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

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.

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

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:


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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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.