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I'm using firefox as an 'appliance' - and it MUST be locked to a specifc version. How do I prevent ALL updates to the browser?

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I've tried all of the 'usual' advice - and yet, my appliance still got a forced update over the weekend.

I need to disable all updates to the Firefox browser in this particular (internal) appliance setup.

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Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select Update. Check the settings.

Note that some security updates are known to bypass this setting. I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

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FredMcD said

Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update. Check the settings.

I had already done this ... no help.

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Did you read the last paragraph? Please describe the issue in detail.

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FredMcD said

Did you read the last paragraph? Please describe the issue in detail.

The issue - in spite of having the advance/update setting "Never check for updates" checked, the browser on this 'appliance' updated sometime in the past couple of weeks.

It took me almost 2 hours to get the browser version I require re-installed - while defeating the 'auto-update on install' feature of Firefox.

I want to prevent this from EVER happening on this machine, ever.

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the-edmeister said

See this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-mozilla-maintenance-service

I do not have the 'mozilla maintenance service' in the uninstall programs section of control panel. I do NOT have an option (to uncheck) the 'install updates in the background.

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You can set the app.update.url pref to an empty string on the about:config page.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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cor-el said

You can set the app.update.url pref to an empty string on the about:config page.

I just did that ... I'll have to wait-n-see if that makes a difference.

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Hi opa6x57, How did that change go?

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Hello

opa6x57 said

cor-el said
You can set the app.update.url pref to an empty string on the about:config page.

I just did that ... I'll have to wait-n-see if that makes a difference.

IF the issue persist then try to lock the next preferences :

app.update.auto - false app.update.enabled - false app.update.silent - false

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences

thank you