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Favorites Explanation


This section applies only to the all-HTML version of iMarvel.   The all-HTML version of the Favorites Wizard keeps your Favorites list at, so you don't have to worry about ever losing any of your Favorites because of a disk crash.

  The following options are available in the Favorites Wizard:

  When you surf to a web page that you want to add to iMarvel, follow these instructions to add the page as a "Favorite". This procedure is meant for Windows 95/98, but MacIntosh users can also do it using slightly different commands. First, open a window to the site you'd like to add. Then take the following steps:

Type The Site Name:

  1. Click on the "Site Name:" box of the Favorites Wizard.
  2. Type in a name that describes the site and/or page.

Get The Site URL:
  3. Click on the address bar at the top of the new site window, to select the URL.
  4. Type [Ctrl]-C to copy the URL to the clipboard.
  5. Click on the "Site URL:" box of iMarvel (if text is there, delete it.)
  6. Type [Ctrl]-V to copy the URL from the clipboard.
  7. If there is any text in the "Extra URL:" box, delete it.

Add The New Site:
  8. Click the "Add" button.
  9. Click the select-box that you'd like to add the site to.
  10. If you want to add the site to another select-box in the Radio Wizard, repeat steps 8 and 9.

If you want to add a sound source, replace step 7 above with these steps:

Add The Sound URL:
  7a. Right-click on any link on the new site window that plays a sound source. The link can be text or graphical. To determine whether it's really a RealMedia link, first hover the mouse arrow over the link or graphic and look at the "status line", the grey bar at the bottom of the window. If it ends in .smi, .ra, .rm, .ram or .ram then it's RealAudio-compatible. If you can't see the ending because the window is small, try enlarging the window. If you can't do that, continue on and see if it's a RealMedia link in step 7d.
  7b. If you're using Internet Explorer, click on "Copy Shortcut" to copy the link to the clipboard. On Netscape Navigator, click on "Copy Link Location". On some older browsers, you may be able to copy text links, but not graphic links. In that case, you'll have to discover the URL of the link and type it in manually.
  7c. Click on the "Extra URL:" box of iMarvel.
  7d. Type [Ctrl]-V to copy the URL from the clipboard.

Only the JavaScript version of iMarvel has these features.   After you've added Favorites, always save your settings by clicking the Save button in the Controls Wizard.  After you Save your settings file as /starbase7/saveset.htm, you should save it again under a different name, as a backup copy. We suggest naming files "backup1.htm" through "backup7.htm", one copy for each day of the week.

  If you don't think you'll use a Favorite often, you should delete it. This will reduce the clutter of unused URLs, and iMarvel may run a little faster.

  Here's some ideas for adding more Favorites to your Personal iMarvel :

  See also: Internet Traffic Wizard, Search Wizard.