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[Fx56] Need new instructions to change update settings (completed)

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  1. AliceWyman 4753 posts
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    This sentence at the end of the article needs to be changed for Firefox 56:

    To change update settings, see Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox.

    Firefox 56 update settings are now near the bottom of the General panel, under the "Firefox Updates" heading. Since there is currently no KB article about the new General panel and no separate KB article about Firefox Update settings, we could either omit that sentence for fx56, leave it as is for now since it does link to update settings section of that article, or write something like this:

    Update settings can be changed in your Firefox {for win}Options{/for}{for mac,linux}Preferences{/for}, in the General panel under Firefox Updates.

    I set up a "Needs change" entry.

    This sentence at the end of the article needs to be changed for Firefox 56: ''To change update settings, see [[Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox#w_update-tab]].'' Firefox 56 update settings are now near the bottom of the General panel, under the "Firefox Updates" heading. Since there is currently no KB article about the new General panel and no separate KB article about Firefox Update settings, we could either omit that sentence for fx56, leave it as is for now since it does link to update settings section of that article, or write something like this: ''Update settings can be changed in your Firefox {for win}Options{/for}{for mac,linux}Preferences{/for}, in the General panel under Firefox Updates.'' I set up a "Needs change" entry.
  2. AliceWyman 4753 posts
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    Here's a screenshot of the General panel "Firefox Updates" section in Firefox 56 Beta on Windows 7 ("Automatically install updates .." is the default setting; I changed it to the "choose to install" setting)

    Fx56Beta-GeneralPanel-FirefoxUpdates

    Fx56Beta-GeneralPanel-FirefoxUpdates
    Here's a screenshot of the General panel "Firefox Updates" section in Firefox 56 Beta on Windows 7 ("Automatically install updates .." is the default setting; I changed it to the "choose to install" setting) Fx56Beta-GeneralPanel-FirefoxUpdates ;[[Image:Fx56Beta-GeneralPanel-FirefoxUpdates]]
  3. AliceWyman 4753 posts
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    AliceWyman said

    This sentence at the end of the article needs to be changed for Firefox 56: To change update settings, see Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox.

    I made that sentence {for not fx56} and added the following: {for fx56} Update settings can be changed in Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]]. [[T:optionspreferences]] In the {menu General} panel, scroll down to the Firefox Updates section. {/for}

    ''AliceWyman [[#post-15344|said]]'' <blockquote> This sentence at the end of the article needs to be changed for Firefox 56: ''To change update settings, see [[Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox#w_update-tab]].'' </blockquote> I made that sentence {for not fx56} and added the following: {for fx56} Update settings can be changed in Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]]. [[T:optionspreferences]] In the {menu General} panel, scroll down to the ''Firefox Updates'' section. {/for}