How can I check if automatic updates are enabled?


What is Java Auto Update? How do I change notify settings?

This article applies to:

Platform(s): Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

Mac OS X users: See How to update Java for Mac for more information.

What is Java Auto Update? How does automatic update work?

Java Update is a feature that keeps your Windows computer up-to-date with the latest Java releases. When you have auto update enabled, your system periodically checks for new versions of Java. When a new version is found we ask your permission to upgrade your Java installation. You can schedule how often to check for updates, or check manually at any time.

How do I change how often I am notified about new Java versions?

Change the update schedule through the Advanced settings of the Update tab. ...
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Hi, please see - Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox, and look at the Update tab.

That should work, but if you still have a problem with it, try Firefox Safe Mode to see if it goes away. Firefox Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode that temporarily turns off hardware acceleration, resets some settings, and disables add-ons (extensions and themes).

If Firefox is open, you can restart in Firefox Safe Mode from the Help menu:

Click the menu button , click Help and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.

If Firefox is not running, you can start Firefox in Safe Mode as follows:

On Windows: Hold the Shift key when you open the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut. On Mac: Hold the option key while starting Firefox. On Linux: Quit Firefox, go to your Terminal and run firefox -safe-mode
(you may need to specify the Firefox installation path e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)

When the...

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Make sure all your GAE-java/python processes are shutted down before you fork new ones. It's very often that they stuck and consume processor time and memory after you hit CTRL+C.


To disable updates run the server with



Usage: [options]


Open dev_appserver.cmd script from GAE SDK with your favorite text processor and manually add --disable_update_check option right after DevAppServerMain definition.

java -cp "%~dp0\..\lib\appengine-tools-api.jar" ^ ^ --disable_update_check %*

Next time you'll run an application from the GAE Launcher, it will start with "--disable_update_check" option automatically.


For Python:

open python source code at


with your favorite text processor, find a 227-th line, it...

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These days enabling automatic updates has become the norm on practically every operating system. This has its benefits – you don’t have to manually download updates to apps and all critical security patches are downloaded automatically to your phone or computer.

Enabling automatic updates on a smartphone doesn’t really bother most people. Sometimes apps may start crashing after updates but by and large, apps continue to work as expected after updates. You’re also unlikely to be using a bunch of apps at the same time. However, that’s not true on a Mac or a PC.

At any point we’ve got at least eight apps open. Enabling automatic updates is convenient but not the best idea because apps have to be closed before installation can begin. That prompt tends to interrupt our workflow and we’d rather not deal with it in the middle of the work day.

First up, let’s figure out how to enable or disable automatic updates on Mac.

Click the Apple logo on the top left and open...
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There is a package that can be used to do this for you.

sudo apt-get install unattended-upgrades

or if unattended-upgrades already installed. Or you can checkout the Ubuntu docs

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -plow unattended-upgrades

That is the package you need to install. Once its installed edit the files

/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades

In that file you can set how often you want the server to update.

APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1"; APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "7"; APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1";

The file should look like that. The 1 means it will update every day. 7 is weekly.


This files will let you chose what updates you want to make by choosing where apt can search for new updates and upgrades. ( My personal opinion on this is I would set it to security if this is a server )

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Automatic updates

can update automatically so you won't have to do anything. After you install the product, it updates automatically the first time it detects an open Internet connection. However, for them to continue taking place in the future you must activate the product.

If you have activated the product, it will update automatically whenever necessary, provided your PC is connected to the Internet.

Automatic updates are enabled by default, and you should not disable them as this will leave your PC unprotected against new threats.

Check that automatic updates are enabled

Automatic updates are always carried out across the Internet. If you want to update automatically, make sure that automatic updates are enabled (they are by default):

Click Settings in the Updates panel.

Make sure the Enable automatic updates checkbox is selected.

Make sure that the option Internet is selected.

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If you use Google Chrome on your Mac, and chances are that you do, you must have noticed that it automatically updates itself. While this is definitely a good thing, partly because it saves you the trouble of updating yet another app, and partly (and this is important) because this means that you always have the latest security updates pushed to your browser. However, the problem is that if you want to disable automatic updates in Chrome, you simply can’t do it. There is absolutely no option in Google Chrome that will allow you to disable automatic updates for the browser. This is probably there so that users don’t disable updates, and end up making themselves vulnerable. But, if you really want to disable automatic updates for Google Chrome, you can follow the steps given below:

Check Chrome’s Update Check Interval

Google Chrome has a set interval at which it checks for any available updates. If it finds one, the update is automatically downloaded, and installed....

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Microsoft has made it mandatory for Windows 10 users to update their computer. The company has set the new operating system to automatically receive new updates by default. Windows 10 Pro users have an option to delay the updates they receive, but if you are on Windows 10 Home, there isn't much you can do about it.

The company's move to automatically update all Windows 10 computers has received a lot of flak from users. Not only could it eat a large chunk of data from your limited data plan, we have seen cases where an automatic update has caused issues in users' computer. Regardless of why you want to delay or block Windows from automatically updating your computer, there are a couple of simple tricks that could do the job for you.

If you use Wi-Fi to access the Internet
Interestingly, there is a simple option in Wi-Fi settings, which if enabled, stops your Windows 10 computer from downloading automatic updates. To do that, search for Change Wi-Fi settings in...

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Automatic Updates is a feature that came along with modern iOS versions which allows updates to installed apps to download and install themselves, allowing for a very hands-off approach to the app updating process on an iPhone or iPad.

For many users this is a good thing to leave on, since it takes the hassle out of updating and managing your apps, and you’ll only have to use the App Store to download new apps instead.

But automatic updates are not always a desirable feature for all users for a variety of reasons, whether you’re trying to squeezes maximum performance out of a device, reduce overall network bandwidth used by an iPhone or iPad, or perhaps you’d just prefer to control the app updating process yourself.

If you’d rather have apps not update themselves in the background, you can take a moment to turn the feature off in iOS.

How to Stop Apps Updating Themselves Automatically in iOS

This works the same in all versions of iOS...

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