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How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

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How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

I would like to know how I can turn off the update plugins feature, I dont want to be asked every time I open a webpage.

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Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

You can set these prefs to true on the about:config page.

  • plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin
  • plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin
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Site Moderator

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

Is there a reason you don't want to update your plugins? The version of Flash you are running so EXTREMELY out of date, which means you are VERY VERY vulnerable to many security risks. The same with your Java. That is going to be the easiest and really best solution.

New User

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

I already updated what I have to update, but there some stuff I dont want to update and everytime I open a webpage that column asking to update my plug in pop up and I have to close it because it scrolls down my entire screen. Its nagging me. So if someone know how then please help

Site Moderator

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32 is very out of date (the current version is Flash 11.4) and this is one of the most critical pieces of software you need to update.

Java 6 update 29. This is another piece of software you critically need to update.

New User

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

Can you just tell me how to stop the plug in notification to pop up?

New User

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

If I cant turn it off I am just going to switch back to Explorer

Site Moderator

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

You can set these prefs to true on the about:config page.

  • plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin
  • plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin
New User

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

thank you for your help

New User

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

I checked about:config but plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin is already set to true. Yet everytime I try to open a PDF I get blocked with this message. This has happened just since the most recent FF update.

PS - I am still using Adobe Acrobat 9 because when I tried the more recent versions they annoyed the heck out of me.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I turn off the update plug in feature?

They have decided to block some outdated plugins via a CTP (Click-to-Play) block or soft block and that includes Adobe Reader 9 and 10 versions.

The only way to prevent this would be to disable blocklisting and that is not recommended.