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"News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:54 pm
by LaUs3r
Hi all,

after I updated today to 4.4.2 1302 Build 20200512, I was greeted after login by this "beautiful" and useless "News"-popup in the bottom right corner :evil:
I didn't find any checkbox to deactivate this "unwanted - I never asked for it"-feature.

Any hints?
cheers

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 11:22 am
by aleiro
Agreed. Im here to remove the 'news' as well...

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 3:05 pm
by spikemixture
It was nice for about a day.

Turn it OFF !

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:32 pm
by Dalonsic
Same Here... I want to disable it...

And I dont know if it is linked or not, but my qnap was shut down last night...
This morning, after removing discs and make a hard reset, I just finish to restore it... I don't want to do this every day...

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 8:18 pm
by Denizzje
User on reddit found out what it is. They know it is advertising: https://www.reddit.com/r/qnap/comments/ ... dium=web2x

Shame on you QNAP!

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:48 pm
by s.stotz
Please turn it off immediately

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 6:41 pm
by Moogle Stiltzkin
i assume that changes will be made in the next couple of builds to rectify this. it was probably an oversight that this box thing would have this reaction.

i understand the need for marketing, but ... having it just pop in qts more than once is just too much :/ imho

besides, isn't that what the qnap.com main website is there for? anybody who owns a qnap would visit the site to download the update (for manual update). they can view whatever new marketing material there upon visiting.

even if they decide to keep it around, i suggest it be similar to the qts changelog pop up that shows one time after an update, then never shows again. and if later the user decides to check on the news in case they accidentally closed it, it should be set aside somewhere where the user can navigate to.

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:44 pm
by glowboyVT
I totally agree. Unless this a coding error, this needs to be fixed at once along with an apology to all users.

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 pm
by oyvindo
Moogle Stiltzkin wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:41 pm
i assume that changes will be made in the next couple of builds to rectify this. it was probably an oversight that this box thing would have this reaction.
Moogle, You know how to make a poll, right?
Why not set one up here and with some overwhelming contributions from forum members, perhaps we can get QNAP to change their mind quickly!

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 10:43 pm
by Jooki
i feel so very much insulted with this **.

enuf as to make me look into synology for my next device, first time i ever say this since i bought my ts-453pro many years ago

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:00 pm
by holger_kuehn
Jooki wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:43 pm
i feel so very much insulted with this **.
You should open a ticket then, instead of ranting in a forum known to be not reviewed by QNAP-Support.

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 am
by petaqui
Agree, is disgusting having to close it everytime I login to the NAS. Come on...

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:11 am
by Moogle Stiltzkin
oyvindo wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Moogle, You know how to make a poll, right?
Why not set one up here and with some overwhelming contributions from forum members, perhaps we can get QNAP to change their mind quickly!
i was wondering why the ts for this and the other thread didn't make a poll :S it's more efficient for people to cast their like or dislike, rather than have the lurkers come out and post something they would not normally do.

maybe the admins can help the ts add one "do you like/want this "news" ad overlay in qts? yes or no. i'm not a betting person, but if i were i'd put my money on a resounding No :-0

I probably shouldn't cause i'd get yelled at for creating a duplicate thread :(


Anyway my vote is either No, or at the very least for them to tone it down so that it isn't as big a nuisance as it is in it's current form.

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:42 am
by QPeter
I opened a ticket.
This kind of unannounced surprises look so needy and very sad.
I feel QNAP is intruding my personal space. Very unprofessionally if you ask me.
I reverted to an earlier firmware, until this is resolved.
Free advice - QNAP, stay professional.

Re: "News" pop-up after update to 4.4.2 1302

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:59 am
by Toxic17
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