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For Firefox 4 section Disable Auto Update Instruction

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  1. Andrew 948 posts
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    Hi everybody!

    User andy747 has edited the auto update checking section; Subsection:

    {for fx4} Firefox also checks to see if any updates are available for your add-ons (extensions, themes). To disable this check:

    1. [[T:Open Add-ons|type=Extensions]]
    2. At the top of the tab, click the Tools for All Add-ons menu and uncheck Update Add-ons Automatically, then select Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically.

    {/for}

    Since this is for Firefox 4, should we remove this section since andy747 is saying that the only way to disable is through about:config via PM. Unfortunately, we do not have version 4 to test the instructions out so should we remove the section or leave it as is?

    Hi everybody! User andy747 has edited the auto update checking section; Subsection: {for fx4} Firefox also checks to see if any updates are available for your add-ons (extensions, themes). To disable this check: #[[T:Open Add-ons|type=Extensions]] #At the top of the tab, click the Tools for All Add-ons menu and uncheck '''Update Add-ons Automatically''', then select '''Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically'''. {/for} Since this is for Firefox 4, should we remove this section since andy747 is saying that the only way to disable is through about:config via PM. Unfortunately, we do not have version 4 to test the instructions out so should we remove the section or leave it as is?
  2. andy747 0 posts
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    feer56 said

    Hi everybody! User andy747 has edited the auto update checking section; Subsection: {for fx4} Firefox also checks to see if any updates are available for your add-ons (extensions, themes). To disable this check:
    1. [[T:Open Add-ons|type=Extensions]]
    2. At the top of the tab, click the Tools for All Add-ons menu and uncheck Update Add-ons Automatically, then select Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically.
    {/for} Since this is for Firefox 4, should we remove this section since andy747 is saying that the only way to disable is through about:config via PM. Unfortunately, we do not have version 4 to test the instructions out so should we remove the section or leave it as is?

    This section is wrong even for Firefox 4.

    Added in Firefox 4, "Update Add-ons Automatically" checkbox changes "extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault" setting, which controls the automatic installing of addon updates.

    The "extensions.update.enabled" setting controls addons auto-update check and should be in the section instead.

    For more info see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=701987

    ''feer56 [[#post-8463|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi everybody! User andy747 has edited the auto update checking section; Subsection: {for fx4} Firefox also checks to see if any updates are available for your add-ons (extensions, themes). To disable this check: #[[T:Open Add-ons|type=Extensions]] #At the top of the tab, click the Tools for All Add-ons menu and uncheck '''Update Add-ons Automatically''', then select '''Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically'''. {/for} Since this is for Firefox 4, should we remove this section since andy747 is saying that the only way to disable is through about:config via PM. Unfortunately, we do not have version 4 to test the instructions out so should we remove the section or leave it as is? </blockquote> This section is wrong even for Firefox 4. Added in Firefox 4, "Update Add-ons Automatically" checkbox changes "extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault" setting, which controls the automatic installing of addon updates. The "extensions.update.enabled" setting controls addons auto-update check and should be in the section instead. For more info see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=701987
  3. Marcus320 0 posts
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    feer56 said

    The "extensions.update.enabled" setting controls addons auto-update check and should be in the section instead. For more info see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=701987

    +1 to that. See also https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/952162

    ''feer56 [[#post-8463|said]]'' <blockquote> The "extensions.update.enabled" setting controls addons auto-update check and should be in the section instead. For more info see: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=701987 </blockquote> +1 to that. See also https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/952162