Documentation

Desktop Connector

Set up and update the Desktop Connector

The Desktop Connector is a software application that runs behind-the-scenes on your computer and allows you to edit documents from your intranet on your desktop. The ThoughtFarmer Desktop Connector is not enabled by default on new installs.

System Requirements

The Desktop Connector works on all Windows and MacOS browsers that are supported by ThoughtFarmer. The Desktop Connector is not supported on mobile devices.

Enable the Desktop Connector

  1. Go to the Administration panelAdvanced options section > Desktop Connector page.
  2. Click enable to enable the Desktop Connector.
     
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Installing the Desktop Connector

The Desktop Connector will automatically prompt the user to install it when they try to open any document for editing. See how to open a file for editing for end user Desktop Connector instructions.

Check for new versions of the Desktop Connector

  1. Go to the Administration panelAdvanced options section > Desktop connector page.
  2. A message specifying your current version of Desktop Connector is displayed.

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  3. If a newer version of the Desktop connector is available a message is displayed. e.g. A newer version of the desktop connector is available (eg. version 3.0.0.3)
  4. Click the button "Configure ThoughtFarmer to use the latest version" where ThoughtFarmer is the name of your intranet.
When you upgrade to a newer version, all users who have the Desktop Connector installed will also be prompted to upgrade the next time they start the Desktop connector application.