Click the menu button, click Help and select About Firefox. On the menu bar click the Firefox menu and select About Firefox.; The About Mozilla Firefox About Firefox window will open. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically. When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox. This guide will show you how to manually trigger Firefox to check for updates and install them if they are found. The screenshots below are taken from Mac OS X, but the process is the same on Windows. Simply opening the 'About Firefox' interface is enough to trigger Firefox to check for updates and download them if there are any found.
How to install Firefox and keep it up to date
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Mozilla Firefox, by default, automatically updates whenever there is a new version. However, if this is not what you want, you may adjust the settings to prevent Firefox automatic updates. In this article, we teach you three ways to disable automatic updates in Firefox.
Firefox Update Tab.
Disable Auto Update Via Firefox Update Tab
Firefox Version For Mac 10.8.5
- Firstly, with Firefox open, click the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner.
- Then, select “Options”.
- After, click “General” in the left pane.
- Then, scroll down to the “Firefox Updates” section.
- Here, choose one of the following options as wanted:
- Automatically install updates
- Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them
- Never check for updates
- Check or uncheck the “Use a background service to install updates” option if you so desire.
Firefox Version For Mac 10.5.8
Turn Off Firefox Automatic Updates Using about:config
- Firstly, in the Firefox address bar, type “about:config” -without quotes- then press “Enter”.
- Then, search for the setting, “app.update.auto”.
- Finally, double-click the “app.update.auto” option to toggle the setting.
The two options are “true“, automatic updates enabled and “false“, automatic updates disabled. Select the false option to ensure that Firefox no longer installs updates automatically.
How To Use prefs.js file To Turn Off Automatic Updates On Firefox
- Firstly, close all instances of Firefox.
- Then, navigate to the following location:
- For Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 – “%APPDATA%MozillaFirefox“
- For Unix/Linux Users – “~/.mozilla/“
- Mac OS X – “~/Library/Mozilla/” or “~/Library/Application Support/“
- Then, open the “Profiles” folder.
- Open the folder you would like to edit. The name of the folder varies. Usually a bunch of characters, followed by “.default”.
- Open the prefs.js file with a text editor like Notepad.
- Look for a line that includes
app.update.enabled. If it doesn’t exist, add a line for it in the file and set it as desired using these examples:
user_pref('app.update.enabled', true);= Automatic updates enabled
user_pref('app.update.enabled', false);= Automatic updates disabled
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