The BSCW desktop widgets are offered for installation at the Web-based BSCW user interface.
• Select GoTo Desktop Widgets in the top menu to get to the installation page with an overview of the available desktop widgets.
• Navigator: Navigation within the folder hierarchy, access to folders and documents via Web browser, upload of documents per drag & drop.
• Address Book: Overview of contacts, online status and contact data in the personal address book.
• Calendar: Overview of current appointments in the personal calendar.
• Tasks: Overview of current tasks in the personal task list.
• Search: Simple BSCW search from the desktop.
• Events: Overview of the latest changes in your workspaces.
• Click on [Install now] to have a desktop widget installed on your PC.
A desktop widget is installed by downloading and installing the widget on your local computer. You have to explicitly consent to the installation in various dialogs by clicking [Open], [Install], [Next] or [Proceed], otherwise the installation is cancelled. Also, you must have administrator rights on your local computer. The desktop widgets have been developed by OrbiTeam with diligence and are signed by an OrbiTeam certificate.
For running the desktop widgets, you need the AIR runtime environment starting with version 2.0. The widget installation process checks whether this runtime environment is available on your computer. If not, the current version is being installed, which again requires your consent in various dialogs. Only after the installation of Adobe AIR, the installation of the desktop widget is continued. While the BSCW desktop widgets are compatible with Adobe AIR version 2.0 and up, it is recommended to always install the latest version.
After successful installation, the widget appears on your desktop and is ready for login, which is described in the next section.
You may remove a desktop widget from your computer at any time by having it uninstalled. On Windows, e.g., you uninstall via ‘Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs’. Uninstallation may vary from system to system.