I’m wondering if there is a way to make the “this beta will expire in…” window less intrusive.
Maybe a way to shut it off, maybe only show it every week, maybe remove it if you enter a serial key.
The thing is I mainly use the beta at this point, as I find it stable enough. But the modal warning window stops the loading of the current project until you click OK. So when I load Scrivener, it half loads, then stops to ask me to do something, and then it continues to load. It’s very annoying.
Maybe even making the warning non-modal, or showing the window after the program stats could do the trick .
I know it’s a minor thing, and it’s in the beta, but it would be great
Just think how annoying it can get when you’re constantly opening and closing for testing! In seriousness, we do have this on our list for consideration, but it’s not a simple change (it’s not just about Scrivener but the activation software) and while it can be a little annoying, it’s not a high priority considering the other things we’re still working on to get Scrivener 3 launched–at which point, the beta warnings won’t be an issue. So while we may be able to make this a little less naggy in the future, for now I’m afraid you’ll have to just keep hitting Enter.
That said, you could use a tool like AutoHotKey (free) to automate this, so e.g. you could create a script that both launched Scrivener and clicked the OK button. So rather than double-clicking Scrivener’s shortcut to launch it, you would double-click the script icon (or a Desktop shortcut to it, same as you might have for Scrivener) and it would go through the whole process for you without the additional user input.
Thanks. That’s a great solution.
If anyone else is interested, this is my autoHotkey script:
[code]#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ProgramFiles%\Scrivener3beta\ ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
If WinExist (“ahk_class Qt5QWindowIcon”)
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