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This preference determines the amount of time between application update checks.

Possible values and their effects

The number of seconds between update checks. (Default: 86400, or 1 day)


Previous effects

In Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0.x and below, this preference was measured in milliseconds.

First checked in

2004-11-30 by Ben Goodger

Has an effect in

  • Firefox (all versions since 1.0)
  • Thunderbird (all versions since 1.0)

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