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Firefox injects itself into RunOnce at shutdown

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I always shut down my system without shutting down any programs. When I do this with Firefox open, it puts itself inside the registry key RunOnce, and will run on the next Windows start. Which for me is every single Windows start. How can I stop Firefox from doing this?

Note that "Restore previous session" and whatnot is already disabled in the settings.

I always shut down my system without shutting down any programs. When I do this with Firefox open, it puts itself inside the registry key RunOnce, and will run on the next Windows start. Which for me is every single Windows start. How can I stop Firefox from doing this? Note that "Restore previous session" and whatnot is already disabled in the settings.

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This is a new feature. To turn it off:

  1. Visit about:config
  2. Seach for toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart and set its value to false.
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0

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McCoy
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Oops .....

Oops .....

Modified by McCoy

TyDraniu
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This is a new feature. To turn it off:

  1. Visit about:config
  2. Seach for toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart and set its value to false.
This is a new feature. To turn it off: # Visit about:config # Seach for ''toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart'' and set its value to '''false'''.

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TyDraniu said

This is a new feature. To turn it off:
  1. Visit about:config
  2. Seach for toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart and set its value to false.

Thanks man. Exactly what I wanted.

''TyDraniu [[#answer-1181655|said]]'' <blockquote> This is a new feature. To turn it off: # Visit about:config # Seach for ''toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart'' and set its value to '''false'''. </blockquote> Thanks man. Exactly what I wanted.

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McCoy said

Oops .....

If that "Oops" is there because you had something to do with the implementation of this feature. Then it's a fine enough idea. It's a problem that RunOnce opens so slowly. I will turn on my PC. Open Firefox. Start looking into the thing I turned my PC on for - and *then* a RunOnce'd Firefox instance will spawn on top of my existing Firefox window, with nothing in it. If you think there's value in reopening if Firefox was closed improperly, then maybe check whether Firefox is already running before opening a new window.

''McCoy [[#answer-1181652|said]]'' <blockquote> Oops ..... </blockquote> If that "Oops" is there because you had something to do with the implementation of this feature. Then it's a fine enough idea. It's a problem that RunOnce opens so slowly. I will turn on my PC. Open Firefox. Start looking into the thing I turned my PC on for - and *then* a RunOnce'd Firefox instance will spawn on top of my existing Firefox window, with nothing in it. If you think there's value in reopening if Firefox was closed improperly, then maybe check whether Firefox is already running before opening a new window.
FredMcD
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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link}

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 32.0.0.101

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

'''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows] {web link} [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac] {web link} '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 32.0.0.101 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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FredMcD said

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows {web link} Uninstall Flash Player | Mac {web link} Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox). Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: Version 32.0.0.101 https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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''FredMcD [[#answer-1181672|said]]'' <blockquote> '''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows] {web link} [http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac] {web link} '''Note: Windows users''' should download the '''ActiveX''' for ''Internet Explorer.'' '''and''' the '''plugin''' for ''Plugin-based browsers'' (like Firefox). '''Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10''' have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX. Flash Player Version: '''Version 32.0.0.101 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration </blockquote> What's this a response to?
McCoy
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nar00w said

If that "Oops" is there because you had something to do with the implementation of this feature. Then it's a fine enough idea.

No, that "Oops" means that I deleted a long post that I hoped would solve your problem, but then I saw TyDraniu's brilliant solution ......

''nar00w [[#answer-1181665|said]]'' <blockquote> If that "Oops" is there because you had something to do with the implementation of this feature. Then it's a fine enough idea. </blockquote> No, that "Oops" means that I deleted a long post that I hoped would solve your problem, but then I saw TyDraniu's brilliant solution ......
FredMcD
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FredMcD said

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links;

nar00w said

What's this a response to?

Your flash player is outdated and should be updated or removed.

''FredMcD [[#answer-1181672|said]]'' <blockquote> '''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; </blockquote> ''nar00w [[#answer-1181676|said]]'' <blockquote> What's this a response to? </blockquote> Your flash player is outdated and should be updated or removed.

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FredMcD said

FredMcD said
Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links;

nar00w said

What's this a response to?

Your flash player is outdated and should be updated or removed.

How do you know, and why are you telling me this in a question about something else entirely?

''FredMcD [[#answer-1181735|said]]'' <blockquote> ''FredMcD [[#answer-1181672|said]]'' <blockquote> '''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; </blockquote> ''nar00w [[#answer-1181676|said]]'' <blockquote> What's this a response to? </blockquote> Your flash player is outdated and should be updated or removed. </blockquote> How do you know, and why are you telling me this in a question about something else entirely?
FredMcD
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Your System Details shows;

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Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0

the current player is Version 32

Your System Details shows; Installed Plug-ins Shockwave Flash 24.0 r0 the current player is Version 32