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I received a message to update plug-ins so tried following directions, only to find out my computer is not compatible with the update. How to delete ?

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I received a message to update plug-ins so tried following directions, only to find out my computer is not compatible with the update. How to delete ?

I have an older iMac operating on Mac OSx 10.4. When I attempted to down-load some plug-in updates, they would not accept it because my computer is to old and doesn't have the necessary capability. When I try to remove the message, nothing works, and every time I boot the computer with Firefox, it keeps reloading. Please tell me how to delete this plug-in reminder. Thank you.

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Re: I received a message to update plug-ins so tried following directions, only to find out my computer is not compatible with the update. How to delete ?

You can inspect and modify some prefs on the about:config page to suppress the plugin reminder.

  • set the plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin pref to true
  • set the plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin pref to true
  • set the plugins.update.url pref to an empty string

See also:

There is still a newer Flash version available for your OS X 10.4 computer.

What version of Flash Player should I use with my Power PC based Mac?

Flash Player 10.1 Release Notes:

See (Released 11/04/2010) Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0 (126 MB)