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I don't want Firefox 4 , stop the upgrade alert

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I don't want Firefox 4 , stop the upgrade alert

I tried FF4 , didn' like it and returned to the previous version. Now I keep getting upgrade alerts I don't want as my wife has already accepted them once and I had to reinstall FF3 again.

How do I stop the alerts?

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Re: I don't want Firefox 4 , stop the upgrade alert

Tools > Options > Advanced > Update = un-check Firefox at the top of that set of prefs

New Contributor

Re: I don't want Firefox 4 , stop the upgrade alert

Now I'm being told that if I don't "choose" to upgrade from version 3.6.27, Firefox will automatically upgrade my computer. In other words, FORCE me to upgrade. I tried version 4 but my two favorite addons then didn't work - KeyScrambler and Read it Later. I went back to version 3.6.27. If I am forcibly upgraded, I will switch to another browser, probably Chrome.

Shooting Star Contributor

Re: I don't want Firefox 4 , stop the upgrade alert

You're not forced to upgrade. The method for disabling update checking is right above your post. More detailed information can be found in the Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox article.

That being said,


  • The latest version of KeyScrambler is compatible with the current version of Firefox, as well as the upcoming version.
    http://www.qfxsoftware.com/