FotoWeb Desktop detection - what users will see
When a user with access to FotoWeb Desktop logs in, (s)he will be asked to install FotoWeb Desktop if it has not been installed on the client computer. If the user chooses to ignore the message and not show it again, it will be hidden for the remainder of the session.
Which user permissions require FotoWeb Desktop?
If a user has any of the following archive permissions set, FotoWeb will ask the user to install the FotoWeb Desktop suite of utilities.
- And/Or: The user has been given permission to upload to the global upload area (this permissions is given at the group level)
Command files when using Open / Edit / Crop functionality
If a user has access to use Open, Edit and/or Crop functionality, executing any of these operations will trigger a download of a command file. In Internet Explorer, this file will be opened automatically. In other browsers, users need to click on the downloaded fwc file to run the operation.
When using browsers other than Internet Explorer it may be possible to choose to always open files with the extention .fwc to avoid having to manually click it each time a FotoWeb Desktop command is executed.
FotoWeb Desktop detection - technical details
When a user logs in, the web browser queries the client computer on port number 7999. Assuming a valid version of FotoWeb Desktop is found, nothing more happens. If FotoWeb Desktop is not found, or if the version found is incompatible with the server version, the user will be prompted to install FotoWeb Desktop.
A user can choose to ignore this message, in which case the prompt will disappear for the remainder of the session.