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How to make the best use of this site AND your browser
IntroductionFrom the odd feedback comment I get it seems that some of the more vehicle savy but computer tentative visitors to my site are not aware of the fact that they can open multiple windows and be able to view both the text and an enlarged version of the "thumbnail pictures without having to reload the text. There is also the advantage that if you are paying for your internet time "by the minute", you can download what interests you, get off line, and then read the text and study the pictures at your leisure.
How to.For those who are new to the internet or are unfamiliar with how to view the "Download the big pic by clicking on the small pic" (known as "thumbnail pictures") here is the easy way to do it.
Unless you are using an out of the ordinary browser, you should have a different set of functions accessible with your right mouse button (RMB). Many people seem to be unaware of this facility.
So instead of using the left mouse button (LMB), move your mouse pointer over the thumbnail picture, you should see the pointer change shape into something else (in my case a hand with a pointing finger) if you then click your RMB you should get a pop-up menu.
Now look at the options in the pop-up menu. In Netscape you would move your mouse pointer to the "Open in New Window" command and "left click" (LMB). This will then open a seperate window which will show the full size photo, you still have the page you were just reading except it is now minimised. (Can someone let me know how this appears in Internet Explorer please?)
Depending on how your browser is configured, you should have minimised windows along either the top, bottom or sides of your screen, you can readily jump between these using your LMB.
The BIG advantage of this system is that you can open a number of full size pictures without loosing the page with the text on it.
A word of caution; nearly all computers should have no problem with having 4 browser windows open (one full sized and 3 minimised). I regularly have up to 15 open, BUT the more open the more likely you may get a browser lock up due to an "illegal fault" and have to close the browser, re-start it (only the browser, not the whole computer) and then work your way back to where you were.
This may all sound complicated, but believe me, it saves a lot of time online (and thus money).
This "trick" can also be used as a way of "keeping" the main page of this site and not having to reload it. So instead of "left clicking" on a green link, try "right clicking".
Print out this page and give it a try!
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