Extension Update

Click the Check for Updates button in the Extensions dialog to check for online updates for all installed extensions. To check for online updates for only the selected extension, right-click to open the context menu, then choose Update.

To access this command...

Choose Tools - Extensions, click Check for Updates button.

When you click the Check for Updates button or choose the Update command, the Extension Update dialog is displayed and the check for availability of updates starts immediately.

While checking for updates, you see a progress indicator. Wait for some messages to show up in the dialog, or click Cancel to abort the update check.

If no updates are available, the message in the dialog tells you there are no updates. Close the dialog.

If updates are available, the updates can either be installed automatically, or you must respond with some action:

The Extension Update dialog may contain entries which are not selectable and hence no automatic update can be performed.

When you click the Install button the Download and Installation dialog is displayed.

All extensions which can be directly downloaded are downloaded now. The progress is shown in the Download and Installation dialog. If an extension cannot be downloaded, a message is displayed. The operation continues for the remaining extensions.

Some extensions may be marked with the phrase “browser-based update”. These extensions cannot be downloaded by the Extensions dialog. A web browser must be opened to download the extension update from a particular web site. That site may require several more user interaction to download the extension. After downloading you must install the extension manually, for example by double-clicking the extension's icon in a file browser.

For extensions marked as “browser-based update”, the Extensions dialog will open your web browser on the respective web site. This happens when you close the dialog, after downloading any other extension updates. If there are no extensions which can be directly downloaded then the web browser is started immediately.

After the last extension has been downloaded, the installation begins. First all installed extensions for which an update could be downloaded successfully, are removed. Then the updated extensions are installed. If an error occurs, a message that the installation failed is displayed, but the operation proceeds.

If all updates have been processed the Download and Installation dialog shows that it has finished. You can abort the download and installation process by clicking the Abort Update button.

Show all Updates

By default, only the downloadable extensions are shown in the dialog. Mark Show all Updates to see also other extensions and error messages.

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