The standard interface of the XBrowser looks as follows:
The tabs on the top are :
- File - Clicking on the file tab brings down the menu with the following options:
- New Page - Opens a blank HTML page
Open File - Brings up the following dialog box:
This dialog box is used to open any HTML file present locally on your computer.
Open URL - Brings up the following dialog box:
This dialog box is used to open any URL on the WWW
Save As - Brings up the following dialog box:
This dialog box is used to save the currently open HTML file in the XBrowser window on your computer for
later offline viewing
- Print Preview - Gives the preview of the currently open HTML file for printing.
Print - Brings up the standard printing dialog box as follows:
The currently open HTMl file can be printed using this.
- Exit - Closes XBrowser window and exits from application
- Edit - Clicking on the Edit tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- Cut - Selected portion is deleted and temporarily stored
- Copy - Selected portion is temporarily stored
- Paste - Currently copied or cut portion is pasted at cursor location
- Select All - Selects all the text in the currently open document
Find - Brings up the following dialog box:
It is used to find a particular text in the currently open document
- Find Again - Finds again the previously found text in the currently open document
- View - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- Reload - Reloads the currently open document
- Refresh - Refreshes the currently open document
- Stop - Stops the loading of the document
- Page source - Displays the HTML source of the document
Page Properties - Gives the properties of the document. As an example:
- Back - Goes to the previously loaded document for the particular
- Forward - Goes to the document loaded after the present one in the particular
window. This button is activated only after you have hit Back at least once for the particular window and a
- Home - Goes to the Home page for XBrowser. The default home page is http://java.sun.com. To change
the home page see Options.
- Bookmarks - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- Add to Bookmarks - Adds the currently open document to the Bookmarks.
If you want to add the document as a bookmark in a particular folder then you have to right click on the
name of the folder and select "Add As Bookmark"
New Bookmark - This brings up the following dialog box:
Using this you can add any particular document as a bookmark
New Folder - This brings up the following dialog box:
Using this you can add a new folder for the Bookmarks
- Delete Current Folder - Deletes the selected folder
Search Bookmarks - Searches the bookmarks
Import Bookmarks - Imports bookmarks from an external file. This is used to add your Internet
Explorer, Netscape or Opera bookmarks to the XBrowser bookmarks.
Export Bookmarks - Exports the bookmarks from XBrowser to an external file. This is used to add
your XBrowser bookmarks as Internet Explorer, Netscape or Opera bookmark formats.
After this, in the menu, there is a list of the current Bookmark folders.
- Options - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- Navigation Toolbar
- Location Toolbar
- Personal Toolbar
- Status Bar
In each of the above a tick on the side box means that the particular object is currently visible in the
XBrowser interface. The particular object can be made visible or invisible by ticking on it
Options - Clicking on this brings up a dialog box in which you can choose the various
configurable settings for XBrowser.
The various options are shown as follows:
- Set Document As Home - This sets the currently open document as the Home Page.
- History - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- History - Shows the working history (documents you have previously opened using XBrowser)
Search History - Brings up the following dialog box:
It is used to search the currently stored history
- Clear History - Clears the history
- Plugins - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
Plugin Manager - This is used to view the current plugins in XBrowser and install more XBrowser
plugins. A dialog box opens up as follows:
After this follows a list of the current plugins installed in XBrowser.
- Window - Clicking on this tab brings down a menu with the following options:
- Tile Vertical
The above three options are used to adjust multiple windows (multiple documents open simultaneously) in
XBrowser with respect to each other.
- Restore All - Restores all document windows to their original size.
- Minimize All - Minimizes all document windows.
- Close - Closes the currently active document window
- Close All - Closes all document windows
- Open Documents - Shows a list of the currently open documents. This is used to switch between
- How do I open a site on the internet or a local HTML file?
You have two ways of doing it:
- Click the File tab on the top of XBrowser. To connect to a site, click Open URL and give the site
address. To open a local document, click Open File and browse to the local file to be opened.
- Simply type in the address or path of the file you want to open in the Address bar and click Go.
- How do I bookmark a site?
- How do I save a file for offline viewing?
See Save As
- How do I change the appearance of XBrowser?
- Can I use XBrowser with a proxy?
- How do I use Domain Completion?
* Brilliant thanks go to Vipul K. Mehra (vipulm[at]rediffmail[dot]com) for providing this user guide. *