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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm

Force us to update to the latest. Disabling all of our add-ons.

EDIT: I've tried numerous workarounds including changing about config and changing .json files - none of them work.
Now I've decided to move to Waterfox.

Second EDIT: Download and startup was seamless and yess..all my addons are enabled. Everything migrated except for settings. Easily updated since you already are a ff user. Water is based off of 56.2.9 and has the 57 patches they do update. Totally awesome so far! No, I'm not the dev or anything else for them. Just another disappointed EX-ff user. Don't know if it's in my head but it also seems a tad quicker. Who knows...I'm happy as a clam.

One caveat is that I removed one of my add-ons in Mozilla earlier so it wasn't there to migrate. So in a waterfox you don't have direct access to the current add-on database. But I quickly found that all I needed to do was use the proper URL and downloaded it direct from mozilla's site. They also seem to have a separate dbase for legacy add-ons that I didn't check out.

**Also, If you made any personal mods to configs you need to update those as well.

Still, totally happy and pleased. This post will probably get banned now or something. Wouldn't surprise me but it is NOT and endorsement I am just sharing my experience and solution. I know I'm not the only one. Good luck

Another cool thing I found that they removed all the telemetry!
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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Whatever
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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Yea it relly pi--ed me off too. I'm useing 52.9 with updates disabled. I don't want to even know when an update has been issued. The designed this browser, so they have their backdoor in full swing. This should be illegal. Isn't this like a hacker, breaking into your system and destroying your data. Maybe we should join a class action against these a--holes!

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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Seriously? You paid how much?
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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 2:48 pm

@ Ronbo, is there a way to prevent mozilla from disabling our add-ons and revert to the way things were before?

@ the dog guy. Perfect reply for a mozilla sycophant. Intelligent.

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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 3:04 pm

If you knew anything about me you would know I have ripped mozilla plenty of times on this forum I also know the basics of common law and eula's
Something that seems to elude you
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.
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Post Posted May 4th, 2019, 3:18 pm

Maybe I should be more clear. I'm looking for a solution to this mess.

okay that's great that you ripped mozilla plenty. Can you troll a different thread?

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