how to disable "Vérifier l’existence de mises à jour ..."?
I don't want that firefox check for new versions every time I start it. I set to false any update.enabled within about:config, but firefox preferences "Vérifier l’existence de mises à jour, mais vous laisser décider de leur installation" is always set. This is also a security problem, and furthermore the dialog box saying that a new version is available is often displayed (grrrr) which is very disturbating, as now because the focus is set to this dialog box when I was writting to you...
I hope there is a solution to this big problem
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How do you completely turn off update checks in Firefox v64? You can use a policies.json file to disable updates for all users. https://github.com/mozilla/policy-templates/blob/master/README.md
Even though it's best to have Firefox update automatically (for many reasons); I will spare you the lecture.
However : if you'd let Firefox update automatically, you wouldn't get that update prompt again .....
You could use policies.json, but that would disable updates entirely, and not just the prompt :
Also see :
Uh-oh : FredMcD and I posted at the same time .....
Thanks for all your answers, policies.json works well to fully remove the update choices, but is not really cool, and I don't know if a call to mozilla web site is done or not when I open my browser. I will have to dump the network connection to check that ;)
I understand that most of the end users, specially the MS users who are used to seeing their working session stopped by updates, may accept to leave the control of their computer to external services, but for experimented users who take care of security, this is not acceptable.
Do you know if mozilla plans to reintroduce the possibility to manually check updates and when? Waiting for that I will have to change policies.json settings to manually do it :(
If you really don't want to have Firefox updating automatically, then the only way for you not to see those prompts again will indeed be to use the policies.json ......
Would you mind telling us why you don't want Firefox to update automatically ?
What problem(s) does it present to you ?
Maybe we could help find a solution .....
Automatic update is a big problem when I start my firefox session and want it to works immediatly, or when I enter a password on a site and half of my password is chunked because the popup saying that a new update is available etc.
Also because, I don't want that a connection is established on mozilla when I start firefox, for me it's a kind of activity control that I don't want ....
I know that I'm not a "standard" user ;)
I do not use any MS products nor google for the same kind of reasons and appreciate(d) mozilla/firefox to let the user control its working policies (? not sure if it's clear) .
I don't understand why this has changed and force now users to create a policies.json file to get the same behavior has previously (sorry for my english)
Do you know if mozilla plans to reintroduce the possibility to manually check updates
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Since you are on Linux, you can install Firefox in a location /usr/local/ that requires root permissions. You might still see a notification, but Firefox won't download an available update. You would have to use 'sudo' to run Firefox as root if you want to update.
Current Firefox releases only have the app.update.auto pref. If you have other app.update prefs that show user set (bold) then reset them via the right-click context menu to the default value.