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Old 10-22-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Firefox is nagging me to install version 2.0.0.8. I am using 2.0.0.7 now. It seems they give me a choice between doing it now or being nagged forever, if I say later instead.
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It is a security and stability update, so you should be nagged until you update. (It is quite painless).

   
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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It is a security and stability update, so you should be nagged until you update. (It is quite painless).
No, updating is not painless - every time that happens, Firefox insists on loading an extra page that it has done an update (I know! dammit). Sometimes this even destroys my session. When I close the tab and kill the session (or have to), it consistently "forgets" that tab was closed, and it comes up again. And again. And yet again. Every time I reload the session, it comes up again, even though I close that tab - again, and again and again.

This is so not painless I have now turned off automatic update checking (except for plugins). I'll have a look every now and then.

   
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No, updating is not painless - every time that happens, Firefox insists on loading an extra page that it has done an update (I know! dammit). Sometimes this even destroys my session. When I close the tab and kill the session (or have to), it consistently "forgets" that tab was closed, and it comes up again. And again. And yet again. Every time I reload the session, it comes up again, even though I close that tab - again, and again and again.

This is so not painless I have now turned off automatic update checking (except for plugins). I'll have a look every now and then.

How would I shut off automatic update checking?

Kelvyn is right about this particular update, but why should I always be bugged about updating?
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Tools/Options/Advanced/Update

   
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How would I shut off automatic update checking?
Tools -> Options -> Advanced; choose Update tab, uncheck Firefox.

The previous updates (these are coming in quick succession) were also security updates... I'm not too worried (though I didn't check the last one) since they don't seem to relate to my online behavior... <shrug/>

   
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When I close the tab and kill the session (or have to), it consistently "forgets" that tab was closed, and it comes up again. And again. And yet again. Every time I reload the session, it comes up again, even though I close that tab - again, and again and again.
I have never seen that. I wonder if it is OS related? We are now all XPSP2 or Vista here.

   
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I have never seen that. I wonder if it is OS related? We are now all XPSP2 or Vista here.
I very much doubt it - these are Firefox sessions which it keeps in its own non-editable file format (I tried, succeeded once, failed more often). I tend to work with several open windows, each with quite a few open tabs. When I have to reboot, I just kill FF from Task manager or Process Explorer, so next time I start FF it will ask me to restore the session. That practically always works, but the "Hey, I've just updated!" useless tab practically always destroys the whole session - or if it doesn't it insists on coming up again even though I closed the tab before. I can't imagine having that one tab recorded in FF's session file (when it shouldn't be any more because I closed it) having anything whatever to do with the OS. Maybe FF just systematically "forgets" about the last new tab being closed, but whatever it is, I'm sure it's not OS.

   
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Firefox is nagging me to install version 2.0.0.8. I am using 2.0.0.7 now. It seems they give me a choice between doing it now or being nagged forever, if I say later instead.
I allowed the automatic update on my Vista laptop, and got the dreaded Chrome registration problem.

An uninstall and new install fixed it. But when I used Opera to get the new version, it told me it needed to be updated, so the whole thing took far longer than I was prepared to take. I was only using Firefox to check my work e-mail via the web, which I can no longer do from any browser on the Mac.

   
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