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    Optimal Browser Settings for Using these Boards

    Updated by HansV and BrianL to reflect new versions of popular browsers.

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    The following describes the settings for the most popular browsers: Internet Explorer and Firefox. There's a note about Opera at the end.

    Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8
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    • Click Sites.
    • Enter WindowsSecrets.com in the text box.
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    • Click Custom level...
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    • Set "Active Scripting" to Enabled.
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    Firefox 2, 3
    • Choose Tools, Options... (MacOS: Firefox, Preferences; Linux: Edit, Preferences)
    • Activate the Security tab.
    • Click Exceptions...
    • Type WindowsSecrets.com in the box.
    • Click Allow.
    • Click Close to close the Exceptions dialog.
    • Activate the Content tab
    • Check the box labeled "Enable Javascript."
    • Click OK to close the dialog.
    • Note: If you use the NoScript extension to allow/block scripts by site, allow WindowsSecrets.com using the NoScript status bar icon.

    Opera:
    If you use Opera as your browser, you can view and post messages, but attaching a file is not possible with the browser's default settings. To enable attachments, do the following:

    • Select Tools | Quick Preferences } Edit site preferences.
    • Activate the Network tab.
    • Select "Identify as Firefox" or "Identify as Internet Explorer" from the "Browser identification" dropdown.
    • Click OK.

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    Now you're all set for Lounging - enjoy.
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