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fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm

I read where FF Esr will let some addons work.

Am looking to get ReminderFox working.

I tried FF Esr 60.5, but my addon attempt said it was no compatible.

I tried 52.9, but it would not start.

Any other options?

kerft
 
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Post Posted March 14th, 2019, 1:58 pm

When it would not start, was there an error message? In a recent thread someone tried to run the 32-bit Firefox on 64-bit Linux, make sure you got 52.9.0 64-bit.

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 14th, 2019, 2:47 pm

Thanks so much. I had downloaded the 32 bit version.

Now ReminderFox is now running. :-)

Andy

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 14th, 2019, 2:56 pm

One more thing. I want to make sure that FF never updates the ESR version.

I have done these.

There is a way to disable updates by going through the Options menu but after disabling it through there, when you would go to Help > About Firefox, it would update regardless of that setting. 2 methods here, pick one. You can set these prefs in about:config to disable automatic updating:
app.update.auto - false
app.update.enabled - false
app.update.silent - false

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 14th, 2019, 8:55 pm

Ok, what is up.

I getting this annoying message a lot despite doing the above.

Update available A security and stability update is ...blah blah

morat
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 12:20 am

Try this:

kerft wrote:Close Firefox.
Edit the file C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\channel-prefs.js
Make the line say pref("app.update.channel", "esrDisabled");

Original post: viewtopic.php?p=14826630#p14826630

I think if you modify the pref in about:config, then the browser overrides the pref in the channel-prefs.js file.

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 12:50 am

Thanks. I will try it.

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 7:16 am

Something strange happened this morning.

My firefox ReminderFox extension was removed.

Did Firefox do that?
I reinstalled it.

The reminder data was still present?

Brummelchen
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 11:25 am

reminderfox wont run with x64? tales!
i think its fixed to a previous 32 bit build of firefox. you need to re-install reminderfox, or if that dont help - uninstall and reinstall.

that is same effect as mozilla archive format (maff) which put path to firefox in registry depending x86 or x64. reinstalling helped.

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 1:30 pm

I have restarted computer 3 or 4 times and ReminderFox is still installed.

Another one of those mysteries. :-)

fixit7
 
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Post Posted March 15th, 2019, 1:31 pm

morat wrote:Try this:

kerft wrote:Close Firefox.
Edit the file C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\channel-prefs.js
Make the line say pref("app.update.channel", "esrDisabled");

Original post: viewtopic.php?p=14826630#p14826630

I think if you modify the pref in about:config, then the browser overrides the pref in the channel-prefs.js file.


Thanks. It stopped the prompts.

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