November 27, 2008

Easy steps to add additional Web Search Engines

In Risingware Exp+, you are allowed to add extra web search engines, which is currently not in the default list. And you'll find it as easy as it can get.

Step 1
Use hotkey Alt+F5 or left-click on the button at the left of search bar, then, a Manage Web Search Engines window will be opened.



Step 2 Press the Add(+) button, fields in Search Engine area will become editable. Then, Type a name and an alias for the search engine you are creating in [Name] and [Alias]* fields. Finally, press Confirm button to save settings. The following steps will lead you to find the accurate URL address to fill in.



Step 3 Type a homepage URL of the web search engine in address bar of a tab in Risingware Exp+, and press Enter. After that, type any search keyword in search bar of the search homepage. Here we take flickr.com for example, type sky as search keyword, then press SEARCH button.



Step 4 Copy the URL address of the search result page.





Step 5 Paste it onto [URL Address] field in the Manage Web Search Engines window, and replace the search keyword sky with %s. Finally, press the Confirm button.



Note*:We'll teach you how to make good use of its alias in the next article titled "Easy steps to add additional Web Search Engines".

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November 24, 2008

3 Secs to Email an Interesting Web Page

Whenever you feel like sending a web page which is interesting or informative to friends or yourself, mostly you have to do this through an email box. It is troublesome, isn’t it? Luckily, you can do this within few seconds with Web page e-Mailer in Risingware Exp+.

One-time setting of SMTP

Step 1 Press Exp+ Setup Center button at upper Function Key toolbar, or use hotkey Alt+O, an Exp+ Setup Center window will be opened.



Step 2 Switch to Web Page e-Mailer panel.

[Server address] and [Port] are required by email service provider like Gmail (smtp.gmail.com with port no. 465) or public SMTP server ms2.hinet.net / 25. After that, fill in the rest of the fields. Remember if you are not using public SMTP server, you cannot skip [User name], [Password]. Finally, press OK button.



Step 3 (Omissible) Switch to e-Mail Template panel, you can unselect default options. If you unselect [Send as an attachment], Recipients will receive a thumbnail and link without an .html attachment. If you uncheck [Always Revise template before sending out], all web pages will be sent with a template you set in e-Mail Template panel. Finally, press OK button.



How to Use

When current tab is a web page, press Web Page e-Mailer button at upper Function Key Toolbar or use function key F4 to send it out as email. If [Always Revise template before sending out] field is selected, a Web Page e-Mailer window will be opened, whose fields are modifiable. Finally, press the OK button.



In the end, your friend will receive e-Mail like this one:




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