Macos Automatic Updates

I don’t like Firefox constantly updating the version or the Add-ons all by itself at startup without my knowledge. You can enable or disable automatic updates in Firefox with these steps.

On macOS, the autoUpdater module is built upon Squirrel.Mac, meaning you don't need any special setup to make it work. For server-side requirements, you can read Server Support. Note that App Transport Security (ATS) applies to all requests made as part of the update process.

Apple helps you keep your Mac secure with software updates. The best way to keep your Mac secure is to run the latest software. When new updates are available, macOS sends you a notification — or you can opt in to have updates installed automatically when your Mac is not in use. MacOS checks for new updates every day and starts applying them in the background, so it’s easier and faster. The “never check for updates” option seems to have been removed in the most recent update (I updated to 64.0.2 on MacOS recently). Is there another way to achieve this? I do not want to be bugged by this (every couple of days, apparently), and never, ever want the check to occur auotmatically, even if it doesn’t do the auto-install.

From Firefox Menus

  1. Select the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner, then choose “Options“.
  2. Select “General” on the left pane.
  3. Scroll down to the “Firefox Updates” section.
  4. Select one of the following options as desired:
    • Automatically install updates
    • Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them
    • Never check for updates
  5. Check or uncheck the “Use a background service to install updates” option as desired.

From about:config Menu

Macos High Sierra Automatic Updates

  1. Type “about:config” in the address bar, then press “Enter“.
  2. Search for the “app.update.auto” setting.
  3. Double-click the “app.update.auto” option to toggle the setting. If set to “true“, automatic updates are enabled. If set to “false“, automatic updates are disabled.
Macos Automatic Updates

Via prefs.js file

  1. Close Firefox.
  2. Navigate to the following location based on your operating system.
    • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 – “%APPDATA%MozillaFirefox
    • Unix/Linux – “~/.mozilla/
    • Mac OS X – “~/Library/Mozilla/” or “~/Library/Application Support/
  3. Open the “Profiles” folder.
  4. Open the folder that represents the profile you would like to edit. The name of the folder will vary. It is usually a bunch of characters, followed by “.default”.
  5. Open the prefs.js file with a text editor like Notepad.
  6. Look for a line that contains app.update.enabled. If it doesn’t exist, add a line for it in the file and set it as desired using these examples:
    • user_pref('app.update.enabled', true); = Automatic updates enabled
    • user_pref('app.update.enabled', false); = Automatic updates disabled

Macos Automatic Updates Windows 10

Use Software Update

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu , then click Software Update to check for updates.
  2. If any updates are available, click the Update Now button to install them. Or click “More info” to see details about each update and select specific updates to install. You might be asked to enter your administrator password.
  3. When Software Update says that your Mac is up to date, the installed version of macOS and all of its apps are also up to date. That includes Safari, Music, Photos, Books, Messages, Mail, Calendar, and FaceTime.
  4. To automatically install future updates, including for apps that you got from the App Store, select “Automatically keep my Mac up to date.” Your Mac will notify you when updates require it to restart, so you can always choose to install those later.

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Does Macos Update Automatically

  • Learn how to get updates for earlier versions of macOS that don't include Software Update preferences.
  • You can also use the App Store to update apps or redownload apps that came from the App Store.
  • Learn which macOS your Mac is using and how to upgrade to the latest macOS.
  • When your Mac is connected to a Personal Hotspot, large updates don't download automatically.