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Odin2
 
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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 10:52 am

Upon using the link on my add-ons page to check for updates, there is apparently no check but instead installation of all available updates! ("Your add-ons have been updated.") What's going on? Is there no way to check for updates without installing them?

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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 1:19 pm

You need to set your extension and themes to "Update Manually"
There should be a little rectangle to the right of Manage Your extensions with a gear and a small arrow.
Click on the gear and a menu with options should appear.
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Odin2
 
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Post Posted August 13th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Thanks, Grumpus. Although I couldn't find exactly what you were pointing me to, I did see that on my add-ons list "Update Add-ons Automatically" had somehow become checked; and I've now unchecked it.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2019, 4:19 am

Sometimes Firefox resets the extension settings on updates, also with Thunderbird.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2019, 8:47 am

extensions have reasons to update - where is the real problem?

Odin2
 
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Post Posted August 14th, 2019, 9:09 am

If Grumpus meant that Firefox will change the user's extension settings on updates, that's certainly a problem.

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Post Posted August 14th, 2019, 1:23 pm

@Odin2 - It's exactly what was implied. Had it happen several times with both softwares.
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Post Posted August 14th, 2019, 2:25 pm

v68 has not lost any setting concerning updates.
hint: addons have extra settings for updates.
thats what i am asking - where is the real problem?

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