Launcher downloads while offline

I don’t always have a reliable internet connection, and sometimes I use a metered connection. To save bandwidth, I started the launcher while not connected to the internet, went into offline mode, then connected to the internet later. After a few minutes the launcher announced that it had downloaded an update. Basically the launcher was still using my internet connection as normal, except that my status was displayed as ‘offline’. I would prefer if offline mode was really offline.

Hi Paul Jura,

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