There I am, figuring out how to debug my FitNesse automation from within eclipse. And up pops the Firefox ‘update failed dialog’ and interfering with my automation.
A bane and a pain when using Selenium RC. But with WebDriver there are easy ways round this.
Start firefox with a profile and set the “app.update.silent” firefox property to true.
The update error will still happen, but at least firefox won’t try and tell your automated processes about it.