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Offline gwheaton

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Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« on: June 22, 2004, 03:11:21 PM »
Was wondering if it is possible to change the color of the box that pops up when there are program updates.

I have Avast set to get virus updates, and to let me know when there are program updates as I am on Dial-up.

The problem I have, is when the virus update is done, it pops up with a blue box saying the virus database has been updated.  Also, when a program update is avaiable, it pops up with the same blue box.  Some times I don't read the box in time and I think that it was a virus database update and not a program update,  I would like to change the color of the pop up box when it is a Program update so I know easier.

Hope that made sense.

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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 03:20:38 PM »
I'm afraid it's not possible.
The info box has two possible colors (success or failure) - but the particular message inside cannot be distinguished by color.

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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 03:45:32 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I will have to try and remember to check for program updates every week or so.  

Would be nice in the future if there was a way to know a Program update from a Virus database update, something a little more noticable.

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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2004, 05:10:04 PM »
Speaking of which ... one of my friends has an older laptop computer which is only capable of displaying 256 colors (at 1024x768).  At 256 colours, the Avast virus/program update box (which is normally blue) pops-up as unreadable grey text on a grey background.  Not good.

I realize that the majority of people run their screens at 16, 24 or 32 bits colour, but for those that can't, it may be a nice feature if Avast could create a pop-up box that is readable at 256 colours...(or can be customized by the user).

« Last Edit: June 22, 2004, 05:12:33 PM by Starfighter »
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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2004, 07:37:45 PM »
The colors can be configured in avast4.ini file. Check Technical's description in the "Understanding avast.ini" thread, or here.

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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 03:11:42 AM »
gwheaton
Your intended up-date schedule is not often enough unless you only go to the internet once a week or, receive e-mail only once a week.
I've had avast update more than once per day. Granted, that hasen't happened often but, once a week or so just isn't enough.
The more up-to date your virus program is, the more protected your system will be.
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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004, 01:30:55 PM »
Was refering to program update checkes.  I know the virus database is updated almost daily, that is set to update automaticlly.  Program updates I have avast tell me when they are there, and download them when I am not doing anything else on the internet.  I have crappy dial-up,  I live in the middle of know where.  :-[  I just wanted to know if I could chage the color of the box when program updates where avaiable so I would know to do the update,  with both the Message saying that the Virus Database was updated and that there are Program updates both being blue, some times I miss the program update because I think that it had just updated the database.

gwheaton
Your intended up-date schedule is not often enough unless you only go to the internet once a week or, receive e-mail only once a week.
I've had avast update more than once per day. Granted, that hasen't happened often but, once a week or so just isn't enough.
The more up-to date your virus program is, the more protected your system will be.
Have a nice day. :)
« Last Edit: June 23, 2004, 01:32:57 PM by gwheaton »

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Re:Possible to change color when New updates are avaiable
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2004, 10:05:23 PM »
The colors can be configured in avast4.ini file. Check Technical's description in the "Understanding avast.ini" thread, or here.

Thanks Igor, that did the trick.  ;D
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