When users log into Adaco, the application is launched from a web page. The Adaco client application uses Microsoft's 'ClickOnce' deployment process, which allows it to be downloaded and used in a secure way that does not require local PC administrator access. A consequence of this is that the Microsoft technology previously required the user to be using a Microsoft browser; either Internet Explorer or Edge. However, it is now possible to launch the Adaco client application from Google's Chrome browser using a browser extension specifically designed for ClickOnce applications.
Installing the extension is a one-time operation and will allow access to the Adaco client application when using Chrome, either from the Fourth app or directly from the login page.
ClickOnce for Google Chrome
- Use this link to go straight to the Google web store page for ClickOnce
- Select Add to Chrome
If Add to Chrome is not available, please contact your internal IT department
Fig.1 - ClickOnce page on the Google web store
- Select Add extension
Fig.2 - Add extension
The extension will then download.
- Use the down arrow as shown below in Fig.3 and select Open
Fig.3 - Opening the downloaded extension
This will install the extension. It will then be possible to open Adaco when using Chrome.
If the extension is already installed, the option to remove it will display on the web store page (see Fig.4).
Fig.4 - 'Remove from Chrome' option when the ClickOnce extension is already installed
For users who access Adaco using from the main login page (via a specific URL), the above steps can also be used to install the ClickOnce extension. Alternatively, please see the following:
When opening the Adaco login page using Chrome, the prompt shown below in Fig.5 will display (regardless of whether ClickOnce is installed or not).
Fig.5 - ClickOnce prompt, and 'Install Prerequisite' link
- Select Install Prerequisite
The ClickOnce page in the Chrome web store will open (as shown in Fig.1), from where the extension can be installed.