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When this box is checked, each subsequent Daqarta startup will briefly connect to the Internet and read the number of the latest version from the Daqarta Website. If it is different from your version, a "New Version Available!" message box will appear. This offers to open your browser to a page showing the two version numbers, with links to download the latest version and/or view the Revision History to see what changes were made.
If the latest version is the same as your version, no message appears.
Note that some agressive Internet firewalls may block the Auto-Update Check. Your firewall should notify you if this happens, and ask if you want to allow it. You should tell the firewall to "Always allow" if you set Auto-Update Check on, to avoid having to approve each access.
Otherwise, consider using the manual Check for Updates option in the Help menu when you want to check for updates. Since this just launches your default browser, it is less likely to be blocked by the firewall.
Note: The Auto-Update Check option is not available on Win9x systems, only the manual Help option.
UpdateCheck=1 toggles this option on. Note: This does not cause an update check until the next Daqarta startup. UpdateCheck=0 toggles the option off.
To cause an immediate update check under macro control, use the Posn?U Miscellaneous Position Macro. This will return a value of 0 if you have the latest version, 1 if a newer version is available, or -1 if the Internet connection fails.
You could use the above instead of Auto-Update Check to check only on every Nth startup. Use a fixed-point macro variable Var0-Z (which is preserved across Daqarta sessions) to store the N count. At the start of the First_Run auto-init macro you can add a call to your own macro, which counts down the variable, tests the Posn?U result, and calls HelpUpdate as needed.
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