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Prince_Rogue
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2019, 5:12 pm

I need to find a way to stop the FF updates. I do not wish to move past version 69.x. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.

morat
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Policy Templates
http://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates
http://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/releases (for customizing with Group Policy)
http://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/issues

DisableAppUpdate policy
http://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates#disableappupdate

Policies can be specified by creating a file called policies.json or by using the Group Policy templates.
Last edited by morat on December 19th, 2019, 6:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Prince_Rogue
 
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Post Posted December 14th, 2019, 11:23 pm

What steps do I need to take to make this work. Thia is new territory for me. Thanks much.

morat
 
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Post Posted December 15th, 2019, 10:05 am

Here is the policies documentation.

Manage updates, policies & customization
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/produc ... enterprise

Customizing Firefox Using policies.json
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cus ... liciesjson

Create a folder called distribution where the firefox.exe is located and place the policies.json file there.

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{
  "policies": {
    "DisableAppUpdate": true
  }
}

Customizing Firefox Using Group Policy
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cus ... cy-windows

Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is not available in Home versions of Windows 7, 8 or 10.

How to stop Firefox from showing the update nag screen?
http://superuser.com/questions/1407844

Enterprise Policies
http://klaus-hartnegg.de/gpo/2018-05-26-Firefox-Policies.html

Enterprise Policy Generator
http://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/976971

I never tried the Enterprise Policy Generator addon.

policies.json being removed on browser updates via setup.exe (wontfix)
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1502188

P.S.

I got the DisableAppUpdate policy working with the policies.json file in Firefox Portable 71.0 32-bit.

* C:\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\distribution\policies.json

However, I had to remove the following registry keys before I got it working.

* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Mozilla
* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla

Here is how to test if the DisableAppUpdate policy is working.

Test DisableAppUpdate policy: viewtopic.php?p=14848020#p14848020

Does Avast disable my ability to change some options in Firefox?
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227521.0

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