Advertising Windows that overlay part of the screen


Christopher Gray
 

Hi:

I'm a Sound Forge user with Magix. Unfortunately, Magix has this horrible habit
of placing advertisements that overlay part of my screen. I can't find them
with NVDA or Cobra, not on the tray or just alt+tabbing around my open windows.

Can somebody tell me how to find and close these windows?

Chris



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I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.

That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
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Christopher Gray
 

I'm not sure how thils answers my question. I've already got a situation where
the window appears every time I reboot my computer. This would not seem
browser related. When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it. How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
there some other way to dismiss?

Thanks.


Chris

On Wed,
30 Oct 2019, Brian Vogel via Groups.Io wrote:

I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.

That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide



****************************************
Have you considered Annual Giving or including a gift to Missouri Council of the Blind in
your Will or Estate Plan? Contact me as shown below and I can help you with this.

----------------------------------------
Christopher Gray, Executive Director
Missouri Council of the Blind

5453 Chippewa
St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: (314) 832-7172
Toll-free: (800) 342-5632
Fax: (314) 832-7796

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Chris,

           Sorry, but I misunderstood your situation.

           If this is being put up by the program, and the program is freeware, my guess is you will not be able to stop it and without having the thing to play with in person I have no idea how you'd access the overlay.   If the program is paid, it's outrageous that it would present ads to begin with, and I'd complain loudly to the software maker.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Oriana
 

According to the linked website, the ads may actually be from a simultaneously installed program called Connect. One recommendation is to uninstall Connect, although this will disable WiFi transfer and Cloud import.

 https://www.magix.info/us/forum/how-to-stop-music-maker-screen-popups-ads--1208235/

Another solution is to enter the Connect program, and in the section for Info Channels, disable all. In this link, the pictures are screenshots of the program before and after disabling all info channels. The tabs for each section are on the left side, and read WiFi Transfer, Cloud Import, Info Channels, Settings, and About. The description in the Info Channels section reads as follows:

Info Channels
Activate MAGIX Connect info channels to to find out about the latest software updates and offers for all of your installed MAGIX programs.

And the following scrollable box contains a list of programs to recieve related ads.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 12:24 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Chris,

           Sorry, but I misunderstood your situation.

           If this is being put up by the program, and the program is freeware, my guess is you will not be able to stop it and without having the thing to play with in person I have no idea how you'd access the overlay.   If the program is paid, it's outrageous that it would present ads to begin with, and I'd complain loudly to the software maker.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Oriana
 

Oh, and one more place: in SoundForge,

Menu navigation: Options> Preferences> General

Uncheck the box "Use Newsfeed to stay informed about MAGIX product updates". It is towards the top of the list.

On Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 12:39 PM Oriana via Groups.Io <o.neulinger=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
According to the linked website, the ads may actually be from a simultaneously installed program called Connect. One recommendation is to uninstall Connect, although this will disable WiFi transfer and Cloud import.

 https://www.magix.info/us/forum/how-to-stop-music-maker-screen-popups-ads--1208235/

Another solution is to enter the Connect program, and in the section for Info Channels, disable all. In this link, the pictures are screenshots of the program before and after disabling all info channels. The tabs for each section are on the left side, and read WiFi Transfer, Cloud Import, Info Channels, Settings, and About. The description in the Info Channels section reads as follows:

Info Channels
Activate MAGIX Connect info channels to to find out about the latest software updates and offers for all of your installed MAGIX programs.

And the following scrollable box contains a list of programs to recieve related ads.


On Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 12:24 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
Chris,

           Sorry, but I misunderstood your situation.

           If this is being put up by the program, and the program is freeware, my guess is you will not be able to stop it and without having the thing to play with in person I have no idea how you'd access the overlay.   If the program is paid, it's outrageous that it would present ads to begin with, and I'd complain loudly to the software maker.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362  

The color of truth is grey.

           ~ André Gide

 

 


Ejaz Shah
 

Try this: minimize all windows with Windows + m or Windows + d, launch any application from the desktop and then close the app with Alt + F4. then Nvda can find the overlay, at least it does here for IDa.

On 30/10/2019 8:32 pm, Christopher Gray wrote:
I'm not sure how thils answers my question. I've already got a situation where
the window appears every time I reboot my computer. This would not seem
browser related. When the ad window appears, it blocks part of my screen but
NVDA cannot find it so I can dismiss it. How can Iget NVDA to find it? Or is
there some other way to dismiss?

Thanks.


Chris

On Wed,
30 Oct 2019, Brian Vogel via Groups.Io wrote:

I find that on the rare occasion I get these that very often hitting ESC closes them.

That being said, using an ad blocker such as uBlock Origin or similar, or a browser like Brave virtually eliminates these from ever being displayed to begin with.
--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1903, Build 18362

*The color of truth is grey.*

~ André Gide



****************************************
Have you considered Annual Giving or including a gift to Missouri Council of the Blind in
your Will or Estate Plan? Contact me as shown below and I can help you with this.

----------------------------------------
Christopher Gray, Executive Director
Missouri Council of the Blind

5453 Chippewa
St. Louis, MO 63109
Phone: (314) 832-7172
Toll-free: (800) 342-5632
Fax: (314) 832-7796

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