Have you ever noticed that RSS feed inside of eDrawings and SolidWorks.
In SOLIDWORKS you can easily disable this in the System Options but not so much in eDrawings this is especially annoying if your company requires you to enter a user name and password every time you log on to the internet.
We tried several of our usually tricks to disable this like shaking the monitor to see if it fell off (this only works with that fancy Etch-a-Sketch CAD Modeler), so when this did not work we needed to find a way to cut it out and the best way to do this is hacking into the registry of the machine.
To disable this RSS feed you will need to do the following:
1. Start the Registy Editor and browse to the following location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eDrawings\e2008\General
2. Create a new DWORD Value called “RSSFeed” it will automatically set the value to 0.
Now the next time you start eDrawings the RSS feed will not display.
If you are not comfortable hacking into your Registry you can run the attached file and it will automatically add the key with a value of 0.
A word of caution please back up you registry before applying the attached REG key or making any changes to it.
CATI Support Team Leader
Remember that you are a true red neck when you hear the into to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama and turn it up when the song tells you to.
5/6/2008 Update: Sorry I forgot to include this in the orginal post but this issue has been identified by SOLIDWORKS Support as a bug and is with SW Devolpment as SPR 420670. Please contact CATI or your reseller to be added to the SPR notificaation list.