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Mozilla's insistence on updates, workaround?


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Mozilla updates may be just fine for most computer users. They do not work for persons with different physical impairments Last week I installed the familiar Firefox for a person changing computers. IT would not go beyond the "need to update". Also ran into that problem on another person's pc when they tried to access a familiar site. Suddenly it would not work, wanted an update first. Have all of Mozilla software writers forgotten the disadvantaged or is there a workaround so that the familiar Firefox will remain?
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For Vista/Win 7: Click on the Firefox in the upper left corner, then on Options then Advanced then click on Update. Then change it to Never Check for updates. May want to also uncheck Use A background service for updates. OK.

For XP I think you have to click on Tools to get to the same options.

Does that do what you want?

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I guess my previous reply didn't take. The problem can not be fixed as described. The problem occurs when we try to install a workable version on a different pc or reinstall where it was used before. The visually impaired and students with other impairments don't need these new improved versions when they can function with the older versions. There seems to be no way to contact Mozilla and ask for help.
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Can't you install an old version with the network disconnected and then tell it not to update before you connect?
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