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Offline Halcyon

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Disabling Discord update check/forced updates on Linux
« on: February 02, 2023, 05:27:23 am »
I'm not much of a gamer but I occasionally use Discord to talk to groups of people around the world. It's good for low-latency voice.

Anyway those of you who use Discord on Linux will be familiar with the irritating way Discord forces you to update before it will run (there is no option to ignore it or skip a version).
Unfortunately, not every repository has the latest version available straight away. There is a method to manually change the version number in a config file to allow you to run Discord without updating, but you need to do this every single time a new version is released.

Not anymore!

Simply modify your .config/discord/settings.json file in your favourite text editor to include the value "SKIP_HOST_UPDATE": true and never again be bothered by this annoying limitation and you can continue to update in your own time, using your package manager.

For reference this is what my settings.json file looks like (yours will differ slightly):
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  "BACKGROUND_COLOR": "#202225",
  "IS_MAXIMIZED": false,
  "IS_MINIMIZED": false,
    "x": 101,
    "y": 412,
    "width": 2542,
    "height": 1676
« Last Edit: February 02, 2023, 05:29:10 am by Halcyon »
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Offline JohanH

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Re: Disabling Discord update check/forced updates on Linux
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 07:45:25 am »
In the flatpak, this setting seems to be on by default. I can vaguely remember having this problem in the past, but I could have been using a native package at that time.
Or I have changed the setting myself and forgot it.

The settings file for the flatpak is btw in the following location:

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