Google Chrome: Stop that nagging on updates

I have Google Chrome installed on a Linux machine at /opt/google as root, so the browser can’t update itself automatically. Instead, it complains with this pop-up every time the browser is started: What I really like about this pop-up is the “you’re missing out” part. I get the same thing from the silly image gallery [...]

Android 12: Preventing System Update (and that nagging popup window)

Android is not my profession I just want to say this first: I do completely different things for living. I’m not an Android expert, the last time I wrote code in Java was 20 years ago, and what’s written below is really not professional information nor advice. This is the stuff I found out while [...]

Thunderbird: Upgrade notes

Introduction These are my notes as I upgraded Thunderbird from version 3.0.7 (released September 2010) to 91.10.0 on Linux Mint 19. That’s more than a ten year’s gap, which says something about what I think about upgrading software (which was somewhat justified, given the rubbish issues that arose, as detailed below). What eventually forced me [...]

Firefox: Stop that nagging on available updates

After upgrading to Firefox 72.0.1 on Linux, I got a tab encouraging me to upgrade Firefox (and that it couldn’t be done automatically). To make things worse, the option to turn off automatic upgrades checks has been removed from the GUI interface. Why? Call it what you want, at the bottom there’s a “let’s force [...]