Whenever I open Git Extensions, it tells me there is an update available. How do I stop this check, without installing the latest version?

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I've been looking for a way to do this too -- my best guess so far is:

  1. Close GitExtensions
  2. Open this file in a text editor:



  3. Look for LastUpdateCheck and set the value to some date far in the future, e.g. change the year to 2037

I don't know for sure that this works long-term, but so far it hasn't nagged me since I did this.

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    2022, can't believe its not exposed to UI yet
    – Avi
    Sep 25, 2022 at 13:56

This option to disable update checks was added in by this PR.

Go to Tools > Settings > Git Extensions > Advanced, and uncheck "Check for updates weekly" under "Updates"

Setting menu screenshot

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