VisiLaunch Help

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Creating a WWW Link

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1. Load a desired page (or QuickTime movie) into your browser.

1. Put the VisiLaunch Tool in Program mode by selecting the "Prog" button.

2. Drag out a rectangle on the main picture (or click on an area where a link already exists to highlight the area).

3. Choose the WWW Link Type in the VisiLaunch Tool window.

4. Click the "Set" button.

5. VisiLaunch will query your browser for the Title and URL of the front most window. This information will be displayed in a dialog box similar to the following.

Enter the site login and password if required (this information is encrypted in the VisiLaunch Database).

Make sure the QuickTime Movie URL checkbox is checked if this page is a QuickTime movie AND you want to have the movie played in the integrated VisiLaunch QuickTime movie player. In this manner, you can play movies in a screen size you determine best fits your main window image.

Click "OK" and that's it. The link is set.

You can readily set multiple links for the same link rectangle. Just click the "Set" button again, and once again select the new item from the Open File dialog box. When you run your workspace, all the links will be presented in a simple popup menu when you click your mouse in the link area.

You can mix different link types in the same link rectangle (hence you can have applications, documents, and folders, web pages, etc. linked over the same picture area, if you wish).

Hint: If you later want to add a link to some pre-existing link rectangle, just click the mouse over the desired picture area while the VisiLaunch Tool is in Program mode. The link rectangle will automatically highlight and you can then proceed to add the link.

Hint: You do NOT always have to return the VisiLaunch Tool to Program mode in order to add a new link to a pre-existing link area. While the VisiLaunch Tool is in Program mode, move the mouse over a pre-existing link area in the picture, and click the mouse down. You should see a popup menu appear with one or more items. Now hold down the "Control" key on your keyboard and select one of the items in the popup menu. Depending on the type of link you selected from the Popup menu, you will be presented with the appropriate dialog box(es). Complete the dialog box(es) and your new link will be set.