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11/5/10
Original Poster
fstue

How to disable automatic updating of extensions?

Google Chrome version (type about:version into the address bar):7.0
Operating System: Windows
Please describe your question/comment in detail (for example, steps to reproduce the problem):
Where is the option to disable automatic updates of extensions? My extensions constantly get updated behind my back, using my limited bandwidth (I'm on dial-up), and I haven't found a way to stop this.
This feature has been requested before long ago:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=4e3897fef9f5dd24&hl=en&search_impression_id=9174d068c52f8175%3A12c1c10a266&search_source=related_question
Why isn't the decision whether to use auto-updating left to the user, as in other decent browsers (e. g. FF)?
I *hate* software that does not let me decide...
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timmmy_42
11/5/10
timmmy_42
If you read the EULA that you agreed to when installing chrome it states that chrome can be auto-updated any time
11/5/10
Original Poster
fstue
I didn't say that I was gonna sue Google, I said that I'd wish to be treated like someone who can decide for himself. Of course I could still stop using Chrome (maybe that's what I'm gonna do), but is it that what Google wants?
So, sorry, this hint wasn't too helpful solving my problem...
timmmy_42
11/5/10
timmmy_42
I never said anything about suing, its just that your complaining about something that you agreed to... you can go to about:plugins and disable the Google update, and also remove it form windows scheduled tasks
11/7/10
Original Poster
fstue
timmmy_42,
 
I didn't mean to be rude, but just because I agreed to some EULA that does not mean I cannot / must not criticise something I regard as a missing choice. Microsoft also had me agree to some EULA when I installed Windows, and they also mentioned the possibility of auto-updates and necessary information transfer to them, but still the Windows Update feature can be set to manual or disabled completely. So all I'm doing is requesting a function which is missing and which would be making the software more user-friendly (IMHO) for dial-up users. (Hope that perhaps someone from Google is monitoring their "Suggestions" forum...)
 
Disabling the Google Update plugin is a nice idea indeed, will try and see if it does the job.
Thanks! : )
11/8/10
Original Poster
fstue
Update:
Disabling the Google Update plugin doesn't work either.
Disabled it yesterday and today my extensions got updated _again_. >: (
Must be something Chrome does on its own independently of Google Update.
*Please* add an option to stop this / determine the schedule manually.
gildas.l
11/10/10
gildas.l
For your information, extension updates are polled through a HTTP GET request to http://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx. Maybe it can help you...
Jeeb
11/11/10
Jeeb
I think I gonna hate Google Chrome for it worst auto-update. Instead of getting it better, it getting worst. I cannot play video, frequent crash, and slow. Hate it so much. Google better test it before releasing it. Make it stable, not make it crash.
bob1212121212
11/12/10
bob1212121212
I do not think you can disable auto updating but you can at least be notified when it does it.
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/plfbafagepmnjfhgoaakiobjffddcnbd
gildas.l
11/12/10
gildas.l
... so, using a proxy (for example) should help to block automatic updates.
bronte
1/2/11
bronte
It's should be possible to disable automatic updates. Windows gives a choice, Firefox does also. I like chrome for some reasons, but I like to make my own decisions..
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Fangzhou Zhang
11/29/12
Fangzhou Zhang
Hi, I'm looking for a way to disable auto update of chrome extensions.
 
According to this post:http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r26653479-Chrome-Iron-how-to-prevent-extension-from-auto-updates,I changed the 'update_url' in 'xxx/Default/Preferences' to 127.0.0.1.
 
Does it work the same way as yours? Or I have to change the update_url in both files? Thanks.
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