Navigation and Shortcuts Editing Your Pages Miscellaneous Helpful Hints

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Navigation and Shortcuts

From: fourthrok's one that might be useful for some! When editing...and you want to "break out" or scroll down to the bottom of the edit box, so you can save your work....use the "tab" key....zaps you right down there!! Works when working on your sig too!!

From: obdnceluver (Becky

Move some of your files out of the main directory, and put them in a subdirectory.That way you shorten your list of files in the main directory. (so you have alot less scrolling). Don't worry.... the files that you move to the subdirectory can still be worked on as well. The only difference is a little longer address.
Note: if you do this you have to move your images for those files into the new subdirectory.

From: poingo(ogniop)

You can also use your multifile beamer as a source viewer. Just hit the multi beamer button and then enter the address you want to source in the box and click on source. 2, 2, 2 tools in one.

From: bpourchot

You might want to put the Tool Rack on an F key. It comes in really handy! :-)

From: vietnamvet46(Colonel Buckeye)

Like that tool rack? Wish you didn't have to leave your file manager to use it ? Don't!! Just go to the tool rack,then go to your beamer and beam it in to your site! Saves a lot of clicking back and forth.

From: vietnamvet46 (Colonel Buckeye)

Re: Passwords in the File Manager?

If youre talking about the password feature all the way to the right of your directory fies,that's to allow a person YOU want to be able to access your index for that directory and to insure others can't. It's much the same as setting an index.html page for a directory ,but gives you the ability to allow someone else to access them ,at the same time keeping all others out, and provides higher level security for the files in that directory. (Note: if you password protect a directory, the files inside that directory can no longer be used on webpages or in e-mail)

Helpful Hints for Editing Pages

Here is a tutorial that fourthrok wrote to help new members become familiar with the workings of editing in the WTV-Zone. Thanks "Rok"!!

From: squon (Sylvia Quon)

When in the edit box, to quickly get to the top of the page, just hit the "Find" button and type "<" (without the quotes). Of course, this applies for any other part of the page one would want to get to....

From: KariLynnB (Kari B)

Here's one related to Sylvia's... after moving all of your pages over to the Zone from another host, those of you who "hard-coded" your links are going to have some editing to do.

What I've found to make things easier, is to type the first part of the address in your find box.. for example and hit return, this will highlight where that appears. Hit your delete key and it's gone! All that's left is the directory and filename. (if you kept the same directory names and file names, this makes life very simple!). Use your cmd g to take you to the next appearance of that address. Do that through your whole page, and the work will be done in no time flat! (Note: Using the search and replace feature is less time consuming.. go HERE to learn how to use this feature.)

From: gifshoppe (GEST)

To edit multiple image url's on a page..type .gif in the find box and then use CMD+G to find every .GIF on the page. Also, CMD+B to search backwards or from the bottom of the page. If you highlight .gif anywhere on the page and then use CMD+G your cursor will move to the next .gif to be found. Conversely, if you highlight and use CMD+B your cursor will move to the last .gif.

Hope that makes sense. I use CMD+G and CMD+B to navigate up and down my pages all the time. Just find a common word or series of letters in the text you're searching through. You can test it our right here in this email. Just type .gif in the find box and jump all over this e-mail. If you have a bunch of .gifs, or just the .gif as part of a long text such as .gifworks herein, it will still find .gif. Try it with CMD+B, too. You can then go up the page as well as down. :-)

From: driver70 (Driver70)

Another navigation tip in the editing box.
I like to use comment tags so I can break the page into sections, this is almost a necessity on a large page. I have no problem at all moving around my 65K F-key saver, every section has it's own title. The comment tag will look like this.
<<>!---// Add your section title here //---<>>
This code will be ignored by the browsers and if you make your titles something like "Section 1" and "Section 2" you can just enter the title into the Find box and it will take you right there.


From: bpourchot

Here's a little tip I just learned recently (and i've been on wtv for a year now. DOH!) You can use your email to create a virtual notepad that you can use to store ideas, url's or use to spellcheck your text on your site while you are editing. To do this just hit your GoTo key and remove the http:// then type in "mailto:whatever" (without the quotation marks) then hit your enter key. This will bring up a blank email. To help it load quicker you might want to turn your sig off on it. Now type in some text into it and hit your back key. Then go to another site and hit your GoTo key then type in mailto:whatever and voila! The text you typed is still there. I have been told that whatever you type in will stay there for at least 5 days. Thanks to the one and only Moondogee for giving me this tip.

From: razzle1(RaZZLe)

This is how i ccp more than one url at a time press go to on the first one just cmd a and cmd c then on the next press goto show current when it comes up press the space bar and then cmd v then cmd a and c again continually i have done as many as 10 using this you can put a title before each also just dont forget the spaces between url and name or url and url.

From: obdnceluver(Becky)

Optimize images for faster loading. You can do this at Make sure to include Height and Width attributes in your codes for images. Even if the image hasn't loaded your text should come up.

From: vietnamvet46(Colonel Buckeye)

Heres a way to get all your favs into the zone for you to use. Use your page builder at webtv community .Create a new page ,select your style ( I use ringbinder ,like its look) ,hit add ,then links ,then "from favorites". You can only do 25 at a time.Then you either put them all on one page ,or make several and publish them.Then you just use the multi beamer to go the addy and voila ,you have all your favs saved forever at the zone ,ready to clean your favs out and start again.Save them in the zone as Favs 1 ,,Favs2 ,etc.Ive got over 300 clickable favs in one directory on 4 pages in the zone.

From: Unstpbl

To get a list of the images in a directory to CCP I click the button "mark all", then click either "copy files" or "move files" and it takes you to a screen with a list to CC and then click cancel. When I click cancel it usually takes me to a screen with only the top portion of a file manager page and I just click Root. Grace, James

From: Kari

It's advisable to put an index.html page in all of your directories to 'protect' their contents.

I'll try to explain why it's a good idea. Take for example, an image that you use in your e-mail sig.

If someone decides they like the image you're using in your e-mail and bounces it.. they can get the url to that image and transload a copy of it for themselves.

If they decide to see what else you have in the same directory, all they have to do is erase the tinyangel.gif portion of the url, go to the remaining url.. such as .. and, if you don't have an index.html page in that directory, they can see all the files in that directory.

If you went to the above url, you would have seen that I have an index.html page in that directory, so you went to ~it~ instead of viewing the contents of my directory.

It's very easy to create an index.html in the directory. Just go into the directory by clicking on the icon to the left of the directory name. Once inside the directory, click on "new file" at the top and type index.html in the popup. You can save the page as is, which will leave a blank page there, or you can customize it to what you want.

The fastest way to get them in all your directories is, once you've saved the page and are back in your file listing, click the checkbox next to the index.html you just created. Scroll down to the bottom of the file manager and click on the 'copy files' button. Then just copy that page into each of your directories. (instructions for copying files can be found HERE )..

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