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Control update notification via registry entry

Valid for:

axesWord as of version 23.1.0

Configuration of the update notification in the registry

By default, axesWord displays a notification when an update is available. This notification can be disabled by the user in the displayed dialog window. In addition, administrators have the option to disable the update notification via the registry.

Where are the registry keys set?

Registry keys can be set in several places with different priorities. A setting with a higher priority overwrites a setting with a lower priority:

  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\axes4\axesWord (lowest priority)

  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\axes4\axesWord

  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\axes4\axesWord

  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\axes4\axesWord (highest priority)

In order of priority, all settings are merged into one.

How are the keys set?

The following subkey tree must be defined under the above registry keys:




└── Policies\axes4 or axes4

└── axesWord (REG_KEY)

└── Settings (REG_KEY)

└── Updates (REG_KEY)

└── DisableNotifications (DWORD: 0|1)


The value (DWORD: 0|1) is interpreted as a boolvalue, i.e., 0 means false and 1 means true.