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[opensuse] switching Firefox to manual updates check
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 19:10:29 -0500
  • Message-id: <200701051910.30033.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi All,

I've migrated to 10.2 which includes Firefox 2 by default.

netstat showed Firefox contacting mozilla.org and google.com at each launch
and seeming to stay connected for awhile. (i.e. not obviously transient)

I drilled down into 'Edit -> Preferences...' to see if I could disable this
activity because I prefer to check for updates manually.

The checkbox for 'Firefox' was already empty but 'Installed Add-ons'
and 'Search Engines' were each checked. I unchecked them, closed Firefox and
relaunched it. The results from 'netstat -nutap':

tcp 0 0 192.168.1.47:23278 63.245.209.21:80
ESTABLISHED 30940/firefox-bin
tcp 0 0 192.168.1.47:23279 63.245.209.21:80
ESTABLISHED 30940/firefox-bin

When I returned to the relevant menu, the 'Firefox' updates setting was
*missing*... leaving only the unchecked (by me) 'Installed Add-ons'
and 'Search Engines'.

Has anybody already dealt with this issue? I really prefer checking for
updates to Firefox myself, not at every launch (it isn't always convenient.)
Does anyone know what the 'Search Engine' updates search is all about?

TIA & regards,

Carl
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