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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 5:28 am

So my settings have the checkbox set :

Check for updates but let me choose whether to install them.

I have selected Not Now.

Well this last notification says to restarted TB for the new version to take effect.

Why is this happening? Is there a way to totally turn off the update process until I decide to check and install? TB 68.11.0.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 6:28 am

Disable/uninstall the mozilla maintenance service. Its normally just a convenience but it can be used to push an update that you didn't ask for. I know that was done at least once for a security update. Don't use help -> about Thunderbird as that checks for updates and installs one if available, regardless of your update settings.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 8:51 am

I'm sorry I don't find that in Firefox or TB anywhere.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 9:12 am

tools -> options -> advanced -> update -> "use a background service to install updates" . That installs and uses a win32 service called MozillaMaintenanceService.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 10:17 am

tanstaafl wrote:tools -> options -> advanced -> update -> "use a background service to install updates" . That installs and uses a win32 service called MozillaMaintenanceService.


use a service to install updates
^^^
This was checked. It is now unchecked. So no more updates...correct?

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2020, 2:21 pm

Shouldn't be (as long as you also don't use help -> about Thunderbird). I have three different major versions installed in different directories and so far have managed to avoid unwanted updates. However, I took the additional precaution of stopping the win32 service.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2020, 5:23 am

So I just got notified of a TB update. It appears there is no way to disable this.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2020, 5:48 am

So 68.11.0 was updated to 68.12.0? Mine hasn't. I wasn't even aware there was another minor release for it until I read your post and looked on http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/ to see if there was a 68.12.0.

Did you avoid using help -> about Thunderbird?

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Post Posted August 28th, 2020, 5:53 am

No it did not update. It notified me of an update. I am on TB 68.11.0 and it asked for whatever the next version is. I have not used the help function at all to check for the version.

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Post Posted August 28th, 2020, 7:26 am

It will be updated to 68.12.0.

68.12.0 Release Notes
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Post Posted August 29th, 2020, 8:33 am

WaltS48 wrote:It will be updated to 68.12.0.

68.12.0 Release Notes


Looks like the update changes are only a sh*tpot of security patches.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:32 am

I know this is an older post. But how about the update notification that pops up have a setting to snooze this for like up to 30 days? Something to think about.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:36 am

sabretooth04 wrote:I know this is an older post. But how about the update notification that pops up have a setting to snooze this for like up to 30 days? Something to think about.


What's the bug number for that enhancement request?

I'd like to follow it.
Linux Desktop - AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 455 3.3GHz | 8.0GB RAM | GeForce GT 630
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Post Posted November 20th, 2020, 9:38 am

WaltS48 wrote:
sabretooth04 wrote:I know this is an older post. But how about the update notification that pops up have a setting to snooze this for like up to 30 days? Something to think about.


What's the bug number for that enhancement request?

I'd like to follow it.

I have never done this...

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