I use firefox for many websites having to do with finances, and all of them insist on two factor authorization anytime I log in from a different device or browser. That's good for security, but when the browser updates, even by a minor version, this triggers the need for extra login security on most of those websites. It's expected, but when the browser offers to update multiple times/week, it gets sufficiently annoying that I end up dismissing the frequent update reminders. May I suggest you have a tiered level of updates? Maybe a setting that would allow me to only see reminders for major updates, like security fixes or major feature additions. Thanks for considering, and by the way thanks for making it easier to offer a suggestion!
Group your updates, notify when a critical update need a users attention!
Complaints about the frequent updates and the even more frequent prompts to update are commonplace here on Mozilla Connect. While some need to update in order to fix bugs, others might deem updating unnecessary since the bugs don't impact their daily usage. However Firefox Users going with the latter option still keep being reminded that an update is available to be installed.
What I propose is a Setting (or at the very least an about:config preference) which would disable the Update prompts for "Minor" Updates such as for example 105.0.1 . This would happen when Firefox is set to check for updates but not dowload them. An exception would be set so that Firefox may flag an update as a Security Update, so that the prompts appear nevertheless, as I would consider Security Issues (and their solutions) to warrant notification.
On the other hand, I recall that Firefox Nightly already has a setting to "See less" update prompts. If it's still there, the next best solution would be to land it in Beta and Stable, while evidently adapting them to the much slower release cadence.
I have been using FireFox since before its inception (when it was just "Mozilla"), and thus I remember when one downloaded a program and it worked. That was it. You used it until it was outdated and a new version came out, and that was it. Now, every 2-3 days it updates on its own, even though I've told it not to download updates unless I ask for it. So, you can't make a program that just works, you have to update it every few days, and if I don't then the program doesn't work anymore. Ad blocker, which is the MAIN reason to use FireFox, breaks with your updates. The program also crashes randomly and may or may not bring your tabs back. I'm a loyal customer, I don't like change, I don't want change, but I'm one crash away from my breaking point. I will no longer recommend this half-finished (after 20 years) garbage. A good alternative would be nice, if anyone can recommend one. I want 3 things: tabs, no updates unless I ask for it, and a browser that doesn't crash on a weekly basis. Actually make it 4: I also want to be able to use ad blocker.
Fire fox is constantly asking me to update
Other browsers are much less frequent
Firefox constantly fails to complete an update
Sorry I had to switch browsers
106.0.3 on 10/22/22 was no good, Geek Squad failed here, whole screen blued out and there's no way to reverse except with a computer restore back to an earlier date,
there's an update almost every week, and each one you don't need, especially the last one!
Stop updating so frequently or allow users to turn off the nags. All of the interruptions every few days are a major irritation!
I'm thinking of changing browsers because of it...
The constant updates are getting on my nerves. An update every six months would be completely sufficient. But annoying all 2 - 3 weeks.
Unfortunately the frequency of updates is really bringing a bad look and feel...
I think it could be solved with two steps (step two just be changed because it already exists):
1 - Giving control to user allow or not "automatic updates"
2 - Instead notification, a simple icon different can be highlighted in the toolbar
I hope you see and change it,
Thank you by attention.
There are too many updates of firefox, it takes time to update when you try to start firefox, you have to wait until you can see the browser, it's frustrating because there are frequent updates, it's not easy to use, Google Chrome is better Easy to use, if this doesn't improve, I won't use firefox anymore.
I've been ignoring these frequent trivial Foxfire updates, and I suspect other users are dismissing them too. Except in cases where they are addressing grave security issues, these updates should be optional to users before rolling it into a less frequent, perhaps monthly, update. There currently doesn't seem to be any control over an update that warrants an immediate push to all Firefox users.
Here is the latest trivial update from Firefox :
November 3, 2022
Fixed an issue with DRM Video playback (bug 1797292).
Fixed broken layout of datetime input when switching types (bug 1797139).
Fixes Firefox hanging when there is a Direct3D device reset (bug 1792115).'
Here the recent update frequency:
|recent version update||release date||days since previous update|
|Firefox 106.0.4 (20221102214123)||11/2/2022||3|
|Firefox 106.0.3 (20221030091646)||10/30/2022||5|
|Firefox 106.0.2 (20221025065831)||10/25/2022||6|
|Firefox 106.0.1 (20221019185550)||10/19/2022||12|
|Firefox 105.0.3 (20221007134813)||10/7/2022||4|
|Firefox 105.0.2 (20221003135607)||10/3/2022||11|