Installation and Activation and User Interface
On startup and if not yet provided, OmicsBox asks for activation. It is possible to use OmicsBox in 2 different modes:
- Limited mode. This mode allows to load and visualize projects in OmicsBox.
- Full mode. To activate OmicsBox in Full mode, the corresponding subscription has to be obtained via the OmicsBox website. This mode provides access to all features of the purchased modules, Cloud services, updates and support. More details about all the advantages to be a Full user can be found online. A free Trial account can be requested via the OmicsBox website.
To activate OmicsBox the software requires access to the Internet. If necessary, proxy settings can be directly adjusted directly from the activation dialog.
OmicsBox can also be activated with the license server. Various clients can share a pool of licenses on a license server in the local network. To activate a network license, click Network License on the bottom left in the activation dialog and provide the license server IP address and cloud key if you own one. The cloud key allows to use CloudBlast and CloudIPS, all the other cloud features are already available without a key.
Figure 1: Activation dialog of OmicsBox: Full or Limited Mode
From version Blast2GO 3.1 upwards the .b2g file type replaces the previous .dat file. The .dat files will still be supported for opening and export. All OmicsBox project and results (enrichment results, charts, graphs, etc.) will be saved with the new file type .b2g/.box. This files can be viewed and opened directly within the FileManager tab. All other file types can be open form the FileManager via the systems default application.
- .box/.b2g: File type for all OmicsBox objects (project, results, id lists, etc.). Some OmicsBox objects can be opened with different viewers like for example the OmicsBox Table or the Generic Table.
- .dat: Legacy format for previous OmicsBox projects. This format had been replaced in 2015 by the more flexible and performance .b2g/.box format. The .dat format is still maintained for compatibility with older datasets and application versions as well as the OmicsBox plugins.
OmicsBox can be uninstalled from the different operating systems.
Below one can find instructions on how to uninstall OmicsBox.
On the folder where OmicsBox has been installed you will find an uninstall.exe file.
Double-click on the .exe file and follow the wizard to complete.
By default, the OmicsBox folder is located in Local folder (C:/Users/[username]/AppData/Local/OmicsBox).
It can also be uninstalled directly from Programs in the Control Panel.
On the folder where OmicsBox has been installed you will find an uninstall.sh file.
Open a command line, run the command and follow the wizard to complete:
By default, the OmicsBox folder is located in your home directory (/home/[username]/OmicsBox).
Move the whole OmicsBox folder to trash.
By default, the OmicsBox folder is located in the Applications directory (/Applications/OmicsBox).