In October 2016 we've released a new Gynzy Desktop version without Adobe Air. This new version features a modern browser, based on Chrome. The Adobe Air version contained an outdated version of webkit. This outdated browser couldn't handle modern web standards.
Gynzy Desktop can be installed in two ways:
- With the .exe installation file: for more details visit this page
- or with Windows Installer Package / MSI file.
With the MSI file, administrators can push the Gynzy Desktop application out to multiple teachers.
Use this command to install Gynzy Desktop automatically:
msiexec /i "Gynzy Desktop EN Setup.msi" /quiet
Uninstall Gynzy Desktop with this command:
msiexec /uninstall "Gynzy Desktop EN Setup.msi" /quiet
The MSI file will install Gynzy Desktop in this folder:
C:\Program Files\Gynzy Desktop EN\
Gynzy desktop icon has changed, you'll see this icon when you install the latest version:
To download the MSI file 32-bit:
For a 64-bit version click this link
Above links always refer to the latest version of Desktop Gynzy.
If we release a new version of Desktop Gynzy we will inform all major IT suppliers.
If user install the EXE file, Gynzy Desktop will automatically check for new versions and auto-update. MSI installed versions have to be updated manually.
Remove old version
If you want to remove the old Gynzy desktop (Adobe Air) you can do so by running this command:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe AIR\Versions\1.0\Adobe AIR Application Installer.exe" -uninstall -silent "C:\Program Files (x86)\Gynzy\Gynzy\Gynzy.exe"
By adding this command to a batch file and to start using a Group Policy, you can easily remove the old Gynzy desktop of all computers on the network.
Change User-Data folder location
When running Gynzy Desktop files are being created per user. The location of the folder containing these files can be customized. This can be done by changing the shortcut.
When the shortcut contains the following path:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Gynzy Desktop EN\Gynzy Desktop EN.exe"
Then you can add the following:
The complete path will be:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Gynzy Desktop EN\Gynzy Desktop EN.exe" -- --user-data-path=C:\Users\user\Desktop\my-data
You can check if the new path is used by starting Gynzy Desktop and inspect the folder you've specified. This folder should contain a few files and folders. You can also check this by reading the section below
Determine User-Data folder
When running Gynzy Desktop files are being created per user. To determine where these files are being created you can follow these steps:
- Launch Gynzy Desktop
- Right click the Gynzy Logo in the upper left corner
- Click the version
- In the new dialog there is a line with userData:
- The value behind it is the path to the User-Data folder