How To Install and Uninstall

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On Windows

Install

  1. Visit http://pluckeye.net/ .
  2. Click the big "Download" button.
  3. In Firefox, hit Ctrl-Shift-Y to view downloads.
  4. Double click on the file you just downloaded (for example, pluckeye-windows-0.38.0.exe) to install Pluckeye.
  5. Restart Firefox. You should see a button with the Pluckeye 'P' on it when Firefox restarts.

Uninstall

  1. Close all Firefox windows.
  2. Open Add/Remove Programs in Windows. In various versions of Windows:
    • Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP)
    • Control Panel > Programs and Features (Vista and Windows 7)
    • Start button > type "uninstall", select "Uninstall a Program" (Windows 8 - 10)
  3. Double click the entry for Pluckeye.

On Mac OS X

Install

In Firefox or Chrome:

  1. Visit http://pluckeye.net/ .
  2. Click the big "Download" button.
  3. Click Save File.
  4. Click the download arrow, and click on the downloaded file (e.g., pluckeye-macosx-0.40.1.pkg).
  5. Follow the installation wizard prompts.

Uninstall

In Firefox or Chrome:

  1. Click the Pluckeye button.
  2. Click "Settings".
  3. On the Settings page, set the delay to 0.
  4. Wait until the delay expires.
  5. Click "Uninstall".

Alternatively, at a terminal prompt:

pluck set "delay 0"
sleep $(pluck export | perl -lne 'print $1 if /Delay (\d+) seconds/')
pluck export | grep -i delay
pluck uninstall

On Linux

Install

In Firefox or Chrome:

  1. Visit http://pluckeye.net/ .
  2. Click the big "Download" button.
  3. Save File, and note file name for later (e.g., pluckeye-linux-0.36.1.tar.gz)

In linux (ubuntu, lubuntu, etc.)

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. In the terminal:
    cd /tmp
    rm -f ./pluckeye*.installer
    for tarball in $HOME/Downloads/pluckeye*.tar.gz; do echo $tarball; done
    tar xf $tarball
    sudo ./pluckeye*.installer
    

    Here is an example terminal session in which jon installs pluckeye-0.36.1 on his Ubuntu computer named theodore.

    jon@theodore:~$ cd /tmp
    jon@theodore:/tmp$ rm -f ./pluckeye*.installer
    jon@theodore:/tmp$ for tarball in $HOME/Downloads/pluckeye*.tar.gz; do echo $tarball; done
    /home/jon/Downloads/pluckeye-linux-0.36.1.tar.gz
    jon@theodore:/tmp$ tar xf $tarball
    jon@theodore:/tmp$ sudo ./pluckeye*.installer
    [sudo] password for jon:
    Congratulations, you've installed! Type 'pluck' for help.
    To start using pluckeye, restart currently running browsers. See
     http://www.pluckeye.net/installed.html?pluckeye-linux-0.36.1-x86
    for the latest news on this version.
    

Uninstall

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. In the terminal:

    First set the delay to 0

    pluck set "delay 0"
    

    Once the delay becomes 0, then uninstall.

    pluck export | grep -i delay
    pluck uninstall