Ticket #189 (accepted enhancement)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Add a setting to not check for updates

Reported by: bb@rinn.ch Owned by: alamaison
Priority: minor (e.g. uncommon, cosmetic, has workaround) Milestone: 2.0 Extra features
Component: installer Version:
Keywords: update check Cc:


We would like to use Swish-SFTP on a terminal server where the user can't update software himself / herself.

In this environment, we would like to be able to disable the update check that Swish SFTP performs automatically as the user cannot act on it. It would be optimal to have a checkbox in the installer to disable the update check, but having to change a registry key after installation would also be OK.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by alamaison

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Component changed from frontend to installer
  • Milestone set to 2.0 Extra features

You can disable update checking by setting two registry keys:

  • HKCU\Software\Swish\Updates\DidRunOnce
  • HKCU\Software\Swish\Updates\CheckForUpdates

Set both to a REG_SZ value of 1. The first fools the update checker into thinking it's asked the user whether they want Swish to check for updates and the second tells it that the user chose never to check for updates.

We could add a command-line option to the installer to set these but it's not a priority at the moment.

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