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  1. #1
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    Default Evil Photo&Graphic Designer Update popup!

    For about a month, my Xara Photo & Graphic Designer -- latest version. on a Windows Surface Pro -- has put up these annoying 'wanna update?' messages when I close down the program.
    Are times that bad over at Magix? Silly secret little hacks just to make a few bucks. And to make it worse, when I look at the Magix website, there's nothing about Xara, or Talk Graphics. Or maybe there is, obscured by meaningless uninformative screens about their goofy product range.
    Sad. Like others here, I've used Xara for a long time. About 20 years, switching from Corel Draw back around 2000. Xara, always a good program that really helped me make an excellent living. Sad to see it subsumed by a bunch of marketing hacks who, simply enough, just don't know how to sell product.
    End of rant, from Jon in sunny Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
    Author -- 'Drawing for Money' and 'Self-Publishing Secrets', at Jon404.com

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    Default Re: Evil Photo&Graphic Designer Update popup!

    I don't think this is unique to Xara but I take your point, it is annoying.
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: Evil Photo&Graphic Designer Update popup!

    Quote Originally Posted by jon404 View Post
    End of rant, from Jon in sunny Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
    Perhaps Tombstone, Arizona Territory would be a little sunnier if Windows Firewall was used on your machine to stop it calling home...
    from very sunny (16c-61f) Andalucia!
    ** Detailed "Create A Spinning Logo Tutorial" is available in .pdf format for download at this link **
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    Default Re: Evil Photo&Graphic Designer Update popup!

    Nothing on the Magix site about Xara? All Xara products are there, including Functions, New Features, Specifications, and with Product Comparison, Update History, Show Me How Tutorials, and Offers.

    Here are a couple of links:

    https://www.magix.com/ca/photo-graph...-designer-pro/

    https://www.magix.com/ca/photo-graph...tory/#c1168800

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    EDIT:

    Scroll down the tutorials page and you'll see links to various places, like the Magazine and TG:

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    John
    Xara DPX(16.2.0.56957)

 

 

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