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  1. #1
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    Default Update Service - Annoyance

    Can someone please tell me how this 'Update Service Period Expired' reminder can be disabled?

    I know it's expired. I can read that it's expired.

    Thanking you in advance.
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    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    only way I know is to block the program in firewall - I block the program full stop, but then I don't need the web stuff - I think acorn has some method of blocking just the program' hooks' that produce the message...

    Every so often if you do block, the program will decline to start until you let it check your activation
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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    I just cannot believe that Magix/Xara want to do this.

    The more I get annoyed, the less I will do something.

    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    'tis the way of magix - they like nag screens it would appear, the in your face marketing
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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    Maybe try annoying them - send them an email every time you get a nag screen, thanking them for the reminder and explaining why you don't want to upgrade!
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.1.1.56358, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    spam the spammers !!
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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    So. I take it that there's no answer/fix for this?!

    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    Rik, can you advise which version of the XDA you are using?
    Can you also update your TG Profile to match?

    Let's assume you have XDPXv17.
    Open C:\Program Files\Xara\Xara Designer Pro X\17\.
    Find the Folders ..\Online\ and ..\UPS\.
    Rename both by appending XXX.

    The rationale is here: https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...35-Nag-Screens.

    I believe this stops all Internet connection to MagiXara so at your own risk.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    Perhaps another work-around but will need some brains to figure it out since I don't know it.
    There are usually 2 nag screens that can both be dismissed by hitting the escape key.
    Isn't there a script of some sort we can run that will start the program then waits x seconds, simulates the escape key, wait x seconds, simulate the escape key.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong of course... BUt that would sorta make it less annoying.

    Richard

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    Default Re: Update Service - Annoyance

    This is easy to do with AutoHotKey that I mentioned using for Xara related macros a time back with no interest.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

 

 

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