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Performing Actions on Patches

Right-Click Menu

You can right-click on any patch or service pack in the top pane of Patch View and perform a number of different actions.

 

Download

Enables you to download the selected patches or service packs to the patch download directory. For more information on the download process, see Downloading Patches and Service Packs.

The Download command is only available if the patch can be downloaded automatically. For more information see the description of the Download method column.

Delete

 

Enables you to delete the selected patches from the patch download directory. If the selected patches have never been downloaded, this command will be unavailable.

Open Bulletin(s) in Browser

Enables you to display, within your default Web browser, vendor information about the selected patch bulletin.

Add to Patch Group

Enables you to add the selected patches to a new or existing patch group. See Creating and Editing a Patch Group for more information.

Add Comment

Enables you to provide a comment about the patch.

Export download package

Export the location of the download packages for the selected patches to a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file.

Export selected patches to CSV

Export information about the selected patches to a CSV file. The CSV file can then be used within a spreadsheet program.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available:

  • Ctrl+A: Selects all patches.

  • CTRL+click: Multiple patches can be selected by holding down the CTRL key while selecting patches.

  • SHIFT+click: A contiguous group of patches can be selected by holding down the SHIFT key while selecting the starting and ending patches in the list.

  • SHIFT+PAGE UP: Selects a range of patches from the one currently selected to the top of the display. Each time you press Page Up an additional range of patches is added to the selection.

  • SHIFT+PAGE DOWN: Selects a range of patches from the one currently selected to the bottom of the display. Each time you press Page Dn an additional range of patches is added to the selection.


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