Skip to comments.How to turn off automatic updates--- Firefox. Keep v 28
Posted on 05/15/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT by dennisw
How to turn off automatic updates.
9/19/10 1:25 AM
Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature". Chosen solution
1.At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options. 2.Click the Advanced panel. 3.Click the Update tab. The auto-update options are displayed. Read this answer in context 18
If you’re on windows, you should have switched to Palemoon when the Sodomite Mafia fired the CEO.
Lots dont like the look of v 29.....me included
So updates are off on one computer. The other one has v 29 installed automatically. I’ll have to go uninstalll 29. Save bookmarks etc. Re-intall v 28
Ditch Firefox now.
It wasn’t a bad browser (in fact, it was my favorite). However, I’ll not support ANY company that bends over and presents their Obamahole to gays.
Thanks. I am going to check it out. I wonder if their resident sodomites are behind this unpalatable Firefox update? That is a regression in some ways
The transfer tool brought over some unique add-ons that really push the limits and IMHO make me a unique user and it all worked, and the back-up tool is way faster than Mozbackup....
Outstanding, I removed Mozilla it is that good.
Waterfox - The fastest 64-bit browser on the web
Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.
I was unaware of palemoon. I am installing right now. Thanks !!!
Get off firefox, they are against people having personal opinions and principles
You should get pale moon instead
If you had been following Free Republic a couple months ago, you would know this
The options to disable auto-update apply to Pale Moon too ;’)
You’ll be much happier
What does the firefox button look like? I can’t find one.
But Waterfox is just Firefox for 64-bit. Yes, I use it. Tried to find a replacement after the forced resignation but it works so well and couldn’t find anything that equals it for performance.
I can’t figger out how to get Pale Moon from identifying as Firefox. Even though I dropped FF, it looks like I’m still using it.
I don’t know. I just got it when people on FR suggested it last month. I know it works like FF used to and their CEO put out a statement condemning what Mozilla did.
Probably. They destroy everything they touch. I suspect they're behind the un-needed and un-wanted changes to Microsoft products, e.g.; The Metro interface in Windows 8 and the Ribbon interface in Office 2007 - 2013. Colorful, eye-catching and looks "fabulous". It takes me three times as long to get work done. The simplest tasks have become an easter egg hunt.
“What does the firefox button look like? I cant find one.”
INSTEAD start from “tools” up on your menu bar which is upper left corner of firefox. You should see that menu bar with the words bookmarks, tools, view etc etc
The lastest Pale Moon version (24.5.0) is supposed to address that with a fix to the UserAgent string.
You might be right. MS has to keep customers on the upgrading treadmill. So they introduce stupid ribbons. The metro look-tiles makes sense for tablets and smart phones. On real computers it is annoying and must be bypassed by a 3rd party start button install. You might notice that Microsoft websites and advertising deploy that Metro look, They want the same graphical look across their products to condition/brainwash consumers.
This is why Metro was kept for Windows 8.1 despite tons of complaints. I had to install that 3rd party start button on Windows 8.1 too!
Tech list ping
Cyberfox Web Browser
I have 24.5 and it still shows FF. There was a fix listed here awhile back, but I wasn’t smart enough to do it.
Pale Moon looks like FF, but, from what I understand, they’re not all about completely changing the UI like FF does from time to time. I switched my work computer just the other day and used the migration tool to bring all my bookmarks, login info, extensions, etc into Pale Moon. It works like FF used to work; clean and fast.
The Heterophobic nancyboys over at HoMozilla can go suck a lemon.
I agree. Just like leftist always do, they’re forcing us to change the way we do stuff: fundamentally changing stuff that we liked into something worse.
I’m still using FF on my Macbook because I can’t find anything better. I can’t figure out how to customize Opera to show tabs below the address bar. If I have to search every time I want to customize something, I’m not interested. The reason I’m leaving FF is because they’re trying to do my thinking for me. Mac does that but their stuff typically works the way I’d design it.
Also, I’ve been using FF since 2003, liked it, and wouldn’t want to change the way I do stuff. If I could make Opera work just like FF, I’d use it. Pale Moon does just that, but isn’t available for Mac :(
You can hack the UserAgent strings in about:config, but using an extension is easier for non-techs.
There are various User agent add-ons for Firefox that will also work in Pale Moon. They allow you to choose a browser identity from a list and masquerade as that while you surf the web. Some even allow you to customize different browser identifies for different sites.
Just go to the Extensions section in Pale Moon and search for "User Agent". I recomment User Agent Switcher 0.7.3
I personally do not like the fact that when I check emails, that bloody side panel always pops out. Annoying as it is, I simply immediately close it and continue on. I also had to customize the layout of the built-in mail reader, but that is not too difficult.
Have you tried the Opera - Settings function? I think it allows you to change the placement of panels and toolbars if I am not mistaken.
I guess I didn’t feel the impetus to do all that. Maybe I will at some point in the future.
How do I get the same bookmarks, etc. if I switch to Palemoon?
I missed it the first time I installed it at home, but they ask if you want to use the “migration tool”, or something like that. Say yes and it will start. It just does it automatically. All you addons, bookmarks, interface customization, login info, everything.
When you install Pale Moon, it gives you an option to transfer everything over from Firefox. Bookmarks, favorites, active tabs, add-ons (when compatible, most should be), and so on. The only difficult thing is getting used to clicking the blue ball instead of the fox.
I did not see this when I installed pale moon. I only saw option to install from chrome and IE. Maybe I did not pay enough attention. Thanks
Go to http://www.oldapps.com for any older software you like over the newest version.
I was unaware of palemoon. I am installing right now. Thanks !!!
Ok...thanks... I am going to try this thing. ;-)
You export your firefox bookmarks to a file then you importing them into palemoon. Details on the internet
I got so saturated with the gays vs Mozilla affair that I just skimmed some of those threads. So I missed pale moon. I tried waterfox which I did not like. Right this second I am on palemoon
Yeah, understood... some topics (want to name a daily, but biting my tongue >.<) DO get so many threads, many of us skip over them..
Um, I think I only saw the Firefox option. Although Firefox is the only browser I was using.
But Pale Moon is based of the Firefox base code, so of all the other browsers, it should be most compatible with a Firefox switch.
The firefox to pale moon migration tool works. I used it, You have to downland it. Close all firefox and pale moon windows. Then activate the migration tool program from the folder you downloaded it into
Palemoon also has a 64-bit browser. I’m using it now.