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We want to use Firefox as our digital display application for kiosks at our businesses. How can we prevent Firefox from upgrading as it may cause issues?

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We are using Firefox as a digital signage player on kiosks and have built a solution that works with a specific version of Firefox. How can we prevent Firefox from upgrading as we have set every option to turn off auto-updates, however Firefox continues to update which brings down our signage network.

We are using Firefox as a digital signage player on kiosks and have built a solution that works with a specific version of Firefox. How can we prevent Firefox from upgrading as we have set every option to turn off auto-updates, however Firefox continues to update which brings down our signage network.

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usernumber23 said

..... we have set every option to turn off auto-updates.

Does that include unchecking 'Use a background service to install updates' in Advanced => Update tab => under 'Show Update History' ?


Another thing to check :

Type in the address bar about:config (press Enter) (promise to be careful, if asked) Type and look for the preference : app.update.auto and make sure its value is set to false

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You can also set this pref to an empty string to prevent Firefox from connecting to the update server.

  • app.update.url