Can we disable automatic extensions update?
I explain why.
I use SimpleExtManager.
It worked fine for a lot of time, then the latest update broke it in vivaldi.
So, 1.4.4 version auto-updated from chrome store don't work anymore (broken popup)
Version 188.8.131.52 taken from opera addons - simply a nex file renamed crx - works fine.
If a sort of version rollback or archive exist for chrome extensions, please let me know.
I suspect some extensions in past was borked due these auto updates.
Perhaps by editing the update URL in extension's manifest.
Open Extension manager
Activate Developer mode (on top)
For all extensions do:
Note the ID of the extensions
Open %LOCALAPPDATA%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Extensions in Explorer
Search for the folder with that noted IDs
Edit manifest.json in Notepad
Change current updater URL
@Gwen-Dragon I'll do that way in future.
Now I removed the don't working extension from chrome store (1.4.4) and using a .nex>.crx converted (184.108.40.206).
Sadly, I didn't find a github of this - but probably even the extension folder can be loaded as dev extension.
This is the main reason I really hope to see a vivaldi store with best .crx packed extensions version and a rollback function. Last is not always the best, but BigG e MS tend to forget this :3
And this, will also reduce the time spent in fixing/workarounding extensions made with only chrome in the head.
Or even worse, tested only in chrome but still autoupdated, causing issues/hangs/slowdowns in other chromiums.
There isn't a policy/a flag/a registry to unallow all extensions to be autoupdated?
Just load them unpacked if you really have problems.