The Tulip Player application by default automatically updates to the latest version when available. It is strongly recommended that you receive these regular updates for new features, security, bug fixes, stability, and performance optimizations.

However, if there is a need to disable automatic updates for compliance with your IT policies, this can be achieved in two ways:

Using a settings.json File

Note: This method applies for all users of the PC.

  • Create a “settings.json” file at C:\ProgramData\tulip\settings folder. If this folder path does not already exist, you will need to create it.

  • Ensure that all other users of the PC have “READ” privilege on this file.

  • Open the file in Notepad or any text editor and add the following content to it:

    {
    “disableAutoUpdates”: true
    }

    Note: If this file already exists and has other contents, simply add the “disableAutoUpdates”: true entry, separated by a comma from other file entries.

At this stage, you can launch the Tulip Player and from the top menu bar, select File → Check for Updates. The modal that opens should say “Updates are disabled” if this has been configured correctly.

Using Environment Variables

For the current user:

  • Open a PowerShell terminal and execute the following command to set an environment variable named:

    “TULIP_PLAYER_DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATES” with value “true”

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable(“TULIP_PLAYER_DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATES”, "true", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::User)

For the all users on the PC:

  • Open a PowerShell terminal as Administrator and execute the following command to set an environment variable named: “TULIP_PLAYER_DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATES” with value “true”

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable(“TULIP_PLAYER_DISABLE_AUTO_UPDATES”, "true", [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)


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