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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.



From Firefox 63
The option to Never check for updates was removed from about:preferences. You can use the DisableAppUpdate enterprise policy as a substitute.

Take a look
Take a look

Other illustration Option 1: Disable Updates using Enterprise Policy JSON

From Thunderbird 68
Added a policy engine that allows customized Thunderbird deployments in enterprise environments, using Windows Group Policy or a cross-platform JSON file.

Take a look
Take a look below
For example, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Thunderbird

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Thanks for the enterprise disableappupdate.

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

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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!

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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...?



Enable background updates on Firefox for Windows when Firefox is not running

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"



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

Strollin' around

yes. this. it's doing my head in!

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Any movement on this yet? Or an extension or something?

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Allow us disable notification, plz. Very annoying feature.😡