Skip to comments.Firefox Auto Update Question and What Happened to Michelle Malkin?
Posted on 03/09/2014 5:31:26 PM PDT by ducttape45
I need to pick someone's brain on a Firefox question and on what happened to Michelle Malkin.
First, I can't keep Firefox from automatically updating. I have tried everything I can find on the Internet about ensuring Firefox doesn't automatically. I have version 24 and 25 and I don't want to update any further, but no matter what I try it still continues to do so.
I've told Firefox not to update under the Tools/Options/Advanced/Update tab. I deleted the Maintenance Service. I've gone into about:config and deleted the update URL. AND NOTHING WORKS!!!!!!
Anyone else out there got any ideas? I want to keep using it but I'm afraid I'll have little choice but to go to another browser. Mozilla is really slitting their collective throats with this.
Secondly, I've noticed that Michelle Malkin doesn't seem to be on Fox News anymore. Usually the email updates I get from her would have links to her appearances on Fox News. Since about last October those links are no longer in email alerts and the Youtube sight for Right Sightings no longer posts anything newer than Oct 2013.
Anyone know what happened to her? Did she go a tick off someone? I wonder if it had anything to do with the sudden hiring of Elizabeth Hasselhoff last year.
Chromium seems to work okay as an alternative
What do you get by preventing updates?
There is a way I used for a while which simply meant keeping a compressed version on hand to use after one of those auto updates.
But as I remember the real fix is deleting some file in Firefox. I do not remember what it was, but I think the fix is posted somewhere on the Firefox site - Troubleshooting perhaps?
What was happening to me with v25 or so was flash vids stopped working.
After the fix all is well and am on v27.01. It can become a security issue unless you keep current.
Read the whole thing, you have to use the url “about” for some things.
Unless you’re smarter than the developers, let it upgrade.
Commentators come and go. Relax.
Dt45 was the one asking :)
I’ve heard that Michelle Malkin knows how to stop Firefox from automatically updating..
The idea of someone else having control over my software is very unnerving. I also just found out that Amazon Kindle for PC software has been replaced with a "cloud viewer." I don't want anything I own in a "cloud" of any sort. So I deleted the software and told Amazon I will no longer order ebooks from them until they change it back.
I'm happy with FF 24 & 25. I don't want to go any further. If they continue to change things I will indeed go to another browser and say goodbye to FF for good.
That doesn’t help me. I’ve read that article many times, and nothing it says to do helps.
If you are running Firefox on a Windows OS based machine ...
Then you should see an orange-ish tab of sorts, near the upper left-hand corner of the Firefox window.
Click on it.
Look around in the resulting pop-down spread ... and find Options ... and click on that.
You should get a pop-out-to-the-side ... and find in that, another Options ... and click on that.
Next, you should be seeing an Options window. In that window, select the Advanced tool-button.
In the Advanced set of tabs that should result ... select Update.
Under Firefox updates, select:
“Never check for updates ...”
I’ve done that, it still updates without my consent......
I heard Michelle Malkin is the original fire fox....but shell deny it if you take her to dinner.
Always gotta be a comedian in the bunch..........
So ... I just woke up from a nap ...?
Hey, watch how you talk about my future wife!
Dude,,,,,,,,,, really? I just ate!
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