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I'd like to stick with Firefox extension ReadItLater version 0.9948 - but Firefox keeps reminding me that update is available.

Is there any way to get rid of reminders for this specific extension?

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See this great MozillaZine article, Disabling update checks for individual add-ons.

In a nutshell:

  • Find the GUID for the extension. GUIDs are either e-mail addresses or a bunch of random characters inside { } brackets. The folders named after extension GUIDs are in the extensions folder of the profile folder. You can look at the install.rdf file in each folder to see what extension it's for.
  • Type about:config in the address bar and press enter.
  • Right-click -> New -> Boolean
  • Name: extensions.[GUID].update.enabled
  • Value: false

replace [GUID] with the GUID of the extension. To find the GUID easier, open up about:config and use extensions.{ as the filter. You can match the description in the value column with the description of the add-on in Tools -> Add-ons if you are unsure of which entry is the GUID you're looking for. Ths GUID is the value between the curly braces in the Preference Name column.

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+1 nice answer, didn't know this was possible. –  William Hilsum Jan 10 '10 at 22:25
    
In my specific case: extensions.isreaditlater@ideashower.com.update.enabled –  Tomek Z. Jan 11 '10 at 9:29

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