Welcome To The IBrowse² Documentation

Last Updated: 25th June 2003

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IBrowse²Using IBrowse² is simplicity itself, but hidden beneath its easy-to-use interface are a host of more powerful and customisable features. These features are designed to make browsing the World Wide Web an altogether more comfortable experience, and so it is only to be expected that you want to know how to access and configure these to the full.

From Fonts to MIME Types, this newly written documentation aims to do just that, taking you through every feature, and explaining step by step, its use and how you can configure it to suit your needs. The main contents page is split into key areas, allowing you to quickly navigate to each chapter as required. However, they have been structured so that you can read from start to finish, and it is suggested that first time users to IBrowse² use this method to discover the ins and outs of IBrowse².

The purpose of this Preface chapter is simply to introduce you to this documentation and the conventions used throughout.

I hope that you find this documentation useful, and welcome you to the world of IBrowse²...

Dave Fisher
Member of the IBrowse² Development Team.

A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words
Throughout this documentation, you will see many images that are used to show visually, what the text attempts to describe. All too often, authors go to great lengths to explain in detail certain aspects of the software, but fail to deliver a visual representation. We have tried to avoid this, by using multiple images to enhance the descriptions provided. Obviously it is not practical to visually document every stage of every procedure, so in many cases, the image(s) follow a few stages.

The Yellow Border
On some of the images used throughout this documentation, you will notice certain areas are highlighted by means of a yellow border. These areas are the ones that are of most interest to you and to which the text around it refer. In the majority of cases, you can ignore the remaining options and return to these later. In the case of MUI Preference options, you should refer to your MUI documentation for further details.

Thumbnail Image
Under certain circumstances, the images used may be full-size screen grabs. As these images alone would require a whole screen dedicated to them, smaller "thumbnail" images are used to represent them. These images will be indicated as such, and clicking on them will open a new window, or browser if so configured, with the full image displayed within it.

Why Doesn't My Window Look Like That!?
When viewing any images in this documentation, please take note that your system may look slightly different. The options provided are the same across all MUI installations¹, but may be visually different due to the MUI settings used on your particular system, and any third party system enhancements being used.

Another convention that you will come across is the use of boldface to indicate keywords. Examples of keywords include menu titles or options, window or group labels, and buttons or gadgets etc. Using these clearly marked words, will help you locate the equivalent item on your system as you follow this documentation.

Some chapters of this documentation refer to filenames, be it a recommended name, a file you should locate, or a default name of a file. These filenames will be shown in an italic boldface to clearly identify them as such.

In order to explain items more clearly, some sections of text may have various HTML tags or attributes, JavaScript properties or methods, or Internet references embedded in the text. When this happens, the text will be highlighted in a relevant colour as follows:
  • HTML tags and attributes e.g. <title>
  • JavaScript properties and methods e.g. window.moveTo
  • Internet references e.g. image/jpeg MIME Type

Information Icons
One of the aims of this documentation is to provide you with as much information as possible. In order to achieve this as you read and follow the procedures, additional information that may be critical to the procedure, is included. This extra information makes use of various Information Icons. You will come across the following icons in your travels:
! This indicates the text is of importance and is something you should be aware of. It may explain potential problems with using this particular option, or cautionary information relevant to the item being explained.
Info This indicates the text is providing additional information that is likely to be of interest to you, but which is not required to know.
Error This indicates the text is providing error information, possibly because of executing something, such as an ARexx command.
Bug! This indicates the text is in relation to a bug that is known to exist in IBrowse² itself.
Bug! This indicates the text is in relation to a bug that has been fixed in either IBrowse² itself, or the documentation, since the last release.

In order to make the documentation bond together, a lot of the keywords are also linked to other chapters. In the majority of cases, the links are in the quicklink form of Chapter » Section » Option, e.g. Preferences » Security » JavaScript support. If the option to jump to is within the current chapter, that will be omitted from the quicklink leaving just Section » Option, and if its in the current section the quicklink will simply be just Option. These links allow you to jump to that option no matter where it is, very quickly. Options in another chapter will open in a new window or browser if so configured, allowing you to keep the chapter you were reading open whilst following the link for the item being referred to.

AmigaOS®, MorphOS, AROS, Amithlon & *UAE
Once upon a time, Amiga was simply one platform, running one operating system: AmigaOS®. Since that time, many things have changed and there are now numerous operating systems that run on numerous hardware platforms all with various levels of compatibility. This can lead to some confusion when an application is labelled as for "Amiga" so to avoid this, all references to software that will run with or via IBrowse² will be referred to as "Amiga compatible". IBrowse² itself will run on any AmigaOS® 3.0+ compatible operating system, but is only guaranteed to support AmigaOS®3.0+ unless otherwise stated.

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¹ Current public release of MUI 68k is 3.8, and is the release used during the authoring of these documents. Valid XHTML 1.0! ~ Upload This Local File To http://validator.w3.org To Validate Yourself

IBrowse² Documentation v2.3 © 2002, 2003 Dave Fisher ~ IBrowse² Development Team Revision 1.0