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    Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Is it possible to activate the browser address field on my Home page using keyboard shortcut keys rather than using the mouse, RSI is creeping in I fear.
    I took a screen shot of my home page, [To point to the box in question just in case my terminology was wrong] copied it into a Word file & tried to attach it but was informed it was too big. How should I save such a screen shot so as to be able to attach it to a thread as a picture can instantly say more than a lot of words. S Fox
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    For grabbing a screenshot - try <post:=270,762>post 270,762</post:> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    You didn't really say which operating system & browser you are using. See List of the keyboard shortcuts that are available in Windows XP for a complete list. You want CTRL+O.

    See A Guide to Attaching Screenshots for instructions on screenshots. You can use any graphics program on your PC to make the screenshot an appropriate size.

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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Dave, welcome to the Lounge! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23>

    Will your question become an issue about MS Outlook? You have posted it in the Outlook Forum, but so far it is about posting graphics and Browser windows. Will your question specifically be about using the Favorites menu in Outlook 2002 (XP)?
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Sincere apologies for not making myself clear, I have tried twice to answer this thread but each time I have got as far as "Check Spelling" I have lost the entire text so I will be brief. Sorry for asking two questions, I am using Firefox as I was told it is more secure than I.E. If I open Firefox having set ti to do so with a blank page, it opens with the cursor blinking in the address field. GREAT as all I have to do is hit the Alt key, hit the left arrow key three time which takes me to "Bookmarks" on the tool bar then use the down arrow key to scroll to the web site I want to access and hit "Enter". So I open the desired web site without having touched the mouse. My question arose out of the fact that if I set Firefox to open with our church web site as the home page there is no cursor blinking so I have to use the mouse to activate the address field before I can paste the URL of the site I want to visit. A nuisance, as I am trying to make the mouse redundant. As for the attachment aspect of the thread I shall read the suggested threads and acquaint myself with the advice given. Thanks again S Fox
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    The built-in FireFox help lists no less than three different keyboard shortcuts for activating the Location Bar, as the address bar is called in FireFox:

    Alt+D
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Not sure if this helps, but "Alt-Home" (as in "Home" key) will open your home site from a blank address, and then tab moves you among recent URLs. I'm not much a keyboard user with FF, another Lounger may be able to help.
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Thank you HansV (& others who considerately responded to my question) I never thought for a moment that the Fire Fox "Help" tab would include the answer to my question, Just what the doctor ordered as I am on a mission to make my mouse as redundant as possible and all three of the shortcuts you stated work just fine. [Though I can't see why they would allocate three shortcuts for the same function] But that is by the way, the main thing is they provide me with just what I have been looking for, for ages. Now I must acquaint myself with the answers on the forum that explain how to take screen shots that are no more than 100 KB as I regard it a big plus to be able to send attachments which can convey in a moment what may take numerous sentences to explain. In the past I have asked questions on the http://www.microsoft.com/office/community forum but sadly, it does not cater for attachments. A thousand thanks again for your responses. S Fox
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    I would suggest pasting into a program such as irfanview instead of Word. You can paste the screenshot into irfanview, draw box around the section of the screen you want to show, press ctrl+y to crop the image to your box and then ctrl+R to resize the image to less than 800 X 640 ( I think that's the Lounge's recommended size). The attached image is approx 18kb
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Many thanks John; I tried your suggestion & YES if I set Fire Fox to open with a blank page then hit the "Alt + Home" keys together; what I have set as my "Home" page pops on to the screen. Yet another box to tick in my "To Learn" list. Thank again.
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    We prefer image attachments to be 640 wide by 480 high at most (but a little bit more is no problem).

    For screenshots from most programs, the .png format provides the best quality/size ratio in my experience. For photographs the .jpg format is preferable.

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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Many thanks for your reply. I shall investigate the site [infanview] it is a program I have never heard of but look forward to discovering it's potential. Thanks again, much appreciated. S Fox
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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    Thanks for the info; slow learner I'm afraid; silver surfer; getting there slowly; so many responses they take time to answer but genuinely want to acknowledge every offer of advice. Really do thank the day I stumbled on this forum, it has proved so interesting and beneficial. Must point my friends here as everyone is so helpful. Though I must say for an oldie who has spent all his life handling things like picks, shovels, hammers, nails, planes & drills, all this highly technical stuff........
    (only .au .avi .bmp .doc .docx .emf .gif .gz .jpeg .jpg .mid .mov .mp3 .mpg .pdf .png .ppt .pptx .ra .rm .rtf .snd .tar .txt .wav .xar .xls .xlsx .zip)...........is quite daunting.

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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    I know that computers and software can be intimidating if you're not used to them.

    Don't hesitate to ask questions, however basic - we all have had to learn (and are still learning). Woody's Lounge is a very friendly community, with many members who are willing to explain things.

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    Re: Browser (M O 2002 professional SP2)

    None of us (except possibly Hans <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>) was born with this knowledge, we all started as novices at some time.

    Since you prefer using the keyboard, you should always look for "keyboard shortcuts" or "hotkeys" or "accelerator keys" in the help section.
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