uses a unique interface (the way you interact with the
program) in order to make it as fast, as intuitive, and as
unobtrusive as possible while you surf the Internet.
The first thing to
do after installing the program is to familiarize youself with how
Alert Bookmarks works. After a day or so of use you'll get the knack
of using the program.
The Drop Down Toolbar:
The toolbar is
made to stay out of your way when you're not using it. In its
retracted position it consists of a narrow red strip barely visible
at the top of your screen. To cause the toolbar to "drop"
so you can use it, you just move your mouse pointer over the red part
of the narrow strip.
and after moving the mouse over it.
can cause the toolbar to drop (or not drop) by other means by adusting
the program Preferences.
Retracting The Toolbar
To Retract the
toolbar without selecting an item from the menus:
Left-click on the
"X" that appears on upper right-hand corner of the Menus.
If you have the
Auto-Hide feature enabled in Preferences, just move your mouse
pointer away from the toolbar and menus, the toolbar will retract in
a second or two.
Parts Of The Toolbar:
The Main Menu button
will cause the Alert Bookmarks Main
to appear, allowing you to select major functions - and to exit the program.
The red Bookbar Indicator
tells you which bookmark bar you are currently using. You can give
bookmark bars whatever names you see fit to help make your bookmarks
easy to find. Click on the Bookbar Indicator to access the Bookbar
The Rotation Control
allows you to move from one bookmark bar to the next, one at a time.
The name in the Bookbar Indicator will change as you do.
Bookmark Group Buttons
represent the Group Menus that appear when you click on, or
move your mouse pointer over, the buttons.
Bar Functions At A Glance:
Bookmark Group Menus:
themselves are stored in the 'Group Menus' that you access
using the Group Buttons.
To go to a Web
page represented by one of the bookmarks in the Group Menu, just double-click
on that bookmark using your left mouse button.
To access editing
and other functions for the Group Menu, right-click on the
Title bar of the Group Menu with your mouse.
To access editing
and other functions for the Bookmarks in the Group Menu, right-click
on any Bookmark with your mouse or use the Group Menu Shortcut Buttons.
To close the Group
Menu without clicking on a bookmark, click on the red "X"
in the upper right-hand corner of the Group Menu, and the menu will disappear.
See the Group
Menu help page
for more information on the buttons here - and to find out how to
organize your Group Menus.
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