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  1. #1
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    Default Update service reminder

    Is there any way to get rid of this annoyance?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    block the program in firewall is the only way that seems to work

    occasionally you may need to reallow it for activation check
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    Info Re: Update service reminder

    My assessment from April 2018 - https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...156#post592156
    Ditto from November 2018 - https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...o-stop-showing
    Ditto from March 2019 - https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?81087-Nag.

    Almost relevant, I got this today:

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    I enjoy the pleasure of owning a professional application, which I have renewed. I still keep my prior perpetually licensed product available. MagiXara still miss this point in in doing so they kill Customers' interest with this trash.
    A case in point, the offer I got was $99.00 Regularly $647.00.
    If I go to the site directly, the offer is 69.00 Regularly 484.00.

    My rate GBP/USD works 69 out as $89.

    Magix cannot work out my locale or get the price to be equitable across regions.

    I have just spend a quiet half-hour's tweaking the Registry.
    Something along the likes of Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xara\XtremePro x64\15\Options\Update\:
    • Set Value of SpecialsDontShowAgain to 1.
    • Set Value of UpdateDontShowAgain to 1.

    Might be of use. It get rid of the type of Nag in the above image for those without the "Don't show this again" checkbox.
    As it is your machine's Registry, any changes are on you as if you muck it up without having a Backup, sorry!

    Acorn
    Last edited by Acorn; 02 December 2019 at 05:51 PM.
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    those tweaks could be useful be interesting to know if they work

    meanwhile I am more than happy to block the program in firewall
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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    I have tried the registry trick, but the program fixes itself periodically, so it may not work indefinitely. A rough trick is to delete or rename the "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Xara\XtremePro\11\WebF iles\ENG" folder (path is a bit different for different versions) which contains the URL to the actual nag screen on the net. Here again, the program fixes itself after a while, so automatic countermeasures are needed to ward off this nuisance.

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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    Thanks for the replies everyone - wish xara/magix would get their act together....

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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    Still delete this info. Firewall also blocks the creation of web pages when inserting widgets.
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    Default Re: Update service reminder

    yes it will - i dont use it for web pages, fortunately
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    Info Re: Update service reminder

    Quote Originally Posted by lex View Post
    I have tried the registry trick, but the program fixes itself periodically, so it may not work indefinitely. A rough trick is to delete or rename the "C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Xara\XtremePro\11\WebF iles\ENG" folder (path is a bit different for different versions) which contains the URL to the actual nag screen on the net. Here again, the program fixes itself after a while, so automatic countermeasures are needed to ward off this nuisance.
    Thanks for the pointer lex. Here is an approach that seems to work.
    1. Make a copy of the %localappdata%/Xara/XtremePro/12/WebFiles/ folder and contents or other version you are having issues with.
    2. Replace its contents with the two files in the attached ZIP.

    I am sure Xara will frequently refresh the folders contents so possible ways may be to lock the lock for updates or just redo the above.

    ENG.zip

    Again, no promises or guarantees of success but at least it's not meddling with your Registry.
    To reset the folder, just select Help > Check for updates; a thing you would never do anyhow if you are out of cover.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

 

 

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