Firefox Quantum - Disable "Update is available" prompt

Valued Contributor

Mozilla has decided to disable the checkbox to stop checking for updates. About:config options don't disable the prompt to update either. Those would be the following:

// Disable updater
lockPref("app.update.enabled", false);
// make absolutely sure it is really off
lockPref("", false);
lockPref("app.update.mode", 0);
lockPref("app.update.service.enabled", false);

No longer works entirely.

It appears that I can change this setting and it will work:


change to

lockPref("app.update.url", "https://localhost");

You can also delete the that resides within the

However, what are you guys doing? I leaning towards redirecting the app.update.url.

Edit: Fixed a type and have confirmed that the app.update.url change does resolve the problem. Going with that.