Press Control-Windows-I for an alphabetical list of packages available at Script Central. A list box shows the name and version of each package found. An edit box shows details about the selected package.
Pick a package of interest, and press Enter for the default Install button.
Continue through the list, installing other packages as desired. If a package was previously installed, it will be replaced by the version on the web site.
The Log button toggles the Details edit box so that it instead contains the change log of the script. Retrieving this information involves a seperate inquiry to Script Central. A script author typically lists the most recent changes first. Focus is automatically moved to the edit box so you can start reading it immediately. The Log button is also replaced by a Details button. Pressing it toggles back the display of script details in the edit box.
Other buttons let you filter what packages appear in the list: All, New, Updates, Both, or Veiled. Choose the All button for an unfiltered list, as originally presented in the dialog. The New button shows only packages on the web site that have not been installed on your computer.
The Updates button shows packages released after versions you previously installed. The Both button combines New and Updates. The Veiled button shows packages you chose to conceal from other filters. The script remembers your last filter choice.
If a package is generally not of interest to you, the Conceal button can prevent it from cluttering your view. The Veil button shows such packages. The Reveal button makes one visible again.
With the Get Packages button, you can download all .wepm files in the current list to a folder you specify. The initial default is the user profile folder, and subsequently, it is the previous value. You can also choose whether to rename each downloaded package so its version number is included before the .wepm extension. A downloaded package may be installed manually via the Window-Eyes Add or Remove Packages dialog. Saving a package may be useful in order to restore functionality if you discover that a later version does not work as well.
The Save Details button creates a structured text file called InstallPackages.txt in the user profile folder, containing the details about each package in the current list. The file is automatically opened with the program associated with .txt files. Use the Web Site button to open the front page of Script Central in your default web browser. The Help button presents the same dialog that is available via the Help and Options button of Script Manager.
Note that the script dialog closes if you install an update of this particular package over itself. Also note that if you install a script that creates a shared object, e.g., GW Toolkit or Homer Shared Object, you may need to relaunch Window-Eyes afterward to ensure that scripts that rely on the object are refreshed.
This global script requires GW Toolkit.
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
Release Date: 4/24/2008
Last Update: 2/10/2011
2/10/2011 2:43:54 PM
Fixed compatibility problems with GW App Central web site.
2/9/2011 1:30:14 PM
Made compatible with Window-Eyes 7.5.
7/10/2009 5:33:18 PM
Fixed extraneous reading of top item in listbox. Download routine now tries NetUrl2File.exe if found, after url2file.exe (from Homer Shared Object), given that 64-bit Vista often blocks write method of AdoDb.Stream object.
2/12/2009 9:09:58 AM
If a file without a .wepm extension is downloaded, the script now asks whether to run it (e.g., a setup program).
12/4/2008 7:42:35 PM
The Log button now retrieves all changes, not just the first one found in the XML returned from Script Central.
11/21/2008 2:46:08 PM
Version 4.4 on November 21, 2008
Disabled Log button when no items are in the current list.
- Filename: InstallPackages.wepm
- Date: 2/10/2011 2:43:54 PM
- Size: 15.2KB
- Total Downloads: 20333
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