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Is there a way to disable certain Visual Studio updates?

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    Bas

    I like the fact that VS warns me of new updates, but I can't seem to disable or ignore some of them. For instance, I have no interest in using HTML/JS to build W8 apps, yet every couple of days VS tells me that there's an update called Visual Studio Extensions for the Windows Library for JavaScript available. Is there a way to get rid of updates you don't need or want but still be notified when new ones arrive?

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    wkempf

    Uninstall the extension.

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    felix9

    I second this feature request, should we go Connect ?

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    Bas

    , felix9 wrote

    I second this feature request, should we go Connect ?

    Probably best, yes.

    , wkempf wrote

    Uninstall the extension.

    What extension? I never installed any extensions apart from the multilanguage whatsit.

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    MasterPi

    It's possible that they're treated as general VS updates and you can't pick apart individual updates to install. I actually enjoy knowing that VS is up to date. Maybe what really needs to happen is for the updates to be smaller/silent - it takes almost 5 minutes to install each one and you can't really do anything until they're done.

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    wkempf

    @Bas: Why, the "Visual Studio Extensions for the Windows Library for JavaScript" extension, of course! That's what you said needed updated after all.

    I don't recall installing the extension either, so maybe it's an extension installed out of the box like Nuget is, but it's still an extension. If you go to the extension manager it's clearly listed as an installed extension, and does have an uninstall button just asking for you to fix your problem here. Smiley

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    Bas

    , wkempf wrote

    @Bas: Why, the "Visual Studio Extensions for the Windows Library for JavaScript" extension, of course! That's what you said needed updated after all.

    I don't recall installing the extension either, so maybe it's an extension installed out of the box like Nuget is, but it's still an extension. If you go to the extension manager it's clearly listed as an installed extension, and does have an uninstall button just asking for you to fix your problem here. Smiley

    Right, now I see what you mean. I thought the update it was trying to download -was- the extension. That's why I didn't want it. Tongue Out Uninstalling now, thanks for the heads up!

     

    Edit: wait, no, there's a snag. It has an install button, but it's unclickable. And the extension manager says I have to uninstall the extension via Programs and Features... but it's not in there. So it looks like some sort of mandatory extension I don't want but have to keep updated.

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    wkempf

    Huh... that's very odd. I knew I saw a clickable button for this yesterday, so went to check again. Sure enough, a clickable "Uninstall" button is there, though I don't want to click it to find out what it would do. Then I noticed right below this extension there's another extension with the same name! And indeed, this one has a disabled button. Something's fishy with my installation.

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