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How to manipulate News Feed notifications in MapInfo Pro

News Feed Notifications are saved in the Windows Registry. They can be manipulated directly (which is not recommended) or by install script. Details can be found in the MapInfo Help or Installation Guide. Here is an abstract from Installation Guide:

Installing RSS Registry Keys

You can perform a silent installation with RSS registry keys to define the product notifications window
that opens when MapInfo Pro first starts. For information about product notifications, refer to the
MapInfo Pro Help. There are five registry keys: FeedTimeOut, ProductUpdate,
ProductUpdateFrequency, NewsFeed,
and NewsFeedFrequency.

The installer uses default values for the RSS registry keys unless they are overridden though a
command line. There are five commandline parameters: FEEDTIMEOUT, PRODUCTUPDATE,
PRODUCTUPDATEFREQUENCY, NEWSFEED,
and NEWSFEEDFREQUENCY.

To perform a silent install with RSS registry keys:
  1. From the command prompt, go to the MapInfo Pro setup directory.
  2. Type the following command:
setup.exe /s /v"/qb FEEDTIMEOUT=xx PRODUCTUPDATE=xx
PRODUCTUPDATEFREQUENCY=xx NEWSFEED=xx NEWSFEEDFREQUENCY=xx
PIDKEY=M############### ACCD=######"
where:
PIDKEY=M############### is the product serial number
ACCD=###### is the access code

xx are parameter values where:
  • FEEDTIMEOUT=1 to 60
  • PRODUCTUPDATE=0 or 1. If PRODUCTUPDATE=1, the check for maintenance patches is enabled.
  • PRODUCTUPDATEFREQUENCY=1 to 90
  • NEWSFEED=0 or 1. If NEWSFEED=1, the check for Pitney Bowes-related news is enabled.
  • NEWSFEEDFREQUENCY=1 to 15
Ensure that you have the required parameters, PIDKEY and ACCD, in the command or an error
message will display. If you type an invalid value for any of the parameters, then an error message
displays and the setup aborts.
Environment Details
Product Feature: Installation

 
UPDATED:  September 11, 2017