Installation of plugins

Note: In order to install plugins and modules, the CLC Workbench must be run in administrator mode. On Windows, you can do this by right-clicking the program shortcut and choosing "Run as Administrator". On Linux and Mac, it means you must launch the program such that it is run by an administrative user.

Plugins and modules are installed and uninstalled using the Workbench Plugin Manager. To open the Plugin Manager, click on the Plugins (Image install_16_n_p) button in the top Toolbar, or go to the menu option:

Utilities | Manage Plugins... (Image install_16_n_p)

The Plugin Manager has two tabs at the top:

To install a plugin, click on the Download Plugins tab (figure 2.1). Select a plugin. Information about it will be shown in the right hand panel. Click on the Download and Install button to install the plugin.

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Figure 2.1: Plugins and modules available for installation are listed in the Plugin Manager under the Download Plugins tab.

Accepting the license agreement

The End User License Agreement (EULA) must be read and accepted as part of the installation process. Please read the EULA text carefully, and if you agree to it, check the box next to the text I accept these terms. If further information is requested from you, please fill this in before clicking on the Finish button.

Installing a cpa file

If you have a .cpa installer file for SignalP and TMHMM, you can install it by clicking on the Install from File button at the bottom of the Plugin Manager.

If you are working on a system not connected to the internet, plugin and module .cpa files can be downloaded from https://digitalinsights.qiagen.com/products-overview/plugins/using a networked machine, and then transferred to the non-networked machine for installation.

Restart to complete the installation

Newly installed plugins and modules will be available for use after restarting the software. When you close the Plugin Manager, a dialog appears offering the opportunity to restart the CLC Workbench.