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Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10.0.1

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when Adwords Editor is launched, A screen shows up with the following message.

 

Adwords Editor checking error:

An error occured while checking for Adwords Editor updates. You might be seeing this error because your network uses an HTTP proxy and you haven't updated your proxy settings. To check or set an HTTP proxy in Adwords Editor, select Tools > Settings (Windows) or Adwords Editor > Preferences (Mac). If you change your settngs, you should restart Adwords Editor.

 

 

Could someone suggest how this screen can be supressed.

 

Regards,

 

Arun

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Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Arun and welcome to the Community.

 

At the risk of a virtual punch on the nose, have you tried fixing the error reported?  It's probably the easiest option.

 

I'm not aware of any way of disabling the check, I'm afraid.  The AdWords Editor does kind of assume you'll have a connection to the Internet.

 

Jon

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Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Jon.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

Just wanted to know the below points.

 

1. Does Adwords Editor auto upgrade to new version?

 

2. If yes, Is there an option to disable it from autoupdating to newer version? ( I have checked going to the Tools--> Settings in the application menu but could not find any option to disable the auto updates)

 

3. could you please provide an email id of the tech support so that I could send a mail for clarifications.

 

 

Arun

 

Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Arun, I can answer the first two and solve the third.

 

1.  No.  If an update is available you'll be told via a modal dialogue box when the Editor starts.  At this point you can then decide to upgrade or ignore the suggestion.

 

2.  It's no.

 

3.  I can't provide you with any email support other than that available via the usual contact methods.

 

Can I ask why the upgrade path is so important?

 

Jon

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Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Jon,

 

Thanks again..

 

We are in the process of installing the Adwords editor in multile systems in our organization.

The application is installed by the IT team and it is a standard practice to disable the auto update of any application.

This is to ensure that the users do not install it by themselves and is installed only by the IT team.

 

Arun

 

Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Arun, well that makes perfect sense.  I wouldn't imagine there'd be any way to disable the Editor upgrade totally, but I'll ask around...

 

Jon

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Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Create a text file named ape.config, containing this one line of text:

 

noupdate=1

 

Copy this file into the same directory where diagnostic logs are saved. This instructs Editor not to check for updates.

 

Note that your users would likely still be able to manually download and install a new version. The installer is designed to not require administrative privileges on Windows (not sure about Mac off the top of my head).

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Thanks Igor..

 

That trick helped me.I also observed that Setting noupdate=true also does the trick.

Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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Hi Arun/John,

Does this solution of copying the ape.config file still works?

Actually i am trying it and it's not working for me.

Re: Is it possible to Disable Auto Updates in Adword Editor version 10

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No, Editor 11 does not read options from ape.config (or any other file). If you can arrange it, run Editor with -noUpdate option on the command line.