New versions of pgAdmin 4 are being released every month, and it's so annoying to see a popup with notification about another update. There's no option in preferences to disable it. Is there a trick to disable this particular popup, except installing the new version?

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Add this line to config_local.py and restart the pgadmin4:


Note: The location of config_local.py is same as config.py. You can find the location of config.py with this command in linux:

$ find / -wholename "*/web/config.py" 2>/dev/null

If the config_local.py file doesn't exist yet, you can create one.

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    The solution works! The only note is that, as I work on Mac, my config is stored in /Applications/pgAdmin 4.app/Contents/Resources/web/config_local.py
    – Yaroslav
    Jul 8 '19 at 7:48
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    On windows as well. Whereever the pgAdmin4.exe file is in the folder above that is a folder called "web" and there it is
    – Hobbamok
    Jul 5 '20 at 19:44

In Windows you can change this value directly in the config.py file found in: \%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL\version\pgAdmin\web**config.py**

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    \%ProgramFiles%\pgAdmin 4\v4\web\config.py
    – Troglo
    Nov 14 '20 at 12:14

If you're using the dpage/pgadmin4 Docker image, adding an environment variable disabled the check and notification.


PGADMIN_CONFIG_ is further documented at:


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