How To Suppress "trial Features" Pop Up? Follow

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When starting Bartender 9.4 SR3 first time after installation, I get popup saying:

"You are running the Automation edition blah blah blah...what would you like to do?"

Options are "Run the Automation edition, with Trial features enabled for 30 days" and "Run the Automation edition only".

In our environment, we would like to hide this dialog from our users and automatically select "Run the Automation edition only" option. This just confuses normal user.

Bartender is installed with this command line syntax:

msiexec /i BarTender.msi /qn ADDLOCAL=BarTender,PrintStation ProductLanguage=1035 PKC=xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"

How can I suppress that popup? Thank you already.


Gene Henson
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Hello again,

We don’t have a command line switch for disabling this dialog through Silent Install yet, but we are working on it.

In the meantime, it is possible to create a registry key to suppress this prompt. Please keep in mind that while this works in 9.4, we cannot guarantee that it will work in all version of BarTender. You should also use extreme caution when manually changing the registry contents as any other changes may have unexpected results.

The registry key location is:

[code]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Seagull Scientific\BarTender\Preferences[/code]

You will create a new String value called:

[code]"Warn On First Run <edition> <build>"[/code]

Where edition is something like "Professional" or "Automation", etc. and <build> is the build number

The value to set is:


Here is an example:

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