To a Desktop

Turbo supports deploying containers from the Turbo.net hub to your desktop using the Sync Device feature. Add the latest version of an application to enable auto-patching of that application. This ensures you get the latest updates to the selected applications as they are released.

Sync Device

The Sync Device feature on the Turbo.net Hub provides the ability to deploy applications directly to your desktop from the Hub in two simple steps: Add applications in the Turbo.net hub, when complete just click Sync Device on your user or organization homepage.

The Sync Device button will update to show the syncing has begun.

When complete a prompt appears to confirm Applications synced to Device with an instruction that shortcuts have also been created in the start menu.

On your machine you will notice that a scheduled task has been created. The scheduled task will perform the application updates. Modify the schedule to ensure the applications are only updated when you want them to. Optionally, Run the task to cache the applications. If you do not run the task, launching an application will present a buffer dialog on first launch.

Shell Registration

Containers can also be integrated with the Windows shell. The install or 'installi' command will create Start Menu shortcuts, file associations, and shell extensions in the shell for the image so that it behaves similar to an installed application.

# Create a VLC container
> turbo new --no-run --name=vlc videolan/vlc

# Install the VLC container to the shell
> turbo install vlc --register-extensions

Configuring shortcuts and file associations for an image is done in TurboStudio. See the reference section for more details.

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