This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help.
How can I stop Firefox checking plugin compatibilty; it's a waste of my time so can I fix it?
Every time I open Firefox a window comes up saying the it's checking to make sure my plugins are compatible. Every time. Every bloody time. Yes, I can hit the enter key and cancel but it's still an unnecessary pain and waste of time. It's also an INTERRUPTION OF MY WORKFLOW and that makes it a serious problem. I put up with Firefox's all too frequent updates, grudgingly, but I cannot abide the annoying and unnecessary plugin check. Please tell me there is a way to reassure Firefox that there are no new plugins and the plugins are up to date. If this cannot be resolved I will have to consider another browser. As much as I like Firefox, and as much as I Dislike others, I will be forced to switch.
All Replies (2)
I changed the way I use FF long ago - I use tabs, and almost never launch a new session, unlike I used to do with IE.
You can find the option to launch new windows in a tab instead and set that, and also whenever you click on a link, right click instead, and the top selection is open link in new tab (you can right click that, making the link selection just 2 quick right clicks). Unless you are already doing these, they can save you a lot of time waiting for FF to launch.
Hope this helps.
This happens every time you start the browser?
Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar.
There are two settings;
- When Firefox Starts
When the browser is started, what do you want to display? Many of us choose Show My Home Page.
- Home Page
When a new page is opened, what do you want to be displayed?
- Use Current Page. Use what ever page(s) are open at that time.
- Use Bookmark
- Restore To Default. about:home shows a Mozilla home page with tools.
You can use any of these that you wish;
about:home (Firefox default home page), about:newtab (shows the sites most visited), about:blank (a blank page),
or you can enter any webpage or about: page you want.