disabling auto updates, how?

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disabling auto updates, how?

Unread post by rapani » 2011-10-05, 12:54

In Pale Moon Portable 6.02 and now 7.0a I can't find a way to disable auto updates of Pale Moon, add-ons and search engines.
I can untick updates in Tools>Options>Advanced>Updates but when I restart Pale Moon those options are ticked again. The changes don't stick. My palemoon-portable.ini file seems to be set to disable auto-updates (see below), but they still occur. How can I permanently disable auto-updates? Thank in advance.

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[WriteToPref=$ExeDir$\defaults\pref\firefox.js]
Format=pref("[PREF]", [VALUE]);

;(automatic updates)
app.update.auto=false
app.update.enabled=false

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Re: disabling auto updates, how?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2011-10-05, 13:22

It should remember your settings when you change them in options, unless there's something wrong with your preferences file.

To force it from the .ini

Add the following lines under "user preferences":

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;(automatic updates)
app.update.auto=false
app.update.enabled=false
extensions.update.enabled=false
Global prefs are global defaults that get overridden by user prefs.
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Re: disabling auto updates, how?

Unread post by rapani » 2011-10-06, 14:04

Thank you for your quick reply.
I wasn't able to make the update settings stick even with your instructions, so I reinstalled a fresh copy of Palemoon-Portable 7.0a and went through the first-time user experience.
BTW, I noticed that http://www.palemoon.org/firstrun.shtml offers to install the Palemoon persona by clicking the image of the moon but the image is non-clickable!

Anyhow, my issue turned out to be due to the Torbutton add-on. Torbutton option 'disable updates during tor usage' wasn't enabled. I enabled it and now update settings stick. I question the torbutton implementation, since when its option is unticked torbutton seems to enable updates unconditionally, instead of just leaving update settings alone. OTOH, this behavior might be caused by whatever uncovered issues on my PC, who knows.

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Re: disabling auto updates, how?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2011-10-06, 15:52

rapani wrote:BTW, I noticed that http://www.palemoon.org/firstrun.shtml offers to install the Palemoon persona by clicking the image of the moon but the image is non-clickable!
Have you tried clicking it? :-)
Works fine.
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