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tonino2424
 
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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 8:35 am

i have FF 56.0.2 on a few of my computers. On one pc it stays it at that versio. The other it always updates itself to version 58.0.2. I have it set to never update and it still does. What could be cozing this issue?

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 8:59 am


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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 11:25 am

I still dont see a solution in that article. Does anyone have a resolution for the problem i am having?

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 11:49 am

use 52esr or use quantum (current v58). you wont find any responsible member here which give other options - only fools do that (for their own some dont care, but not for others)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/in ... of-firefox

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 12:31 pm

An easy and certain way to prevent Firefox from updating one Firefox folder is here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3036318

Note - if you have Firefox installed in two or more locations they might have different versions. If you continue to have problems search your hard drive for firefox.exe to make sure it isn't installed in multiple places.

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 5:37 pm

Should the updates folder's permissions (all) be changed to READ ONLY so it wont update?

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 6:08 pm

I believe the whole folder (not only the update subfolder) should be read only.

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Post Posted March 7th, 2018, 7:33 pm

can you show a pic of how yours is set up so i can do the same plz?

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 6:48 am

Anyone know how to prevent FF from updating?

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 6:57 am

It doesn't look like you read through the entire article I linked to above.

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 10:19 am

i seems he do not read any link you throw to him (not only this thread)

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 11:10 am

normally the problem is that people check the version using the menu
menu => Help => About Firefox
If you do that then Firefox will report the current version AND check for and initiate an update.
If you set Firefox to not update then as long as you do not do that it should not update. If you wish to check the version without updating Firefox key about:support in to the address bar so that you obtain the troubleshooting information.

Has anyone confirmed that this actually works, other than just waiting for it not to happen? If so, what was the method used?

And note the text in the quote in bold, specifically the words "should not".
Idiot Exploiter couldn't be a standard even if it was the only browser and Chrome is just another way Google spies on you.

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 11:17 am

DanRaisch wrote:It doesn't look like you read through the entire article I linked to above.


FYI...i did try what was in there and it did not work. Thx

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 11:18 am

Brummelchen wrote:i seems he do not read any link you throw to him (not only this thread)


Yes, I never do ](*,)

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 11:21 am

Hardly something to brag about, and hardly something to encourage people to offer you support in the future.

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