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How to never check for updates (not even have a message), in version 68+ ?

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This been asked already in "How to never check for updates in version 63.0b4? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232918

but the ticket was closed without having been properly answered -- and I feel that the people who replied at the end of the thread were taking the piss (why is it saying "Flash Plugin", that's not what the ticket was about?!). (+ NOTE: I understand 100% Artmaker's frustration and anger back there.)

I am doing automated testing using Firefox (and Selenium) and those automated updates are huge problem for me. I have disabled the automated update but the prompt is still being an annoyance: it causes my application-under-test to crash.

I shall stress that being unable to disable this message is not acceptable! Have I made myself clear? And if that's the case, I would very much like to escalate this to Firefox developers, because I've been struggling with this problem for way too long.

Thank you,

P.

This been asked already in "How to never check for updates in version 63.0b4? | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support" https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232918 but the ticket was closed without having been properly answered -- and I feel that the people who replied at the end of the thread were taking the piss (why is it saying "Flash Plugin", that's not what the ticket was about?!). (+ NOTE: I understand 100% Artmaker's frustration and anger back there.) I am doing automated testing using Firefox (and Selenium) and those automated updates are huge problem for me. I have disabled the automated update but the prompt is still being an annoyance: it causes my application-under-test to crash. I shall stress that being unable to disable this message is not acceptable! Have I made myself clear? And if that's the case, I would very much like to escalate this to Firefox developers, because I've been struggling with this problem for way too long. Thank you, P.
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Hello Pino,

If you no longer want to see the update notifications, would you please do this :

Type in te address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar app.update

Look for the preference app.update.doorhanger

and set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.


If you want to submit feedback, you can use one, some, or all of these :

Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Discourse  : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development

Reddit  : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/

Twitter  : https://twitter.com/firefox

Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox

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Hello Pino,

If you no longer want to see the update notifications, would you please do this :

Type in te address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar app.update

Look for the preference app.update.doorhanger

and set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.


If you want to submit feedback, you can use one, some, or all of these :

Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Discourse  : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development

Reddit  : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/

Twitter  : https://twitter.com/firefox

Facebook  : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox

Hello Pino, If you no longer want to see the update notifications, would you please do this : Type in te address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar '''app.update''' Look for the preference '''app.update.doorhanger ''' and set its value to '''false''' Then close and restart Firefox. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want to submit feedback, you can use one, some, or all of these : Input page : https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ Discourse : https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/firefox-development Reddit : https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/firefox Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Firefox
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Whaou!, <3 the speed and precision of your answer. Many-many thanks!!! I've done as you suggested, and the popup doesn't show. (y)

P.

Whaou!, <3 the speed and precision of your answer. Many-many thanks!!! I've done as you suggested, and the popup doesn't show. (y) P.
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McCoy
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My pleasure, Pino - I'm glad you got rid of that pain in the derrière.

My pleasure, Pino - I'm glad you got rid of that pain in the derrière.
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