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  • Thu, Jun 11 2020 4:54 PM

    Will it ever remember my symphony license data?

    Hi, I have two questions about Link 2020.

    I use my license on a desktop and a laptop. I change between systems regularly. I am logged into my account on link.

    For MC I get the option "use this license". For Symphony this never shows up. I always have to copy it in. Of course I can do this but I don´t see the point of the whole software then.

    Is there a way to make it stick?

    Second question - is there a way to speed Link up? It always needs to think everything over for a few minutes before remembering anything, without even saying that it is still loading. So basically it opens up empty and populates products and licenses after some arbitrary amount of time. How to get donglespeed? Ideally I would want to be (and stay!) logged in and be able to manage licenses in a few clicks and seconds, not many minutes. Not spend the time copying serial numbers like its 1999 and typing logins and passwords every other time. Unfortunately I have to type the password almost always, no idea why.

     

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  • Thu, Jun 25 2020 12:43 PM In reply to

    • TVJohn
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    Re: Will it ever remember my symphony license data?

    I usually have to enter the email and password for MC. I think the Link has become somewhat overgrown. A simple license tool rather than a marketing portal would better serve the user.

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  • Thu, Jun 25 2020 1:02 PM In reply to

    Re: Will it ever remember my symphony license data?

    TVJohn:
    A simple license tool rather than a marketing portal would better serve the user.

     

    My thoughts exactly, John.

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  • Fri, Jul 31 2020 10:02 AM In reply to

    Re: Will it ever remember my symphony license data?

    How to make link remember my login data? Is it a setting in Internet explorer? Some sort of cookie? I have to enter the data every time. Not convenient and I don´t understand why other functions have been  implemented before this works properly.

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  • Fri, Jul 31 2020 10:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Will it ever remember my symphony license data?

    Considering we are technologically in the 1990s with copy-pasting serial number every time, the activation and switching between systems is more work for the user than some cracks used to be decades back. Think about it, Avid.

    To clarify, I am totally happy to pay for all the software I make my living on. But I´m not at all happy with link. 

    What it should be like is this:

    Open Link. Login ONCE and stay logged in forever. ALL available licenses should be transferable with one click, without prior deactivation. The current machine gets the license while the inactive machine loses the license automatically.

    Today it´s like this:

    When I switch from laptop to desktop or vice versa, I usually have to start the machine only to deactivate. Then I have to fire up my license text file on the machine I want to use, log in every time in order to use my MC license (I´d have to wait a few minutes for link to catch my license data from a server), copy and paste two text strings for my Symphony license. I can spare the login, only I have to enter four strings then. So it´s four strings every time.

    Why.    

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