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updates turned off, but it still checks, and pops an unwanted dialog

I am running an automated task to visit known (friendly) websites on a cron job (in Linux). It is absolutely essential that firefox NOT pop ANY unwanted dialogs, as this brings the whole thing to a grinding halt.

I have switched off ALL updates using the edit/preferences dialog, and additionally switched off a number other such obnoxious-looking things using about:config.

Yet it still insists on popping a window that says "Select Your Add-ons." I don't know why, since I have never seen it before. I have a screen shot of the unwanted dialog, but don't see any way to upload it as part of this question.

To standard out, it sends this:

      • LOG addons.manager: Application has been upgraded
      • LOG addons.xpi: startup
      • LOG addons.xpi: checkForChanges
      • LOG addons.xpi-utils: Opening database
      • LOG addons.xpi-utils: Migrating data from schema 12
      • LOG addons.xpi-utils: Opening database
      • LOG addons.xpi-utils: Creating database schema

. . . and so on.

I search for some of these things (e.g. addons.manager) in about:config, but in vain.

How did it decide the "Application" has been upgraded? I have ALL UPDATES TURNED OFF!!!


How can I get it to stop, and never EVER try to update or pop any unwanted dialogs?

Thanks,

 -= miles =-
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