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Without updating how do I turn off the annoying pop-up telling me to update?

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The update window incessantly keeps popping up prompting me to update version 43... I want it to stop...

The update window incessantly keeps popping up prompting me to update version 43... I want it to stop...

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Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select Update. Check the settings.

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user633449 1539 solutions 10745 answers

You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure.

You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure.
FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select Update. Check the settings.

Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced,''' Select '''Update.''' Check the settings.
surfingcop 0 solutions 6 answers

Tyler Downer said

You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure.

Tyler I understand that as an administrator you would make this recommendation. The problem is, I want the control over what my browser does and, although I like many of the features FF provides, I don't like it when FF takes from me the ability to use an extension or add-in that is important to the work I do. For that reason I want a way to STOP THE incessant "reminders" that there is a new version available. If I want it I will look for and install it without my arm being twisted. Please leave my computer and my FF version as is! I will let you know when I need your help. Thank you

''Tyler Downer [[#answer-839237|said]]'' <blockquote> You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure. </blockquote> Tyler I understand that as an administrator you would make this recommendation. The problem is, I want the control over what my browser does and, although I like many of the features FF provides, I don't like it when FF takes from me the ability to use an extension or add-in that is important to the work I do. For that reason I want a way to STOP THE incessant "reminders" that there is a new version available. If I want it I will look for and install it without my arm being twisted. Please leave my computer and my FF version as is! I will let you know when I need your help. Thank you
the-edmeister
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surfingcop said

Tyler Downer said
You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure.

Tyler I understand that as an administrator you would make this recommendation. The problem is, I want the control over what my browser does and, although I like many of the features FF provides, I don't like it when FF takes from me the ability to use an extension or add-in that is important to the work I do. For that reason I want a way to STOP THE incessant "reminders" that there is a new version available. If I want it I will look for and install it without my arm being twisted. Please leave my computer and my FF version as is! I will let you know when I need your help. Thank you

Follow the answer provided by FredMcD, and don't criticize someone who is providing correct advice just because you don't like that advice.

''surfingcop [[#answer-898842|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Tyler Downer [[#answer-839237|said]]'' <blockquote> You should update to Firefox 44, Firefox 42 is no longer supported and is insecure. </blockquote> Tyler I understand that as an administrator you would make this recommendation. The problem is, I want the control over what my browser does and, although I like many of the features FF provides, I don't like it when FF takes from me the ability to use an extension or add-in that is important to the work I do. For that reason I want a way to STOP THE incessant "reminders" that there is a new version available. If I want it I will look for and install it without my arm being twisted. Please leave my computer and my FF version as is! I will let you know when I need your help. Thank you </blockquote> Follow the answer provided by FredMcD, and don't criticize someone who is providing correct advice just because you don't like that advice.