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    Exclamation Firefox Updates

    *If you have Firefox questions, please create a new thread in the Internet Related Issues forum.

    Firefox Release channel downloads (Release notes)
    *Please note that 64-bit builds of Firefox are only supported on Windows 7 and higher.

    Firefox ESR overview
    Firefox ESR channel downloads (Security Advisories for ESR)

    To manually change to the ESR channel, edit the channel-prefs.js file:
    Make sure Firefox is CLOSED first
    Open the Firefox program folder (Ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox)
    Open the defaults\prefs folder
    Open channel-prefs.js with Notepad
    Change pref("app.update.channel", "release"); to pref("app.update.channel", "esr");
    Save channel-prefs.js

    You can download other builds (such as EME-free) from the Mozilla FTP site

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    Firefox 38.0.5 introduced Pocket. If you want to disable Pocket, go to the following thread:
    http://discussions.virtualdr.com/sho...et-in-FF38-0-5
    *Pocket can be also be disabled with Classic Theme Restorer

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    FF52.0+ Release channel - drops support for NPAPI plugins except for Flash (Java, Silverlight, etc)
    (ESR channel will retain NPAPI plugin support)
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...-except-flash/

    *Firefox 53 drops XP/Vista support as of April 18, 2017. Firefox 52 moves to ESR and will continue to receive patches until mid-2018.
    Last edited by Midknyte; January 12th, 2017 at 08:08 PM.
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    New "Heartbeat" f̶e̶a̶t̶u̶r̶e̶ annoyance and how to disable it.

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Advocacy/heartbeat
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    38.x ESR version has been retired.

    Note that 45.x ESR now has Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) which was DRM that was added to FF38+
    To remove EME, do the following:
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-drm

    Go to Menu - Options - Content
    Uncheck "Play DRM Content" box
    In the address bar, type about:support and press Enter
    Click on the Show Folder button (Opens your Firefox profile folder)
    Close Firefox
    Delete the gmp-eme-adobe folder in the Firefox profile folder

    FF46+ now enforces add-on signing. If you still need to use old, unsigned addons, you can use 45.x ESR:
    Enter about:config in the browser's address bar.
    Confirm you will be careful if the prompt appears.
    Search for xpinstall.signatures.required.
    Double-click the preference to set it to false.
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    Note that Mozilla is changing to their "Electrolysis" addon architecture (AKA e10s), so many addons won't be compatible with FF48.
    https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2016...-electrolysis/

    You can check if your addons are compatible here:
    https://www.arewee10syet.com/

    If you are using a lot of old addons, I recommend you switch to the ESR channel for now.
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    The bad news for Firefox users continues with the fact that the upcoming Firefox 53.0 release won't work on Linux computers powered by processors older than Pentium 4 or AMD Opteron, and 32-bit Mac OS X operating system won't be supported as Firefox is now distributed as a 64-bit only app for macOS Sierra or later.

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/firef...n-513716.shtml
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    Firefox 57.0 and 52.5.0 ESR have been released.
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/

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

    ESR downloads: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...nizations/all/

    Again, XUL-based addons will no longer function in FF57 (Quantum). If you still use older addons, stick with FF52ESR for now.
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