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Need a Safe Source to Download an English version of Firefox 56


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#1 JayJax

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

I had to delete the NEW and NOT IMPROVED FIREFOX and now can't locate an ENGLISH VERSION of the previous Firefox.    THANKS please !

 

Someone gave me a link but it has lots of "choices" of versions and each one of tried is in some other language incomprehensible to me - don't want to have to download each one as it takes considerable time only to have it be another language.


Edited by JayJax, 19 November 2017 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

This seems to be it:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/

Use this at your own risk. Select the system architecture, language (If you want English US, then select en_US), and then download the .exe file. You will also have to disable automatic updates of Firefox if you don't want it to update itself to Firefox Quantum.

Edited by iMacg3, 19 November 2017 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

This seems to be it:

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/56.0/

Use this at your own risk. Select the system architecture, language (If you want English US, then select en_US), and then download the .exe file. You will also have to disable automatic updates of Firefox if you don't want it to update itself to Firefox Quantum.

Thanks - I must be missing something, how do I select the system architecture and language - where do I select en_US ?  I don't see anything referencing those things at all ?   I hate to appear illiterate but in this case I must be.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

When you first click on the link, select either win32 or win64 - that's the system architecture. After selecting that, a window with languages will pop up. Scroll down and select en_US. Then download the file.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

When you first click on the link, select either win32 or win64 - that's the system architecture. After selecting that, a window with languages will pop up. Scroll down and select en_US. Then download the file.

THANKS I've got it now.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:36 PM

When you first click on the link, select either win32 or win64 - that's the system architecture. After selecting that, a window with languages will pop up. Scroll down and select en_US. Then download the file.

I meant to ask about how to ensure AUTOMATIC UPDATES on FIREFOX don't happen.   For that reason I did not include the Firefox Maintenance download just now.   I also selected "check for updates but let me choose when to install"

 

Is there anything I'm missing?  It seems like updates have a way of sneaking thru at times.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

Once you have firefox 56 installed, follow the below instructions.
  • Click on the Menu bar (three dots in upper right hand corner) and then select Options
  • Click Advanced, then Update
  • Then select your update preferences
This should stop firefox from automatically updating.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

Unless there is some desperate reason you must have version 56, if you wish to have a pre-Quantum version that will not self-update you should consider Firefox ESR.

 

See:  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

You are probably better with ESR than to stick on 56 (which has unpatched security issues). Some of the new extensions (those wthout a legacy mode) don't work well in ESR, but ESR will let you keep firefox patched while still being able to use classic add-ons and while still keeping the older more familiar interface.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:34 PM

Once you have firefox 56 installed, follow the below instructions.

  • Click on the Menu bar (three dots in upper right hand corner) and then select Options
  • Click Advanced, then Update
  • Then select your update preferences
This should stop firefox from automatically updating.

 

Thanks for the info !


Edited by JayJax, 21 November 2017 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

You are probably better with ESR than to stick on 56 (which has unpatched security issues). Some of the new extensions (those wthout a legacy mode) don't work well in ESR, but ESR will let you keep firefox patched while still being able to use classic add-ons and while still keeping the older more familiar interface.

Thanks for the warning about the security problems with 56 and the advisory about the add-ons.   I managed to get the ESR  downloaded and installed a few minutes ago.   Not sure why I had problems with it a few days ago but anyway, hopefully all is well or at least stable for now.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Unless there is some desperate reason you must have version 56, if you wish to have a pre-Quantum version that will not self-update you should consider Firefox ESR.

 

See:  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

Thanks for the advice - I just successfulling downloaded and installed ESR a few minutes ago. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/

 

I downloaded ESR a few days ago but it wouldn't install - the extension was not "exe" and I couldn't figure out what to use to open it - I must have done something wrong because it worked smoothly this time around.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

It was an exe when I downloaded it, maybe you got the wrong file. Mine was "Firefox Setup 52.4.1esr.exe", downloaded by clicking on the UK english windows 64 bit executable option on the list by language.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:41 PM

It was an exe when I downloaded it, maybe you got the wrong file. Mine was "Firefox Setup 52.4.1esr.exe", downloaded by clicking on the UK english windows 64 bit executable option on the list by language.

Thanks - I don't know what I did, must have done something wrong though because later on it was an "exe" file and so I was able to download and install.   Who knows what I did but thankfully its squared away now - for the time being til I decide to try the NEW FIREFOX again.   Hopefully by then the kinks will be worked out!






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