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Docker Desktop Update Notifications

Recently, Docker Desktop made the decision to enforce a daily update notification for all users, which can only be disabled by paying customers. 😳

Within a short period of time, the Community was up in arms, but that seems to not change anything and the Docker team chose to instead continue this path by enforcing something on the Community it seems to not want for Docker Desktop.


Reading through the Community’s responses for this Docker issue, and comparing those to the summary provided leads one to think the Docker team’s preference outweighs the Community’s concerns.

Most users probably prefer to not be nagged daily about updates. Unfortunately that is a setting the Docker team only reserves for paying customers, not the general Community.

It is true there is a need to ‘balance encouraging people’ to update software, but let’s not mince words. Encouraging someone to update software is not the same as requiring someone to dismiss a popup everyday (yikes, remember those days?).

Could you imagine if all the tools you used prompted you DAILY to update the software? I honestly cannot think of any other user conscious software I use that enforces daily ‘reminders’.


While these changes do not impact our Team, it is a little shocking the decision was made to not follow what the Community voices for its version.

🤞🏻 Docker takes a step back and reviews the Community feedback once again.