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Re: Downloading Gadgets

Postby PonderosaPine » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:05 pm

Thank you for the suggestions, Adrian. I tried to download two additional gadgets. They were downloaded from http://gadgets.vectric.com/V9/spiral.html , and http://gadgets.vectric.com/V9/gear_maker.html . When I downloaded them using Windows Explorer they came in as .zip files. I downloaded one of them using Chrome and it came in as a .exe file (from the same gadget library).

I copied, then renamed the .zip files to be .vgadget files. The renamed files installed easily.

It appears that I can work around this strange file transfer behavior by renaming the files to have the expected file extension. Of course, that should not be necessary. I noted that sheiney reported the same strange download behavior on December 11th, so I appended my post to the same topic to provide evidence that this is a more general issue.

Let me know what additional information I might provide to help figure out why this is happening. Maybe there is some dependency on browser settings, such that my settings are different that Adrian's ...

I share Adrian's aversion to Edge ... I tried it only to see if it would behave differently.
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Re: Downloading Gadgets

Postby Adrian » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:02 am

Very odd. I can download those same gadgets using FireFox, Chrome and Internet Explorer and they all download as vgadget files. The only time I get anything different is using Edge.

I think it's going to need the Vectric webmaster to chime in on this.

The only suggestion I have is to delete all the files from your download folder and try again.
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Re: Downloading Gadgets

Postby PonderosaPine » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:02 pm

Today seems to be the day for the gadget files to download as .exe files for me. First attachment shows the option I get in Windows Explorer when I choose to save the file. When I renamed a copy of these two files with .vgadget extensions they both failed to install with the message "Failed to Install Gadget" shown in the second attachment.

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Screen capture of options for saving Square_Around_Gadget download


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Error message after attempting installation
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Re: Downloading Gadgets

Postby Adrian » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:10 pm

You're on the wrong website. There is no Tangents Gadget for V9 as it's now a built-in function.

The address in your explorer bar should have V9 in it. For example if you're were downloading the Square Around gadget you should have http://gadgets.vectric.com/V9/square_around.html in the address bar. Without the V9 it will default to the old pre-V9 gadgets.


If you got to http://gadgets,vectric.com site and click on the Access Gadget Library link you should be in the right place.
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Re: Downloading Gadgets

Postby cusoak » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:10 pm

I have read all of the post here.
What I take away from this thread is that, make sure you are in the correct version of your soft ware and use Chrome as the prefered browse to do a download.
Is this all correct.
I ask this because I am about to upgrade to vcarve pro.
Which I want to be able to get the Gadgets.
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