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==Possible values and their effects== ==Possible values and their effects==
-(The type of build you originally downloaded determines the default value of this pref.)+The type of build you originally downloaded determines the default value of this pref, and is found in channel-prefs.js of the [[installation directory|application directory]]. [[Software_Update#Update_channels_-_Advanced]] has more detailed description of these channels.
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===release=== ===release===
All final releases. All final releases.
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===aurora=== ===aurora===
Pre-beta Pre-beta
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===nightly=== ===nightly===
All nightly builds. All nightly builds.
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===default=== ===default===
-No updates.+No updates are offered.
==Caveats== ==Caveats==

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Background

This preference determines what types of builds auto-updates will look for.

Possible values and their effects

The type of build you originally downloaded determines the default value of this pref, and is found in channel-prefs.js of the application directory. Software_Update#Update_channels_-_Advanced has more detailed description of these channels.

release

All final releases.

esr

Special release channel for extended support releases.

beta

Betas / release candidates (up to Gecko 2.0 also final releases).

aurora

Pre-beta

nightly

All nightly builds.

default

No updates are offered.

Caveats

First checked in

2005-08-24 by Darin Fisher

Has an effect in

  • Firefox (all versions since 1.5)
  • Thunderbird (all versions since 1.5)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions since 2.0)

Related bugs

See also