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  1. Callender's Avatar
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       #181

    Cerawy said:
    I don't want FF to never check for updates, i want FF to download and install the updates automatically without asking me.
    Okay I mis-understood. I thought you wanted to avoid update prompts. One way is to only manually check for updates.

    However - give this a try. I haven't tested the method.

    In about:config, search for app.update.silent and set the preference to true.

    As per these instructions:

    Display an Update Badge in Firefox - gHacks Tech News
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #182

    Cerawy said:
    I don't want FF to never check for updates, i want FF to download and install the updates automatically without asking me.
    Callender said:
    Okay I mis-understood....

    However - give this a try. I haven't tested the method...
    Don't feel bad about misunderstanding, apparently it happens a lot when this question is asked
    Your suggestion (even citing the same source) is the Chosen Solution in this thread.

    Sorry... I think you don't understand what I'm asking? I don't want to turn off updates. I want to turn off notifications.
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1197474
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  3. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #183

    Callender said:
    Okay I mis-understood. I thought you wanted to avoid update prompts. One way is to only manually check for updates.

    However - give this a try. I haven't tested the method.

    In about:config, search for app.update.silent and set the preference to true.

    As per these instructions:

    Display an Update Badge in Firefox - gHacks Tech News
    Its not a big problem, i misunderstand things some times as well. I just checked, and it was set to false, so i have set it to true, but im not sure how to verify if it actually works?

    I guess i could try to test it, by installing an outdated version of an addon, and then test to see if firefox updates it automatically with this setting.

    Anyway, i just did some testing to see if it works. I went to this website and installed an outdated version of ad block plus, and clicked on check for updates, to see if FF would update it. It did.

    So, after that, i installed the same outdated version of ad block plus again, and went to about config and set app.update.silent to true. I then restarted firefox, to see if the addon would be updated automatically this time, but it didnt.

    So you have to manually check for updates for your addons on a regular basis. It also seems like checking the option that says update addons automatically doesnt work, and the same thing goes for clicking the reset all addons to update automatically button.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       #184

    Cerawy said:
    Did some testing to see if it works...
    I think you'll have to wait for an update to Firefox itself to truly test if it works, there's usually a minor update a week or so after a major version update. 58.0.1 was released nine days after 58.0.
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       #185

    Bree said:
    I think you'll have to wait for an update to Firefox itself to truly test if it works....
    @Cerawy, time to start testing....

    Version 59.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on March 16, 2018
    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...1/releasenotes
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  6. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #186

    Its just a security fix from what it says.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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       #187

    Cerawy said:
    It's just a security fix from what it says.

    Major or minor update, it doesn't make any difference to the way it's delivered and installed. This is the first chance to see if your 'silent' FF update works as you wanted.
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  8. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #188

    Bree said:
    Major or minor update, it doesn't make any difference to the way it's delivered and installed.
    Why is that though?

    Bree said:
    This is the first chance to see if your 'silent' FF update works as you wanted.
    I see. Im going to test it later.

    Alright, so i did the same steps as previously mentioned. Im going to give it some time to see if it works.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 17 Jun 2019 at 09:29.
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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       #189

    Cerawy said:
    Well i did the same steps in #189 again. Will give it a bit more time this time to see if FF automatically updates the out of date addons.
    Post #189: That's just supposed to silently update Firefox (program) without notification. The only noftification that you should get is when you have closed Firefox following a downloaded update - the next time you launch Firefox you get "firefox will start after installing updates" or similar. I don't remember the exact wording.

    Program updates and addon updates are not the same thing. Also some updates will never complete without a relaunch

    RE: Addons update.

    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True

    Use Addons Manager to check that each addon is set to update either default setting or on.

    Click the "More" button for each addon.

    problems with Firefox and Chrome-add-ons-manager.jpg

    Check the setting:


    problems with Firefox and Chrome-add-ons-manager-2.jpg

    Also check the last time an addon was updated by the developer. If not updated by the developer FF addons check will not result in any updates.


    problems with Firefox and Chrome-add-ons-manager-3.jpg
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  10. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #190

    Callender said:
    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True
    It seems like a lot of settings to enale, just to make sure that your addons are updating automatically. I have set them to true, so lets see if it works. I have also tried setting automatic updates to on instead of default. Im going to give it some time and get back with the results.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 17 Jun 2019 at 09:33.
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