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Turn off Mozilla Firefox warning that there are new Firefox add-ons

Firefox sometimes pops-up stating that there are updates for it, or an Add-on has been updated, etc.

How can make Firefox silent, so that it will only update itself/add-ons in the background, and doesn't pops-up with a message??*1

in the "about:config"

app.update.silent;false

setting this to true? what does it do?

*1 = because non-IT people will use PCs, and they don't know what to do, when a message pops up..

p.s.: Firefox 3.6/Scientific Linux

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just set it to never to check for updates. (it will not pop up any messages but you'll have to run check for updates manually) –  Dan D. Dec 18 '11 at 15:13
    
but I do want updates automatically :\ –  LanceBaynes Dec 18 '11 at 15:31
    
    

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

For preference setting app.update.silent, Software Update:Checking For Updates states:

true all update prompting should be suppressed

false show prompts to the user when there are events they should respond to

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