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Firefox continues to suggest updates, allthough on my system updating to a later version of Firefox or the latest versions of plug ins simply is impossible.

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My system is a Mac G5 quad 4 x 2.5 Ghz, 4,5 Gb RAM with OSX 10.5.8 and Firefox 3.6.27. Java, Flash, plug ins, etc... are the latest possible for this system. However: there is a problem, since Firefox has asked me to update: since then the question pops-up every other minute and many functions start acting strange: I even can't look at a video on you tube, 'cause after 30 or 40 seconds the video freezes. Nothing of this with Safari 5.0.6, that works perfect on my system. After having used Firefox year after year, all my bookmarks are there, and so on, yet I am forced to change back to Safari, to make the webexperience a pleasant one again ...

My system is a Mac G5 quad 4 x 2.5 Ghz, 4,5 Gb RAM with OSX 10.5.8 and Firefox 3.6.27. Java, Flash, plug ins, etc... are the latest possible for this system. However: there is a problem, since Firefox has asked me to update: since then the question pops-up every other minute and many functions start acting strange: I even can't look at a video on you tube, 'cause after 30 or 40 seconds the video freezes. Nothing of this with Safari 5.0.6, that works perfect on my system. After having used Firefox year after year, all my bookmarks are there, and so on, yet I am forced to change back to Safari, to make the webexperience a pleasant one again ...

Chosen solution

Unfortunately your suggestions didn't help me, although I really do appreciate your efforts. Finally I found a solution myself, thanks to the internet: it appears to be a problem, caused by Adobe's Flash Player The solution is described in this video, including the corresponding links to download a new flash player. It works fine for me: I installed it last saturday and not any strange behaviour so far: my G5 PowerPC quad with OSX 10.5.8 yet can view all kinds of videos and websites 'like in the earlier days' and so far no annoying pop ups ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrAKhv3R_c

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Firefox askes me to update ...

Installed Plug-ins

default 2.0, flip4mac 2.4.4.2, google earth 5.2, ilok client helper 3.5, iphotophotocast 7.0, java embedding 0.9.7.5, OT 7.7, Flas 10.1.102.64, Silverlight 1.0.30715

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; nl; rv:1.9.2.27) Gecko/20120216 Firefox/3.6.27

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ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

In Options > Advanced > Update tab > Firefox updates, check mark Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk), click Ok to save it, exit firefox and restart it.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/settings-network-updates-and-encryption#w_update-tab

also install 3.6.28 the latest for your ppc mac from :

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/


thank you

In Options > Advanced > Update tab > Firefox updates, check mark '''Never check for updates (not recommended: security risk)''', click Ok to save it, exit firefox and restart it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/settings-network-updates-and-encryption#w_update-tab also install 3.6.28 the '''latest '''for your ppc mac from : ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/ thank you

Question owner

I did everything what you (ideato) suggested, but so far no improvement at all: it's very annoying watching a nice musicvideo on youtube and after 30 to 50 seconds or so the video freezes and the minutes counter jumps to 0 (one of the many examples of strange behaviour). At this moment I have no other choice than putting Safari back in place as my standard webbrowser, 'cause with Safari all strange behaviour is gone and I can do what I want on the web with no problem at all. But all my important bookmarks are in Firefox, and translation tools, and ... Wow, I am very angry!

I did everything what you (ideato) suggested, but so far no improvement at all: it's very annoying watching a nice musicvideo on youtube and after 30 to 50 seconds or so the video freezes and the minutes counter jumps to 0 (one of the many examples of strange behaviour). At this moment I have no other choice than putting Safari back in place as my standard webbrowser, 'cause with Safari all strange behaviour is gone and I can do what I want on the web with no problem at all. But all my important bookmarks are in Firefox, and translation tools, and ... Wow, I am very angry!
ideato 893 solutions 6250 answers

see Preferences not saved


thanks again

see [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved Preferences not saved] thanks again

Chosen Solution

Unfortunately your suggestions didn't help me, although I really do appreciate your efforts. Finally I found a solution myself, thanks to the internet: it appears to be a problem, caused by Adobe's Flash Player The solution is described in this video, including the corresponding links to download a new flash player. It works fine for me: I installed it last saturday and not any strange behaviour so far: my G5 PowerPC quad with OSX 10.5.8 yet can view all kinds of videos and websites 'like in the earlier days' and so far no annoying pop ups ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrAKhv3R_c

Unfortunately your suggestions didn't help me, although I really do appreciate your efforts. Finally I found a solution myself, thanks to the internet: it appears to be a problem, caused by Adobe's Flash Player The solution is described in this video, including the corresponding links to download a new flash player. It works fine for me: I installed it last saturday and not any strange behaviour so far: my G5 PowerPC quad with OSX 10.5.8 yet can view all kinds of videos and websites 'like in the earlier days' and so far no annoying pop ups ;-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrAKhv3R_c