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    Disable the filter warning in ActivDriver v5

    For those looking to disable the all-new, more aggressive filter warning in ActivDriver version 5, here's how it's set:

    When the ActivMgr executable which sits in your systray loads up, it looks in two locations for a file called Activmanager.ini in

    %appdata%\Promethean\

    and

    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Promethean\

    Typically there won't be a file in All Users and, annoyingly, even if there is one it is overridden by the settings in the user's %appdata%. This means you might need to delete any existing settings files in people's profiles before putting your settings file in All Users.

    The settings the file can control (amongst other things):

    Disabling the filter warning

    Disabled:

    Code:
    projector.use=false
    Enabled:

    Code:
    projector.use=true
    Setting how often the filter warning pops up

    Monthly:

    projector.warningPeriod=2
    Fortnightly:

    Code:
    projector.warningPeriod=1
    Weekly:

    Code:
    projector.warningPeriod=0
    Last edited by sahmeepee; 1st October 2009 at 06:25 PM.

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    Thanks for this, I've never got why they deem it nessesary to enable it by default - do they really thing the end user is going to clean the filter?

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    Good man, no doubt that'll have some use

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    In ActivDriver v5.1.2.7 you have the option to turn off the projector warning through ActivManager - select the ActivManager icon on the system tray and choose "Control Panel" next select the Projector tab and you will see the filter tick box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRobinson View Post
    In ActivDriver v5.1.2.7 you have the option to turn off the projector warning through ActivManager - select the ActivManager icon on the system tray and choose "Control Panel" next select the Projector tab and you will see the filter tick box.
    Sadly Promethean have yet again made this a per-user setting, which suggests that they think teachers should be cleaning projector filters.

    HINT: Most projectors have had their own on-screen filter timer warnings for, ooh, a few years now...

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    This should be entered into the EDUGeek Software WIKI.

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    Windows 7

    Thank you for posting this - it worked perfect until I started using Windows 7. Can anyone help me finding the ActivManager.ini when using Windows 7?

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