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How to turn off automatic updates--- Firefox. Keep v 28
mozilla ^ | May 15

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


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education
KEYWORDS: firefox; palemoon

1 posted on 05/15/2014 6:46:57 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

If you’re on windows, you should have switched to Palemoon when the Sodomite Mafia fired the CEO.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 6:49:36 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248310/Firefox_UI_revamp_sparks_complaints_searches_for_alternatives

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


3 posted on 05/15/2014 6:49:56 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

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.


4 posted on 05/15/2014 6:51:03 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: demshateGod

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


5 posted on 05/15/2014 6:52:44 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
I finally tried PaleMoon, all I can say is wow.

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.

6 posted on 05/15/2014 6:53:48 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: dennisw

Waterfox - The fastest 64-bit browser on the web
www.waterfoxproject.org/
Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

http://www.waterfoxproject.org/


7 posted on 05/15/2014 6:55:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: taildragger; demshateGod

I was unaware of palemoon. I am installing right now. Thanks !!!


8 posted on 05/15/2014 6:56:53 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

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


9 posted on 05/15/2014 6:57:36 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: demshateGod

The options to disable auto-update apply to Pale Moon too ;’)


10 posted on 05/15/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: dennisw

You’ll be much happier


11 posted on 05/15/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dennisw

What does the firefox button look like? I can’t find one.


12 posted on 05/15/2014 7:00:55 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: dennisw

bump


13 posted on 05/15/2014 7:01:43 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: JoeProBono

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.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 7:02:23 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: demshateGod

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.


15 posted on 05/15/2014 7:02:29 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: rockrr

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.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 7:03:01 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw
I wonder if their resident sodomites are behind this unpalatable Firefox update? That is a regression in some ways

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.

17 posted on 05/15/2014 7:11:04 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: logic101.net

“What does the firefox button look like? I can’t 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


18 posted on 05/15/2014 7:11:21 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: chuckles
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.

The lastest Pale Moon version (24.5.0) is supposed to address that with a fix to the UserAgent string.

19 posted on 05/15/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: Spirochete
Probably. They (sodomites) 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.

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!

20 posted on 05/15/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ShadowAce

Tech list ping


21 posted on 05/15/2014 7:19:03 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Abby4116

Cyberfox Web Browser

https://8pecxstudios.com/cyberfox-web-browser


22 posted on 05/15/2014 7:24:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Spirochete

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.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 7:25:00 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles

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.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 7:29:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw
Personally, I think I will stick to this Opera browser, thanks. Much faster than firefox while using less resources, doesn't repeatedly hang the computer, and hasn't crashed yet after years of use.

The Heterophobic nancyboys over at HoMozilla can go suck a lemon.

25 posted on 05/15/2014 7:32:00 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Spirochete

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.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Utilizer

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.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw
Thanks for that link. Important enough that I posted it as a separate thread:

Firefox UI revamp sparks complaints, searches for alternatives

28 posted on 05/15/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: Utilizer

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 :(


29 posted on 05/15/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: chuckles
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.

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

30 posted on 05/15/2014 7:55:22 AM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
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To: demshateGod
Well, I am not familiar with how Opera works on a Mac, but if nothing else you can always go online to Opera.com and check the FAQs in the help area. Or if no joy then ask in the forums, to see if someone else knows. Pretty sure that some Opera workers moderate the site and might be able to help you, if you really think it's that critical.

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.

31 posted on 05/15/2014 8:01:36 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

I guess I didn’t feel the impetus to do all that. Maybe I will at some point in the future.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 8:08:52 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

How do I get the same bookmarks, etc. if I switch to Palemoon?


33 posted on 05/15/2014 8:13:10 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

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.


34 posted on 05/15/2014 8:35:20 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: dennisw

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.


35 posted on 05/15/2014 8:51:38 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar
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

36 posted on 05/15/2014 9:05:22 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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37 posted on 05/15/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: dennisw

Go to http://www.oldapps.com for any older software you like over the newest version.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 9:50:14 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: dennisw
I was unaware of palemoon. I am installing right now. Thanks !!!


I am surprised YOU, of all people, missed the mess they made of themselves last month (and all of the threads here on FR).. (BTW, I have also been using Pale Moon since then).
39 posted on 05/15/2014 10:05:35 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: demshateGod

Ok...thanks... I am going to try this thing. ;-)


40 posted on 05/15/2014 10:10:18 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

You export your firefox bookmarks to a file then you importing them into palemoon. Details on the internet

or

http://www.palemoon.org/migrationtool.shtml


41 posted on 05/15/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Bikkuri

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


42 posted on 05/15/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Yeah, understood... some topics (want to name a daily, but biting my tongue >.<) DO get so many threads, many of us skip over them..


43 posted on 05/15/2014 12:44:53 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: dennisw

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.


44 posted on 05/15/2014 1:30:34 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: SumProVita

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


45 posted on 05/15/2014 7:49:51 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: JoeProBono

Palemoon also has a 64-bit browser. I’m using it now.


46 posted on 05/16/2014 2:58:00 AM PDT by ducttape45
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