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How to Disable Firefox Software Automatic Update Check

I am a great fan of Firefox browser but I feel little disappointment with their recent policy about increasing the frequency of browser updates. They have reduced the time interval between two Firefox releases and that forced me to adjust with my customization. I use the browsers in my own customized way but whenever I update the current installation, I loose the customization. However, it always look for new updates and force me to install the latest release. So I have disabled the automatic check for latest release by Firefox on my computer. You may see a window like below to alert you the recent release.
 Checker

I no longer see this alert on my computer because I disabled it. In case if you want to do the same, follow the instructions below.

  1. Start Firefox

  2. Click on Tools or press [Alt] and [T] buttons together

  3. Click on Options

  4. Click on Advanced tab
    Releases

  5. Click on Update tab
    solving bugs of past versions

    Now uncheck automatic update check for Firefox.

Firefox No Longer Finds Latest Versions

On the contrary to what I expressed here, some users enjoy the fast browser updates. They consider it as a good way to fix any possible vulnerabilities in the past versions. Such a user find it awkward if the browser is not detecting the latest release. If you are such a user and the Mozilla browser installed on your laptop is not automatically checking the new versions, you can fix this issue by following the instructions below.
  1. Press [Alt] and [T] buttons together and select Tools

  2. Go to Advanced tab

  3. Go to Update and check the boxes near automatic check for updates.


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