How to turn off automatic updates on the Mac desktop client?


I’m running version 1.7.0 on OS X and would like to turn automatic updates off, partially because I don’t like them on principle, and partly because it causes a password pop up. I really hate pop ups (almost as much as people who don’t signal on roundabouts).

I’ve looked for a setting, or a launchd plist but have come up with nothing - is there a way available?

Otherwise I’m happy to use a hack like blocking network access, if anyone has the details so I don’t need to watch the client that would be really helpful.

Any help or insight given will be much appreciated.


At the moment there is not a setting to do this.

In next version you can set environment variable ELECTRON_NO_UPDATER=1 and it will no longer auto-update.

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Thank you, that’s good to know.