In the past, I have been able to use the Qt installers & maintenance tool without a login by agreeing to GPL licensing and pressing the skip button. But today I discovered that skip button is no longer appearing.

Searching for this issue has so far only turned up references to the 2015 controversy which ended when the project committed to not requiring a login.

I assume that if Qt project had intentionally gone back on this, it would have made some kind of news.

How can I continue to use the Qt installer without a Qt account?

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This has broken the CI for a project I work on so I spent yesterday looking around. Have a read (and leave a complaint) of this blog post: https://www.qt.io/blog/qt-offering-changes-2020

  • For the online installer you are out of luck.
  • For the offline installer I got it to work but it seems like you have to prevent the installer application from phoning home for the "Skip" button to show up.
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    You can prevent the installer from phoning home by setting as a proxy
    – mrexodia
    May 4, 2020 at 15:00
  • For more context - see what happened 5 years ago: qt.io/blog/2015/05/06/…
    – Xeverous
    Sep 14, 2020 at 17:19

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