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The flower (on some pages, a dragon) in the upper, left corner is a link to the Site Map. The slanting arrow beneath it opens the site's first page.

Below are tips on how to adjust the PC screen and navigate.

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Reducing Your PC Screen Size

If you want to change the shape or size of your screen for a while, then:

  1. In the right top corner there is an X and to the left of the X there is a screen icon formed as a square or two (one in front of the other). Click on it. - Alternatively click on F11.
  2. Place your cursor over edges or corners as you like, and drag and slip till the screen format suits you.
  3. To return to full screen size, click on the screen icon again (or F11). And to return to the smaller size you have tailored, just click on the screen icon again. Now you can switch back and forth between the two shapes also.
Firefox now offers a better solution for web developers and some others too. Press [CTRL + ALT + m] simultaneously, see what the drop-down tabs in the top left part offer, and see what you come up with.

Change of Text Size

If the text is awkwardly small on your screen, you can make the font size (letters) bigger in two or three ways.

1. For single pages:

  1. Click on 'View' or 'Page' (on top of the screen) first.
  2. Then on 'Text size' on that menu.
  3. Pick your choice from there: 'Larger' may work very well: the site is so designed, and much adapted to Internet Explorer.

TIP: 'Medium' font size may give the most fit printings.

Or simpler: Press [CTRL + +] to increase the size of the letters of a page, [CTRL + 0] for default size, and [CTRL + -] to decrease the letter size by degrees (may be used with Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome; possibly others too)

Some keyboards have special keys for making the text (and pictures) larger and smaller by steps.

2. Increasing the browser's default text size. You can change the default settings of the text size. The pathways to that result are not exactly the same among the popular browsers. But search on the Internet for "increase default letter size default" and add the names of the browsers you are interested in doing it with. Text in Chrome, for example, is too small for some - children, the aged and persons with slight visual impairments - so to increase the text size by default could be a good thing for many.

For Firefox: Click on Tools (on the Menu bar) > choose Options > choose Content > and adjust the Default font.

For Chrome, first click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Then go to Settings > Advanced settings > Web Content > font size - and find the settings you feel comfortable with, if any. [◦More]

Adding a Window

To compare two pages, or have an on-site dictionary easily within reach, get two windows on the screen. [Ctrl + Shift + n] opens a new window, for example, and [Ctrl + t] opens a new tab.

Whichever way you get two windows, you can switch to and fro between them by [Alt + tab] or [Ctrl + tab]. [Alt + tab] switches between top-level windows without using the mouse, whereas [Ctrl + tab] "goes to the next tab in the window". Many browsers respond to those two.

The first applies if you open the new window as a separate window, and the second if the new window has the first window for its parent, or "subserves the first window". You may try using the keys a couple of times and see, as there are many keyboard shortcuts that may amount to saving much time, but some problems across browsers or appliances too. Example: [◦Link]

Now, you may place the added window beside or below the first, or otherwise. Here is how to do it for some browsers - the steps are perhaps simpler in more recent browsers:

  1. Adjust the size and shape of the pages by first clicking on the middle iconin the top right corner of the window. Now the windom can be adjusted: Click-and-hold-and-drag any window border (edge) you like to adjust the size and form of the window you deal with. Let your cursor hover over the edge till the cursor changes shape; then drag while holding the left mouse button down.
  2. After adjusting one page thus, click on [Ctrl + n] at the same time, or click on the Internet net page icon one more time
  3. Now click on the (coloured9 band on top of your window. You can move it on the screen as you wish.
  4. The order of most of these steps is not fixed. The basics are to get two windows and adjust their edges by "click-hold-drag" till you are pleased.

So, you can shift between top-level windows on your screen by pressing down the keys 'Alt' and 'Tab' simultaneously: [Alt + Tab]. You can quite easily scroll the pages by that feature. Try it out. For example there is more than one translation of the ancient philosophical treatise Tao Te Ching on-site, and several translations of the Norse teaching poem Havamal. By opening two (or more) windows you can compare two (or more) versions quite easily.

Keeping an Extra Window for the Dictionary

On some pages there are particular words of yoga and Buddhism. You can arrange things a bit to have one of the site's dictionaries at hand as you read. First, get two windows (as in the section above). Find the site dictionary that serves you - "click it up" and download it if you will, to have it on one of the pages. As you read you may shift between two windows by [Alt + Tab] or [Control + Tab] (as above). It makes the looking up of novel terms easy. The tip has been given.

Navigate with Ease

Various buttons, icons (clickable pictures) and text links are for navigating - moving along from page to page or within a page - more comfortably. The links at the top and bottom of a page are for moving back, forward, or up a level or two in a thrice.

Between top and bottom there may be up-arrows ("to the top of the page" and other icons to serve you. Or just click [Ctrl + Home] on the keyboard to get to the top of a page, and [Ctrl + End] to get to the bottom. At the bottom is where literature references can be found in many cases, along with the 'Literature' link to a larger site bibliography.

To search a page, click [Ctrl + f] and use the search box that appears on the screen: Write search words or word parts in the box and see what you get. The search box helps us find phrases, single words and word parts in a thrice. For searching the site, (1) click on the 'Search' or 'Words' icons on a page, and two search engines are there. (2) Or just use Google and Bing and other search engines on the Internet and include "oaks.nvg" among the word(s) you include as you search.

To shift between windows: [Alt + Tab].

For site searches, press the 'Search' text link or icon that appears on almost all the pages and see what a FreeFind search and Google Search may do for you. Alternatively, use a large search engine and include "oaks.nvg.org" among your search words.

Keyboard Commands

We may handle a computer considerably faster by learning some basic keyboard commands than with mouse commands:

[Page Up] or [Ctrl + Page Up] - Take you one "screen window" up.
If you hold the [Page Up] pressed down, you can scroll fast upwards, which is often useful.

[Page Down] or [Ctrl + Page Down] - Takes you one "screen window" down.
If you hold the [Page Down] pressed down, you can scroll fast downwards, which can also be useful.

[Home] or [Ctrl + Home] - Takes you to the top of the page at once.

[End] or [Ctrl + End] - Takes you to the end of the page at once.

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