Installed Firefox 57 but hate it, can I get old version back?

Asked by dustbindiva on 2017-12-20

I didnt know I was installing a new version of Firefox when I chose to update, and I have lost all my add-ons and dont like the new look. I tried Mozilla Help but cannot find out how to restore my previous add-ons. Can I get an older Firefox version back? Or how do I customize my scroll bars, put put tabs on the bottom, make round tabs and other stuff? I cant find this in Firefox Help.

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy firefox


dustbindiva (dustbindiva) said : #2

ctrc@ctrc-HP-Compaq-dc7900-Small-Form-Factor:~/Desktop$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy firefox
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
Linux ctrc-HP-Compaq-dc7900-Small-Form-Factor 4.4.0-98-generic #121-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 14:24:03 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  Installed: 57.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Candidate: 57.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 57.0.1+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 500
        500 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 xenial-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages

sudo apt-get --purge remove firefox
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox=45.0.2+build1-0ubuntu1

You may want to use apt-pinning so the package does not update to the newer version with updates

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