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Scanning Tech Tracker

by Ray_moe / October 14, 2009 12:55 AM PDT

I use Tech Tracker in manual mode.

In order to do a scan I have to open Icon on my desktop
Then open Icon in the taskbar
Then click on scan
Then click on open Tech Tracker page

As I am a member of Cnet and always logged on
I can click on Tech Tracker in the login bar and it opens to last scanned Tech Tracker page

If there was a scan button on that page it would eliminate a lot of steps to get a current updated page.

Hope I have made myself clear on my suggestion

Ray

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It would be nice, but...
by John.Wilkinson / October 14, 2009 3:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Scanning Tech Tracker

If I understand the proposal correctly, it's not easily done. The reason is that the program you installed, not the website itself, scans your computer and uploads the information collected to produce the results. The website cannot readily launch that installed application due to the same security precautions that prevent malicious website designers from executing misc. software/commands on your computer when you visit their websites. The TechTracker team could create an option in the installed application to automatically scan your computer and load the results in your browser (assuming you're still logged into Cnet) when you launch the program from your desktop shortcut, but the reverse is much more complicated.

Regards,
John

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Scanner
by Ray_moe / October 14, 2009 6:00 AM PDT

John

If I understand correctly the team could add an auto scan to the shortcut icon which would scan when you open the program.

Are you speaking of the way File Hippo update checker program open with a new scan every time you click on the shortcut icon.

That would be an improvement it would save numerous steps to get an updated page.

Thanks for the reply

Ray

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Scanner
by Tucker Green / October 14, 2009 7:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Scanner

Ray,

Thanks for using TechTracker app and the suggested enhancement. John is correct about the challenges with initiating commands from a website. He offers a viable alternative. We'll include both suggestions as we consider enhancements to TechTracker app.

Tucker

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Scanning Tech Tracker
by peter.coales / December 23, 2009 12:46 AM PST
In reply to: Scanning Tech Tracker

I have been searching for a manual option for weeks.
This is a great idea.

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