How do I stop Git Extensions checking for updates?



Git Extensions is a popular graphical user interface (GUI) for the open source version control system, Git. It provides users with a comprehensive set of features for managing their Git repositories, such as visualizing the repository structure, managing branches, and creating commits.

However, Git Extensions can become annoying because it regularly checks for updates, which can disrupt the user experience. Here’s how IT admins can disable this feature and help users focus on their tasks.

The first step is to open the Git Extensions application. On the start page, click on the “Settings” button. This will open the “Settings” window. In the “Settings” window, click on the “Updates” tab. Under the “Check for updates” section, you will see a checkbox that says “Check for updates at startup”. Uncheck this box, and then click on the “OK” button. This will prevent Git Extensions from checking for updates at startup.

Next, admins can configure the application to not check for updates at all. To do this, go back to the “Settings” window and click on the “Updates” tab. Under the “Check for updates” section, you will see a dropdown menu that says “Check for updates”. Change this to “Never”, and then click on the “OK” button. This will prevent Git Extensions from checking for updates at any time.

Finally, admins can configure the application to check for updates only when a specific version is released. To do this, go back to the “Settings” window and click on the “Updates” tab. Under the “Check for updates” section, you will see a dropdown menu that says “Check for updates”. Change this to “Only when a new major version is released”, and then click on the “OK” button. This will prevent Git Extensions from checking for updates unless a major version is released.

By following these steps, IT admins can easily disable the feature that checks for updates in Git Extensions. This will help users stay focused on their tasks and avoid any disruption caused by the application checking for updates.

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