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How to Allow Non-Admins to Update Firefox

How can I make it to where regular users, on my active directory domain, can upgrade their workstations to the latest version of firefox (when firefox prompts them that an update is available)? With ...
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Automatic updates of Firefox (stable and beta) don't work on OS X

I do use Firefox stable, beta, aurora and nightlies on OS X 10.7.*. While automatic updates work as expected with aurora and nightly builds they don't work, and never have, with stable and beta ...
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What can I do to make Firefox updates silent?

Is it possible to configure Firefox to install the updates in the background or after restart without bothering the user with notification messages?
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Can I convert an existing Firefox installation to ESR without a re-install?

It took some jumping through hoops (including a mailing list subscription that I apparently didn't need) but I finally found where to download the Firefox ESR. This is great for fresh installs, but I ...
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How to trigger a check for updates in Firefox programatically or from a command line?

Is there a command line switch for firefox.exe or an "about:" URL that will either force an update check or at least display the Help/About dialog, which checks for updates and tells if you're running ...
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Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are slow and freezing, consuming 400MB RAM

I'm on Windows 7. Since I upgraded to Firefox 4, I noticed that it became extremely slow. I even tried to upgrade to 6 and 5 and still it's slow. Sometimes it consumes 400 MB of RAM! What can I do? ...
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Firefox: getting back to older version

Firefox is releasing new version every alternate month. v4.0 on March 22nd, 2011 v5.0 on June 21st, 2011 v6.0 on August 16th, 2011 It can be because of the competition with google chrome. But ...
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How to stop Firefox from updating?

Anyway here is my problem. I'm currently on beta channel (Firefox 6) which was recently upgraded and broke some extensions. Now I gather those extensions will be upgraded in the future and they'll ...
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1answer
651 views

Firefox Aurora update release notes?

I use Aurora and want to know where I can find release notes for each update to Aurora.
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2answers
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Is there any quick way to check if all of my plugins will work when upgrading Firefox?

I depend on firefox plugins for my work, so updating is always a bit treacherous. But I also need to be using the latest browsers, so it's a necessary evil. Is there any good way to check if all of ...
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1answer
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Not receiving Firefox update notifications

I am running as a standard user on Windows 7. It seems unless I run as administrator I don't receive notifications that a new Firefox update is out, and thus no opportunity to update aside from doing ...
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1answer
63 views

Getting notified of Adobe Flash updates

I am using the latest version of Firefox with Adobe Flash plugin as a standard user on Windows 7. I notice that I do not get notified of a pending update unless I happen to close and reopen my ...
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2answers
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Firefox: Autoupdate from 4 to 5 on Linux

I am using Firefox 4.01 on GNU/Linux x86_64. Is there any reason why there is no autoupdate? In fact, when I look at the "About Firefox" dialog, it just says "Updates available at ...
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1answer
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How to Update ShockWave Flash Add-Ons in FireFox?

I currently have v10.1.8.53 of the Shockwave Flash Add-on installed in Firefox v3.5.19. I want to update the add-on to the latest version so I downloaded the installer .exe and ran the installation. ...
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2answers
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Firefox autoupdate feature borked

My Firefox installation suddenly stopped presenting automatic update prompt. (nor Help menu command have effect). So i'm stuck with v.3.6.9 while v.4.0 is out already. Please suggest where should i ...
2
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1answer
960 views

How to roll back an update of a Firefox addon

Today I updated Adblock Plus addon from v1.2 to v1.3. After restarting Firefox, I realized that Adblock Plus no more blocks ads no matter if I activate or deactivate it. This seems to be a buggy ...
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Firefox can't update itself in Windows 7

I have Firefox 3.6.6 running in Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is this: When Firefox checks for updates (of itself, not of addons) and tries to install them, I get an error message saying something ...
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Why does firefox ask me to upgrade Flash?

Why does Firefox ask me to upgrade flash occasionally when there appears to be no difference between the versions (10.1 r86 to 10.1 r86)? Also why do I have to always re-download the Adobe download ...
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549 views

Update firefox to newest version in Linux

The newest version of Firefox is not showing in the software package manager so I went to the website and downloaded it. After uncompressing it, there isn't a makefile. It looks like this can be run ...
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2answers
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Strange that Firefox asked me to upgrade automatically, but not to 3.6.6, only to 3.5.10?

As usual, Firefox asked me to upgrade... but it upgraded to 3.5.10, and then it has a link to see the "latest version", which is 3.6.6 So, a bit strange, why Firefox doesn't directly upgrade to ...
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1answer
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Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.04 doesn’t work without proxy

I'm on Ubuntu 9.04. I've updated Firefox with ubuntuzilla. Now Firefox forks only via proxy. How can I fix this?
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1answer
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(When) is Firefox 3.6 going to be pushed to 3.5.x users?

Is it a separate branch entirely? So 3.6 will never automatically come to 3.5.x users? (It's not that I'm too lazy to click through the help menu. I actually don't want it to for now because it ...
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1answer
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firefox restarting problem in ubuntu

i'm using ubuntu 8.10 . now i updated firefox it doesn't result any error. when i open it the back,refresh buttons are not working and always shows "Your browser has been updated and needs to be ...
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1answer
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Firefox: is it possible to block update reminder for one specific extension?

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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How can I update Firefox add-ons automatically?

Similar to this question, is it possible to update installed plugins via the command line? I'm running YSlow with beacon reporting as a nightly cron job under OSX: ...
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2answers
758 views

Automatic update of Firefox in Vista

Last year I got a PC for the kids with Windows Vista and, amongst other things, set it up with a copy of firefox 3.0.1. None of the kids accounts are administrators so every now and then software asks ...
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How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu?

How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu. i.e. I want a newer version