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I have MAC G5 Tower OSX 10.4.11. Receiving constant yellow dropdown banner message telling me to upgrade. Not Possible?

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I have a G5 Tower OSX 10.4.11 and am constantly receiving the yellow banner asking me to upgrade Firefox. Of course, Firefox Mozilla knows that I cannot upgrade on this operating system. If there is a way, please inform. Otherwise, what are my options, other than get a new computer. Or, obviously, change back to Safari which failed at playing videos. And now, I cannot even play videos with Firefox linked on FaceBook to youTube.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Java 1.3.1 Plug-in
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9
  • Musicnotes Viewer plugin 1.19.0 http://www.musicnotes.com
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102

Application

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More Information

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Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.28
Profile Directory
Show in Finder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Flash Video Downloader Youtube Downloader
3.6.1
true
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true
places.last_vacuum
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cor-el
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You can set the app.update.url to an empty string on the about:config page to prevent Firefox from searching for updates.

Firefox 4 and later require a Mac with an Intel processor and OS X 10.6 (Firefox 16 runs on OS X 10.5).

For an unofficial Firefox 17.0.2 ESR compatible version (TenFourFox) that runs on PowerPC Macs with OS X 10.4.11 or OS X 10.5.8 you can look at:


Question owner

I followed the instructions provided: 'You can set the app.update.url to an empty string on the about:config page to prevent Firefox from searching for updates." How do I set the app.update.url to an empty string on this page?? The reset option is greyed out.

cor-el
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You can choose the Modify item in the right-click context menu and clear the current string, so you get an empty string value.

Question owner

Update...I tried again and the reset option appeared. I clicked....nothing happened. Yellow upgrade banners still popping up constantly. Should I click new? And then what do I enter in the box?

Question owner

ok i cleared it....do i have to restart? cause i did this a few minutes ago based on common sense and restarted it and it did not change anything.