

Don't understand how folks deal with multiple popups each day.

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skc
New member

I agree. It's like the mailman opening your front door and shoving a mail piece in your face instead of waiting for you to go to the mailbox to retrieve it. Not to mention you have to stop what you're working on to dismiss it because it's covering part of your screen. It pops up several times a day, minimum, for me. That's too much.

A_Arndt
New member

I would simply like to set it to bother me less often for an update.  Perhaps one notice per Major level increase.  Rather than multiple times a day (different machines - work and home).  I do not set anything for automatic update and I do not allow my user account to do updates.  I need to log into the Administrator account, which I don't need to do multiple times a week for minor updates.

Fired-fox
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Yeah, it's a no-brainer. The lack of respect for consumer choices and incessant manipulative popups are the kind of arrogant behavior we expect from Microsoft and eventually reduced IE to the joke it is today.  I'm ditching firefox, it's a great little unit but this flaw is a deal breaker.

CaryW
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Ironic, opened your message (3+ days to deliver) and yet another "update available. . ." popup appeared. Not the first one today.

Neslon21
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I don't like the new version of Thunderbird, but instead of using something else I reverted back to the version I really like. However I am now bombarded with messages to update and I don't want too. Please tell me how I stop this. Please don't make it that I have to go somewhere else. I have spent ages trying to get rid of these messages to no avail.

Agentvirtuel
Contributor

Hello

From Firefox 63 https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/63.0/releasenotes
The option to Never check for updates was removed from about:preferences. You can use the DisableAppUpdate enterprise policy as a substitute.
DisableAppUpdate https://mozilla.github.io/policy-templates/#disableappupdate

Take a look https://forums.mozfr.org/viewtopic.php?p=947137
Take a look https://forums.mozfr.org/viewtopic.php?p=924330#p924330

Other illustration Option 1: Disable Updates using Enterprise Policy JSON
https://www.youtube.com/embed/wiWZOm_UX30

From Thunderbird 68 https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.0/releasenotes
Added a policy engine that allows customized Thunderbird deployments in enterprise environments, using Windows Group Policy or a cross-platform JSON file.
DisableAppUpdate https://github.com/thundernest/policy-templates/tree/master/templates/central#disableappupdate

Take a look https://forums.mozfr.org/viewtopic.php?p=947137
Take a look https://forums.mozfr.org/viewtopic.php?p=947874#p947874 below
For example, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Thunderbird

evemichael
New member

Thanks for the enterprise disableappupdate.

It is unfortunate that Firefox does not make a distinction between security updates and nonessential updates.

Neslon21
New member

Basically, I Iiked the way it looked before the ridiculous update. I don't care about all the improvements, it was really good before the updates. If it doesn't look the way you want it to, then all the updates in the world amount for nought. I shall keep the old version until no security updates make it dangerous and then I will look elsewhere. What is wrong with the people designing thunderbird now!!. Why have you gone against what people want!

erbos
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I DO want the updates, but I'd like downloads to be done in the background without asking (and there should be a setting to turn this off or on, based on user preferences). Then, when the update is ready to implement, notify me AND give the ability to PAUSE the update (remind me in xx hours or xx days).

Right now I have to dismiss the update entirely because because it's covering part of the screen I need to access what I'm working on now.

P.S. I don't understand why people in this thread are talking about Thunderbird. Thought this post was for Mozilla Firefox...?

Agentvirtuel
Contributor

Hello

Enable background updates on Firefox for Windows when Firefox is not running
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-background-updates-firefox-windows

If you're experimenting, take a look at the
Mozilla in the Windows Task Scheduler library

 


The background update task checks for Firefox updates when Firefox is not running. This task is installed automatically by Firefox and is reinstalled when Firefox runs. To disable this task, update your browser settings or the Firefox corporate policy setting "BackgroundAppUpdate"

BackgroundAppUpdate https://mozilla.github.io/policy-templates/#backgroundappupdate

 


If you have disabled updates via DisableAppUpdate or disabled automatic updates via AppAutoUpdate, this policy has no effect

Other topic
Take a look about Nightly-only setting
https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/remove-the-update-dot-from-application-menu-on-nightly/idc-p/45...