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Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by Phylly » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:53 pm

How do I delete an update from the Mozilla Firefox Update Manager? I no longer want this update, and have tried to clear it from the update manager but nothing happened. (I clicked on the update I no longer wanted, then clicked "clear" and nothing happened.) Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by AZgl1500 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 pm

I just saw that a minute ago, left click on the update you don't want.


Right Click and then select "Ignore"
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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by Cosmo. » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:55 am

Something like a "Mozilla Firefox Update Manager" does not exist. If you do not need a software, uninstall it, then you don't get updates offered. If you use the software, e. g. a browser, and do not update it, your system will get spammed with security leaks.

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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by Moem » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:21 am

Cosmo. wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:55 am
Something like a "Mozilla Firefox Update Manager" does not exist.
I had the same remark but then I realised that the OP is probably talking about an update for Mozilla Firefox, that appears in the Update Manager.

Nevertheless, I agree that it's unwise to use software, especially a browser, and not install security updates.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by Pjotr » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:23 am

Moem wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:21 am
it's unwise to use software, especially a browser, and not install security updates.
Amen to that. :shock:
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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by Flemur » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:50 am

Phylly wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:53 pm
How do I delete an update from the Mozilla Firefox Update Manager? I no longer want this update, and have tried to clear it from the update manager but nothing happened. (I clicked on the update I no longer wanted, then clicked "clear" and nothing happened.) Thanks in advance for your help.
"Update Manager" = this thing? It doesn't seem to have any options.
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Or was it synaptic? There you would hilight firefox, then Menu->Package->Force version.
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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager

Post by BG405 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:12 am

In Update Manager you can right-click the package you wish to hold and select "Ignore updates for this package". That's what I did just prior to Quantum being released, whilst assessing replacement browsers.

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Re: Deleting update from Mozilla Firefox Update Manager SOLVED

Post by Phylly » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:07 pm

Thank you BG405. That took care of it.

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