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Can I turn off update notifications? There are too many updates and the update notifications pop up too frequently, it's extremely irritating

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Update notifications pop up all the time and I don't want to update right now.

I know you would not recommend neglecting to update but this is my choice. I don't want update notifications popping up all the time.

This is extremely irritating.

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Hi N.D.,

If I understand correctly, you would still like Firefox to check for updates, but you do not want to be prompted when updates are available.

If that's the case, here's a summary of the steps required to achieve that:

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. A warning page may appear. Click Accept the Risk and Continue to continue to the about:config page.
  3. Next, type app.update.silent in the search bar and set its value to True.
  4. Finally, restart Firefox and you should be good to go.

Let me know if that helps.



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Thanks Theodore. That's right, I don't want to be prompted when updates are available. I couldn't see ' app.update.silent ' in the ' about:config '

So what I've tried instead is increasing 'app.update.timerMinimumDelay ' to a higher number. I'll see if that makes the prompt pop up less frequently.

Thanks for your help, I didn't know about ' about:config '


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This is not working for me. The notice I am getting is the Firefox can't get to the servers to get the most recent version of Firefox which isn't surprising inside a larger enterprise setting. I can't find a setting for this in about:config but then I didn't know the setting app.update.silent even existed.

Does a master list of the settings exist somewhere?


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Hello, thanks for the suggestions. This isn't working for me either. I've tried changing a few different settings as well as adding the app.update.silent setting and setting it to True.

I'm still getting loads of promts from Firefox telling me there are updates available.

If anyone else has any other suggestions please share them.

How can we get Mozilla to stop this annoying and intrusive feature?

Thanks for your help


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