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Is it possible to diable the automatic update feature and prevent it being re-enabled from the preferences dialog by editing a config file?

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Id like to do a custom version of FF for our machines (Linux based) which prevents the auto update mechanism working and prevents the user re-enabling it. Any updates would be done by the Linux .deb package management system.

Is there a way to do with by editing the config files of the default binary version or do I need to build my own from source?

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You can lock the related pref(s).

lockPref("app.update.auto", false);
lockPref("app.update.enabled", false);

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