Turbo Client

Install

The latest Turbo Client installer can be found at https://turbo.net/download. By default this will install the client components to %localappdir%\spoon directory. Shortcuts will be added to the programs menu in the Turbo.net folder to quickly access TurboLauncher and TurboShell. In addition, a shortcut will be added to the startup folder to run the Turbo Sandbox Manager process. You can uninstall the Turbo Client or the TurboLauncher specifically from the Windows Uninstall or change a program screen (formally Add/Remove Programs).

The latest Chrome browser extension for Turbo.net can be found at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/turbonet-extension/ldibmiofagdkgiphkcokpooepankmacl .

Installing for All Users

The Turbo Client can be installed for all users on the machine with the --all-users flag. This will put the client components in the %programfiles(x86)%\spoon directory. If users on the machine already have the Turbo Client installed in their user directories, then these user installs will be updated to point to the all users location. Additional installs of the Turbo Client will be to the all users location, even if the --all-users flag is omitted.

Command Line

Running the Turbo Client installer with these command line flags can change the install behavior.

Flag

Behavior

--all-users

Installs the Turbo Client to %programfiles(x86)%\spoon so that it is accessible for all users on the machine. This is required for running certain Turbo command for all users (such as `subscribe` or `installi`)

--no-auto-start

Stops the Turbo Sandbox Manager from starting in the background when logging into your machine. If this flag is used, other components or your web browser will have to start the process on demand and may reduce performance.

--server

Sets the default server for Client component login. This is used in environments with Turbo Server.

--shutdown-period

Specifies the number of minutes that the Turbo Sandbox Manager is idle before shutting down.

--silent

Turbo Client installs without any UI popups.

Edge Browser Extension

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser for the Windows 10 platform. In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607), a browser extension feature was added to allow custom functionality to be built by third parties.

Edge support for third party extensions is very new and limited. Therefore, multiple manual steps are required to enable the Turbo Edge extension. This process should be simplified as Edge extension support matures.

Follow the steps below to enable the Turbo.net extension.

Step 1: Ensure that you have the latest Turbo.net Client installed.

Step 2: Enable Edge communications to localhost via the command below:

# Run this command in an elevated, administrator command prompt
> CheckNetIsolation LoopbackExempt -a -n=Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

All applications which are built with Windows 10 “Modern UI” architecture have disabled access to the local machine network. The Edge browser is built on this architecture so access to localhost is disabled. The Turbo.net browser extension requires communication with local services provided by the Turbo client runtime in order to allow coordination with the Turbo Sandbox Manager.

Step 3: Enable Edge browser extensions by typing about:flags into the browser’s location bar and checking the Enable extension developer features checkbox.
Once enabled, you’ll need to restart the browser.

Step 4: Load the Turbo.net extension by clicking on the Edge options menu dropdown and selecting Extensions.

This will show the Extensions menu.

Step 5: Click on Load Extensions and select the path to the Turbo.net Edge extension in the client install directory, which may be at one of the following locations depending on your environment:

  • c:\users[user]\appdata\local\spoon[version]\edge
  • c:\program files\spoon[version]\edge
  • c:\program files (x86)\spoon[version]\edge

Step 6: Once loaded, the Turbo.net Extension will show up in the list of extensions that you have enabled for Edge.
You will again need to restart your browser in order for the extension to be enabled.

Step 7: Edge automatically disables extensions for the first 10-seconds when it is started. After that time a banner prompt will be shown on the bottom asking to turn them on. Click the Turn on anyway button to enable them.
Currently this step is required every time you start the Edge browser.

At this point you’ll be able to use Turbo.net functionality!

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