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Macvertisements [Sep. 12th, 2005|02:21 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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When I reboot my Mac after software updates, I inevitably get ads shown to me from a Quicktime window.

I really love my operating system advertising to me.

I have my Linux box in the middle and it seems that all I ever do with my G5 to the left and Windows laptop to the right is click "install & restart" after automatic update notifications. Useful.

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[User Picture]From: j7xz49br3m93xrr
2005-09-12 09:29 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I'd look into that. Mine has never shown me ads, nor has QuickTime ever come up automatically. Some sort of trojan or weird startup item?
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[User Picture]From: mrwiz
2005-09-12 09:40 pm (UTC)
uh, no, it happens almost everytime you restart after using software update.
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[User Picture]From: idigital
2005-09-12 09:43 pm (UTC)
Doesn't to me. And hasn't done since I upgraded to OS X in 2002 (exception being major Quicktime updates)
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[User Picture]From: chris
2005-09-12 11:18 pm (UTC)
i've never seen that before.
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[User Picture]From: majestros
2005-09-13 02:17 am (UTC)
maybe with the newer versions, I've never had it happen but I'm only at 10.2.x
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[User Picture]From: endquote
2005-09-12 09:31 pm (UTC)

not that it's a good excuse, but

I think this time it's just because you updated to QuickTime 7. It doesn't always do that.
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[User Picture]From: jc
2005-09-12 09:48 pm (UTC)

Re: not that it's a good excuse, but

Even miniscule point updates to QuickTime 7 prompt a Player-launching AppleScript upon restart. I'm hoping it won't do that in a future where the Content Guide's disabled.
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[User Picture]From: jc
2005-09-12 09:46 pm (UTC)

Turn it off

Go to QuickTime Player's General preferences and untick "Show Content Guide automatically". If that doesn't solve the problem, check your StartupItems folders to search and destroy that pesky AppleScript app that keeps launching the Player.

I agree with you, having to restart after any software update is annoying, especially in this brave new world of UNIX-based OS engineering.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-09-13 05:57 am (UTC)

Re: Turn it off

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