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>> No. 27138 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 6:01 pm
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How can I disable the bloody Firefox auto-update thingy?
I used to be able to do that with a bit of about:config fiddling. Since version 62-64 that seems to be ineffectual. It still nags me with idiot 'UPDATE AVAILABLE PLS INSTALL' pop-ups.
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>> No. 27139 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 6:03 pm
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Okay, another cursory search has given me this: https://superuser.com/questions/401571/disable-updates-in-firefox-esr

Still, perhaps you lads know more.
>> No. 27140 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 6:11 pm
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You have to nuke the updater service, as far as I'm aware. I can't remember what it's called, they tried to be sly by not calling it "update service", but I think you can uninstall it separately or otherwise block it from running in the windows services configuration thing.
>> No. 27141 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 9:43 pm
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Why on earth would you want to run an out-of-date browser?
>> No. 27142 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 9:46 pm
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Not them but I would presume because everytime these things update it breaks plug-ins
>> No. 27143 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 9:47 pm
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No faggotry.
>> No. 27144 Anonymous
25th May 2019
Saturday 9:52 pm
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Then you want the Extended Support Release - you get frequent security updates, but feature updates are substantially delayed to provide improved stability. Running an unpatched browser is a security nightmare.

>> No. 27147 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 1:05 pm
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Bla-bla-bla maintenance service? Pretty sure I un-flagged its checkbox during installation.
I've also found several new settings related to updating in the about:config, app.update.doorhanger being one of them, which I presume is resposible for the nagging. Disabling it leads to one single pop-up appearing after about 5 minutes of uptime, ironically claiming it cannot update as I run the browser from a restricted user profile.
I want my stuff updating when I order it, not when the manufacturer decides it's time.
I'm willing to compromise on possible vulnerabilities, I've other counter-measures in place.
>> No. 27148 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 1:20 pm
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Isn't the point of open-source that you can modify it how you please? I don't get it.
>> No. 27150 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 2:40 pm
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I have to agree with >>27141, I understand you wouldn't want to be nagged, but the browser is the last place I'd want to turn off automatic updates. With Firefox I've had maybe like, a couple of updates that broke NoScript, and that's the entirety of my issues.
>> No. 27151 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 3:37 pm
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Yeah, maintenance service. You might have unflagged it when you installed, but if you ever do update, the little bugger automatically turns itself on by default- Because an update runs as a default "recommended settings" installation.

This used to work in older firefox versions at least. I keep it up to date nowadays because they at least make the updates non-intrusive enough that I don't sit there yelling at my computer for an hour every time one happens. Same with windows, I used to loathe automatic updates because they always broke something but they really are a lot better now.
>> No. 27152 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 3:50 pm
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It's a valid question, and one that hasn't yet had a satisfactory answer.
>> No. 27153 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:28 pm
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The sheer gall of people wanting open software to be open without explaing themselves to you.
>> No. 27154 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 8:38 pm
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What's the best way to rip my dick off?

>That's probably not a good idea mate, there'll be blood and pain and you'll probably get sectioned.

>Yeah, I think why is more important than how in this scenario. Are you OK m8?

Bloody typical, I just want to know the best way to rip my dick off but I just get patronised and insulted. Stop being smartarses and tell me how to rip my dick off.

>I dunno, maybe tie a rope around it, tie the other end to a tree, get in your car and floor it?

Jesus christ, that's really going to hurt and I'll get blood all over my upholstery, I don't want to do that. Does anyone know a clean, painless way to rip my dick off?

>> No. 27155 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 9:00 pm
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We can't give you a proper answer if we don't know the context of the question.

>> No. 27157 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 10:01 pm
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>why do the thing you are trying to do things completely differently from me why don't you just do this thing that doesn't apply to your problem.

Ah so you're the guy in charge of stack overflow threads I see.
>> No. 27158 Anonymous
26th May 2019
Sunday 10:19 pm
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Please mark as answered if this helped you. I derive self-esteem from my internet points.
>> No. 27183 Anonymous
29th July 2019
Monday 12:32 pm
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This works.
I'll fire up Wireshark on the other day just to check on the traffic for the sake of curiosity.

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