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How to disable out of date infobar drop down notice?

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Starting Firefox makes annoying drop down notice "Your Firefox is out of date. Update now for better performance and security." No S*** Sherlock and the reason is that dev team has ruined the browser bit by bit the last five years so I stopped updating after the tab groups were removed and the ah so familiar "use an add-on" answer was given.

So about:config value to disable this notice is all I need?


Usability first, then security.

Starting Firefox makes annoying drop down notice "Your Firefox is out of date. Update now for better performance and security." No S*** Sherlock and the reason is that dev team has ruined the browser bit by bit the last five years so I stopped updating after the tab groups were removed and the ah so familiar "use an add-on" answer was given. So about:config value to disable this notice is all I need? Usability first, then security.
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My prefs.js was missing these: app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false

I tried to add them earlier but Firefox was accidently running while I was modifying the prefs.js so it got overwritten.

I think these did the trick. user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);


Thanks for the help. (still disagree with the dev choises tough)

ps: I think I'll just start from clear prefs.js if this problem reappears.

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FredMcD
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I have never seen that notice, and I stopped updating at v46.

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

Under Advanced, Select Update. Check the settings.

I have never seen that notice, and I stopped updating at v46. Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced,''' Select '''Update.''' Check the settings.

Question owner

about:preferences#advanced Automatically update: x Search Engines (is the only option)

So that didn't work.

By any change could it be openSuSE distro nagging me? I have 'MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE' package installed.

Here's some detailed info about:config (prefs.js)

user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.certs.2.issuerName", ""); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer", 1478806001); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.blocklist-background-update-timer", 1478809850); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.browser-cleanup-thumbnails", 1478839308); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.datareporting-healthreport-lastDailyCollection", 1478752847); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.experiments-update-timer", 1478839188); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.search-engine-update-timer", 1478839769); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.xpi-signature-verification", 1478806129);


hmm... tought I added these. Maybe Firefox was running and over wrote my additional settings.

app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false

about:preferences#advanced Automatically update: x Search Engines (is the only option) So that didn't work. By any change could it be openSuSE distro nagging me? I have 'MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE' package installed. Here's some detailed info about:config (prefs.js) user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.certs.2.issuerName", ""); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer", 1478806001); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.blocklist-background-update-timer", 1478809850); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.browser-cleanup-thumbnails", 1478839308); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.datareporting-healthreport-lastDailyCollection", 1478752847); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.experiments-update-timer", 1478839188); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.search-engine-update-timer", 1478839769); user_pref("app.update.lastUpdateTime.xpi-signature-verification", 1478806129); hmm... tought I added these. Maybe Firefox was running and over wrote my additional settings. app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false
FredMcD
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This is what that page should look like

This is what that page should look like

Chosen Solution

My prefs.js was missing these: app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false

I tried to add them earlier but Firefox was accidently running while I was modifying the prefs.js so it got overwritten.

I think these did the trick. user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.enabled", false);


Thanks for the help. (still disagree with the dev choises tough)

ps: I think I'll just start from clear prefs.js if this problem reappears.

My prefs.js was missing these: app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false I tried to add them earlier but Firefox was accidently running while I was modifying the prefs.js so it got overwritten. I think these did the trick. user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.enabled", false); Thanks for the help. (still disagree with the dev choises tough) ps: I think I'll just start from clear prefs.js if this problem reappears.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4246 solutions 59404 answers

That was very good work. Well done.


These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension) {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backups of files that you choose.

OPIE {web link} Import/Export extension preferences

That was very good work. Well done. These add-ons can be a great help by backing up and restoring Firefox '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)]''' {web link} FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions, history, passwords, and more. In fact, it goes beyond just backing up -- It will actually rebuild your saved files individually into installable .xpi files. It will also make backups of files that you choose. '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/ OPIE]''' {web link} Import/Export extension preferences