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Remove the "Upgrade QuickTime" screens Apps
Tired of the annoying "Upgrade to QuickTime Pro" screens that pop-up whenever you just want to watch a movie? The simple solution gets rid of the begging screen once and for all (you also don't get the Pro features, but you'd pay for that if you need it, right?)

This may be an old hint, but I'm always surprised by the number of people I meet who don't know this.

- Go to the System Preferences
- Click on Date & Time
- Under the NETWORK TIME tab, Turn OFF Time Synchronization. (This is just a precaution)
- Under the DATE & TIME tab, SET THE YEAR to 2002
- CLOSE the System Preferences
- OPEN the QuickTime player (you may still get the blurb for QT Pro. If so, click it away and then CLOSE the Player
- Go back to System Preferences, Date & Time panel and move the year BACK to 2001. Go to the NETWORK TIME tab and turn Time Synchronization back ON if it was on previously.
- CLOSE the System Preferences

That's it! The QuickTime Pro begging screen tastefully times-out after a year. Setting the clock ahead kills the pop-ups for good (BTW - this has worked since QuickTime 3)
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QT date fake
Authored by: j-beda on May 02, '01 01:10:59PM
I think that this works because QT keeps track of when it last displayed the message so it only displays it once every 24 hours or so.

One thing to remember is that some dated items might automatically excecute when you jump the year forward. I just did the deed on my 9.1 system and accidentally Eudoraed off some messages that were waiting till Friday to go out, and Retrospect Express wanted to start its backup work.

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