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How do I stop FireFox from doing an auto update


I am running Linux Mint 15 and FireFox 23. When I click on preferences > advanced > update there are no checkboxs for how I want FireFox updated. I don't want anyone installing on my system without my knowledge. Where has this option been moved?

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hello, on many linux distros the autmoatic updates are not handled by firefox itself but by the packet manager of the operating system. please look there for the corresponding settings...