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Internet Explorer Construction Kit for Dummies - Clayton W

Clayton W Internet Explorer Construction Kit for Dummies - Wiley Publishing, 2005. - 388 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7491-4
Download (direct link): internetexplorerconstruction2005.pdf
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When you’re finished viewing the log file, you can just close the Log File dialog box, which leaves the log file intact so that you can add other Web addresses. If you’re completely finished with the log file, click the Delete Log button to remove the file from your computer. If you delete the log file, but keep the Log Visited Sites option selected, the browser will start a new log file.
Generating Automatic Screen Captures
The screen-capture function — which takes a screen shot once a minute — is another way to keep track of how your browser is being used. One by one, the browser stores the screen shots so that you can view them whenever it’s convenient.
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To use the screen-capture feature, you must have added the Screen Spy function when you designed your browser in the browser editor. You must also have added a menu bar with the Tools menu and have added the Screen Spy command to the menu. Please refer to Chapter 7 for more information.
Starting screen captures
To start your screen captures, choose ToolsOScreen Spy. When you do, the Password dialog box appears. Type your password and click OK to display the Screen Spy dialog box (see Figure 19-2). To start screen captures, select the Capture Screens option and click OK. To stop the screen capture, turn off the option and click OK.
Figure 19-2:
The Screen Spy dialog box.
Viewing and deleting screen captures
To view your screen captures, choose ToolsOScreen Spy. When the Password dialog box appears, type your password and click OK. The Screen Spy dialog box appears. Click the View Screens button. When you do, the Screen Viewer window appears, as shown in Figure 19-3.
The Screen Viewer enables you to view screens manually one-by-one or using the built-in three-speed slideshow. When the Screen Viewer first appears, it loads and displays the first available screen shot. Click the Forward button to see the next screenshot. You can click the Back button to view the previous screen shot.
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Figure 19-3:
The Screen Viewer window.
To advance through the screens automatically, click the Start Slide Show button. Control the speed at which the slide show displays the screens by clicking the Slow, Medium, or Fast button. Click the Stop button to halt the slide show. You can then continue manually with the Forward and Back buttons or turn the slide show back on with the Start Slide Show button.
The larger you make the Screen Viewer window, the better the screen shots look. Click the window’s Maximize button to increase the viewer to its largest size in order to view the screen shots at their best (see Figure 19-4).
When you’re finished with the Screen Viewer, you can just close the window and then also close the Screen Spy dialog box. If you leave the Capture Screens option selected, the browser continues to add new screen shots to the ones that already exist. If you want to start fresh, click the Delete Screens button in the Screen Spy dialog box. The program then deletes all screens that currently exist. If the Capture Screens option is selected, the browser goes back to capturing screens.
Each screen shot’s filename includes the date and time the capture was taken. This filename appears at the top of the Screen Viewer window, making it easy for you to know what was happening with the browser at any given time.
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Figure 19-4:
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Part IV: Controlling the Behavior of the Browser
Chapter 20
Exploring a Browser Script File
In This Chapter
^ Understanding the editor ^ Discovering the seven script attribute groups ^ Exploring the default script file ^ Examining a complete script file ^ Understanding the attributes in each script group
7 he Browser Construction Kit editor doesn’t actually create a browser. Your browser is created by a compiler that reads a script file, creating the browser with the components and options you selected. The truth is that, although it’s a convenient program, you don’t even need the browser editor. You can create your browser script file by hand. I don’t suggest doing this, though, because one tiny mistake could make your browser unusable. But whether you want to experiment with a browser script file or not, you may want to know more about how it works. That’s what you discover in this chapter.
What the Editor Does
The Browser Construction Kit’s editor is nothing more than a handy way to create a browser script file. The editor keeps track of everything you add to your custom browser, and, when you save your work, takes that information and creates the browser script file. Another advantage of the editor is that you can see the results of your settings right away, without having to first compile the browser.
The editor and the script file do share one important characteristic: the way the different browser settings are organized. As you probably know, the browser editor organizes your browser settings into seven groups (shown in Figure 20-1), each of which is accessed from the list box below the toolbox buttons. The resultant script file, too, is organized into these seven groups.
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