FF Software Updates

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Steve IA, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Steve IA

    Steve IA Guest

    Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which allow FF to
    *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions. How can I tell what
    is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X times a day/week?
    My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup at odd times during the day
    and I'm trying to trouble shoot this and want to know if this option is
    doing it?
    Thanks

    Steve
    southiowa
    Steve IA, Apr 24, 2005
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  2. Steve IA

    Nick Thomas Guest

    Steve IA wrote:
    > Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which allow FF to
    > *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions. How can I tell what
    > is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X times a day/week?
    > My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup at odd times during the day
    > and I'm trying to trouble shoot this and want to know if this option is
    > doing it?
    > Thanks
    >
    > Steve
    > southiowa


    It's probably not Firefox that is doing this. I think the update
    mechanism code goes something like this: When the browser starts (from
    cold, not a new window) check if it is more than 24 hours since the last
    update check. If yes, then check; otherwise continue.

    If you leave Firefox open and use Livemarks (RSS feeds) then they
    refresh every 1 hour.

    Good luck with finding the rogue, I remember the pain of doing it myself.
    Nick Thomas, Apr 24, 2005
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  3. Steve IA

    mike555 Guest

    Steve IA wrote:
    > Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which allow

    FF to
    > *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions. How can I tell

    what
    > is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X times a day/week?
    > My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup at odd times during

    the day
    > and I'm trying to trouble shoot this and want to know if this option

    is
    > doing it?
    > Thanks
    >
    > Steve
    > southiowa


    ==== just uncheck those options, and check for updates your self once
    and a while... btw-- if you have the ext. "User Agent Switcher" don't
    update it, without first uninstalling the old version ========
    mike555, Apr 24, 2005
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  4. Steve IA

    Steve IA Guest

    Nick Thomas wrote:
    >
    > Steve IA wrote:
    > > Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which allow FF to
    > > *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions. How can I tell what
    > > is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X times a day/week?
    > > My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup at odd times during the day
    > > and I'm trying to trouble shoot this and want to know if this option is
    > > doing it?
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Steve
    > > southiowa

    >
    > It's probably not Firefox that is doing this. I think the update
    > mechanism code goes something like this: When the browser starts (from
    > cold, not a new window) check if it is more than 24 hours since the last
    > update check. If yes, then check; otherwise continue.
    >
    > If you leave Firefox open and use Livemarks (RSS feeds) then they
    > refresh every 1 hour.
    >
    > Good luck with finding the rogue, I remember the pain of doing it myself.


    I'm not sure what's doing it. Usually open when it happens is OE6 and FF
    (latest). I have the OE6 check for new mail unchecked and am searching all
    possibilities.
    In about:config there are some values for:
    update interval = 3600000
    extension update interval = 604800000
    Are these meaningful to my OQ?
    Thanks

    Steve
    southiowa
    Steve IA, Apr 24, 2005
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  5. Steve IA

    Barney Guest

    Steve IA <> had
    writtennews::

    > Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which
    > allow FF to *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions.
    > How can I tell what is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X
    > times a day/week? My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup
    > at odd times during the day and I'm trying to trouble shoot this
    > and want to know if this option is doing it?
    > Thanks
    >
    > Steve
    > southiowa


    In the config. the default is set at 7 days.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_Entries

    --
    Barney __________________________
    Wisdom from the sleeping dogs!
    Barney, May 2, 2005
    #5
  6. Steve IA

    Big Will Guest

    Barney wrote:
    > Steve IA <> had
    > writtennews::
    >
    >
    >>Under Tools> Options> Advanced> Software Update are boxes which
    >>allow FF to *periodically* check for updates to FF and Extensions.
    >>How can I tell what is *periodically*? Every so many hours? X
    >>times a day/week? My pc is automatically connecting to the dialup
    >>at odd times during the day and I'm trying to trouble shoot this
    >>and want to know if this option is doing it?
    >>Thanks
    >>
    >>Steve
    >>southiowa

    >
    >
    > In the config. the default is set at 7 days.
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_Entries
    >


    If you want to disable the automatic connection, you could go to control
    panel\inernet options\connections and tell it to never dial a
    connection. This doesn't mean you can't dial out, but simply that it
    won't dial out automatically.
    Big Will, May 3, 2005
    #6
  7. Steve IA

    Barney Guest

    Big Will <ALL_YOUR_BASE@ARE_BELONG_TO_US> had
    writtennews:4277dd1c@darkstar:


    >
    > If you want to disable the automatic connection, you could go to
    > control panel\inernet options\connections and tell it to never
    > dial a connection. This doesn't mean you can't dial out, but
    > simply that it won't dial out automatically.
    >


    Actualy even though I have set it to dial the connection when needed,
    it only seems to work with MIE and OE. I have to dial manualy to get on
    with FF. It dosen't even use the same popup as those used by the MS
    programs. I don't think Firefox will check for updates unless it's in
    use.

    --
    Barney __________________________
    Wisdom from the sleeping dogs!
    Barney, May 10, 2005
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