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Why won't Chrome make updating optional?

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Why won't Chrome make updating optional? Three hundred 3/3/09 10:51 AM
It states that updates will be automatic and will happen with or without your consent, with or without the browser being open.

If I like a particular build and want to keep using it, or I want to wait a while before updating, why am I forced to update?
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? agl 3/3/09 12:36 PM
You aren't forced to update. Google Chrome releases will autoupdate, but Chromium (the open source project) does not. So you can build or install Chromium releases. However, we really don't recommend it, that's why you have to put some effort in to install Chromium.
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? alex 3/3/09 3:07 PM
You can install the latest Chromium build from:
http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/LATEST/
(download mini_installer.exe)
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? Three hundred 3/3/09 5:39 PM
Is there a way to disable the auto-update function of Chrome? I understand Chromium is more for the developers and technicians.

I don't mind using Chrome, but I want to be able to choose not to update Chrome if I find out that there is any function or feature that violates my privacy or my rights.
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? DocRoy 9/26/10 3:36 AM
I have a very slow internet line and cannot always find the time to download large updates. It also interferes with more urgent work I am doing on the internet. It takes me an hour to download 10Mgs. Surely I should have the option to choose my download time and know what size the download is going to be. If there is no work around then I will move over to Firefox.
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? david.king 9/26/10 4:15 AM
@Everyone. It states in the EULA when you installed Chrome that updates will be installed automatically. Chrome updates automatically in an effort to try to keep your computer safe and up to date. 
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? vasa1 9/26/10 8:19 AM
To supplement what daaaveeeee said:

@Three hundred: Chrome is the way it is. If you don't trust it just use some other browser.

@DocRoy: actually, the updates are quite small because they're differential. You can read more about it here:
http://dev.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/software-updates-courgette. It is true that an occasional update may be large as when Chrome included its own pdf reader and its own Flash plug-in. But those are exceptions and my personal feeling is that there's not too much to worry about.

If you are still concerned, you can set the time of day and frequency at which the updater will search for updates.
Re: Why won't Chrome make updating optional? iStormUK 4/26/11 3:10 PM
Okay, who do I see for legal action?  I want full control of my computer, back in my hands, now.  Not some pissant little google fuckwit.  Your updates just cost me hours of work, because your uncustomisable piece of ripped off shit updates without warning or control, even when the fuking thing isnt loaded.  This amounts to hacking, thus I want to talk to your legal team. NOW