If you find that you are having some difficulties in operating this web site, then perhaps
you will find the solution here, & thus benefit from answers found to problems, encountered by others.
   ---An important adjustment that you can make is to set your computer to update your 'visited websites'
  automatically.   Go to Tools > Internet Options > General > Temporary Internet Files > Settings > Check
  for newer versions of stored pages.  Now set to 'Automatically'.
This way you will get the benefit of
  downloading & viewing any newly corrected & updated pages immediately.
      (These instructions are for Internet Explorer, but other Browsers should have something similar)
First choose from one of the following categories, then select from the list presented to you.   To Top
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   1a. Difficulties downloading, saving & printing pdf files
   1b. Saving & printing pictures
   1c. Downloading & printing the charts   
   1d. pdf files downloading onto desktop unnecessarily,because pdf not opening inside your
      browser (see 5j)
  2a. Problems navigating & viewing text in all parts of the 'pdf' document.    
  2b. File opens in Full Screen mode - after saving or downloading to your computer
    
  2c. 'Document Status' error message when opening pdf files (see 3g below)  
  2d. 'Did you notice the Information Bar?' Error notice - I/Explorer SP2 - (see 5a below) 
  2e. 'Restriction on showing active content' error message in Internet Explorer   
  2f. Slow loading of pdf (text) files, especially at start up. ( see 5g below)    
  2g. Browser Homepage keeps changing. (see 5h below)  

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   3a. Correct Fonts needed    
  3b. Acrobat Toolbars appearing when they should not    
  3c. Acrobat Toolbars not visible
    
  3d. Full page not shown - HOME button not visible    
  3e. Page not opening in Acrobat Reader - but get error message
    
  3f. Misplaced page elements
    
  3g. 'Document Status' error message when opening pdf files     
  3h. 'Did you notice the Information Bar?' Error notice - I/Explorer SP2 - see 5a     
  3i. Document does not open - empty white space where document should appear   
  3j. No scroll bars for advancing the document page - see 2a above    
  3k. Font sizes awry - only partial pages are seen - variation of 3d above    
  3l. Error message about 'This site uses Java' (see 5a below)   
  3m. Error message saying Explorer had stopped loading because it could not verify the
        publisher (see 5a)
  3n. pdf files not opening inside browser, but opening in separate window (see 5j below)
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  4b. Review   
  4c. Other considerations
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  5a. Internet Explorer 6 & 7     
... Internet Explorer SP2 Update (see 5a2)    
  5b. Netscape Navigator
    
  5c. Mozilla Firefox    
  5d. Opera ------------------- GoTo Opera 5   --GoTo Opera 7 --- GoTo Opera 9
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  5e. Javascript 
  
  5f. Acrobat Reader
                                              v.5.0       ---      v.6.0 & 7.0     
  5g. Acrobat Reader Speedup
  
  5h. Browser Home page keeps changing, need Start Page Guard    
  5i. Anti Virus Protection    
  5j. ALL Browsers - pdf files not opening inside browser, but opening in separate windows   
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~~~~~~~~~~~~ Start of Solutions to Problems ~~~~~~~~~~~~

   It might help if we run through an imaginary scenario... so ... lets start with opening
the Homepage & then selecting & clicking on
Chakras, Culture & Health ,  which is the
Tab No 5 along the bottom of the screen. Now select & click on
Achieving our Ascent
which is the first item in the 'Sahaja Culture' Panel. 
This is just an example ok.

Now the Ascent page opens. In the list called 'Ascent-1' on the right side of the
screen, you will see a long line of choices... starting with 'Protocol' through to 'Bhakti'.
Choose one of these, & Right click on it. You will then get a drop down menu... with a
list of choices - choose the one that says 'Save Target as...'  
On this computer, the file then gets saved automatically to a folder called 'My
Documents' with a name for example like "Breathing.pdf" depending on what file you
have chosen.

   So now to locate this file on your PC... go to Search on your Start Menu & then to
'Find Files or Folders'& here type in the name of the file & select the appropriate
categories, Select the hard drive you are using etc then place a tick in 'Include
Subfolders'...and then 'Search'. This will show you where the file is being saved. All
future files will be saved to the same place.


To print the pdf file... first you need to open it in Acrobat Reader, by finding the file on
your computer & double clicking it. Then in Acrobat Reader, select the File menu, & then
Print. Don't forget to set the correct printer & also the printer properties.

This should sort out your problem. By the way... when you open any of these pdf files,
they will open with no toolbars visible. What you have to then do is just hit the the F9 &
then the F8 keys, on your keyboard... when all will be displayed properly. Alternatively
try the 'Ctrl + L' key combination in Windows or the 'Command + L' in 'Mac' to change
the Full Screen mode. 
For pdf files downloading onto desktop unnecessarily, because pdf not opening inside your
browser [ Go to 5/j below

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All pictures originally displayed on these web pages were 72dpi which is the norm for graphic
files on web pages. Now, higher quality versions of many of these pictures have been made
available on a sister web site, which is now combined with this SahajVidya Website. They
will be suitable for normal printing, Some of the Images are 150 dpi, but the quality is stil
l good, & you will be able to try for yourself to see whether they are good enough for
enlargements.   Only if there is a demand, will a much higher resolution be made available.

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All charts are pdf files... so the same procedure applies as in 1a above... except that
your printer needs to be set up for A4 paper... & remember to select the very best
printer settings, regardless of the paper quality used.

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With the 'pdf' files that are displayed in this web site, there is no 'scroll' bar & so a
different way of navigating the pages is required.
   To advance the page or indeed to move to the next page... or to move backwards,
choose from amongst the following alternatives & use the one which works best for you.
1 - 'Enter' key... 'Shift + Enter' keys...
2 - 'Page Up' or 'Page Down' keys...
3 - 'Left' & 'Right' Arrow keys...
4 - 'Up' or 'Down' Arrow keys...
5 - Ctrl + either 'Home' or 'End' take you to the start or end of the document.
6 - You can also click & drag to move the page forwards or backwards.
7 - Use the 'spacebar'.

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Originally it was considered necessary to have the Adobe pdf files open in Full Screen
mode, but this is no longer required. Occasionally you may still find the occasional file
that still opens that way. If so, what you may need to do, to get them to open normally,
is just to hit the F8 & F9 keys, when the normal toolbars will be made visible to you.

   Alternatively you can use the 'Ctrl + L' combination in Windows or the 'Command + L'
combination in Mac to change the Full Screen mode... & then F9 & F8.

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   After the new security arrangements made by Microsoft were brought in, you may
start getting an error message which says... "To help protect your security, Internet
Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your
computer. Click here for options...". The requested document then fails to show. You
then have to click on this message to get the option to "Allow Blocked Content..." &
then you get the question 'Are You Sure...' before the document will finally open.
To get rid of this error message, & stop it from causing a problem in the future, go to
'Tools' & then 'Internet Options' in Internet Explorer. Now select the 'Advanced' tab,
& scroll down to he section on 'Security'. Here you have to put a tick against "Allow
active content to run in files on my computer". Now you will not be troubled any more
with this annoying error message, & the documents will open immediately.
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 For these pages to have the correct appearance & layout... you will need to have the
correct Fonts or 'print character' installed. It is believed that the default set of Fonts
installed on PCs includes the required Fonts. These are Comic Sans & Comic Sans Bold.
If they are not present on your computer, then the spacing & balance will appear to be
wrong. The correct Fonts are available here for installation onto your computer. As soon
as you have the correct Fonts, the site will then appear the way it was designed. Also
see notes provided below for your browser, which can also affect the appearance of the
web pages.
Comic Sans   Comic Sans Bold
 You may also find that in your chosen browser there is the possibility to select a smaller
or larger font display size which will affect the appearance of the pages displayed.

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Occasionally, when you first enter the web site & then open a pdf file, the toolbars
suddenly appear when they should not. It can also happen when the 'Rotator' file
comes into effect & displays a subject at random, for the first time. This
immediately corrects itself if you then select once more a pdf file - you can select the
same pdf file if you wish. Alternatively you can simply hit the F8 key - with this,
you may be required to click on the displayed page first... then the F8 key. This
problem is avoided if you open Acrobat Reader before you enter the SahajVidya web site.

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For the pdf files to display correctly in your browser, without the toolbars visible each
time they open, Acrobat Reader is configured to keep them hidden from view. When
these files are saved to your PC & then opened in Acrobat Reader for viewing or printing,
these toolbars can be brought back simply by hitting the F8 & F9 Keys.

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Since the rebuild of this site, you should no longer get this problem. The Home button is
now always displayed at the top left corner of each page of the site. Also in most
browsers there is a link under the 'View' menu called 'Text Size', where you can select
the size that you prefer.
You may also check that you have the Window maximised, & that you have removed all
unnecessary toolbars.

   Another possibility would be to amend the resolution used on your terminal. It has
also been experienced that the settings in your Browser may affect this. You can check
the size of Font or text being used for display in your Browser.
   Lastly, in this section... if you are using Opera 7, & you resize the window with the
'Restore' button, you may find that the smaller side frames do not resize automatically.
The result is that the 'Home' button at the bottom of the page may not be visible.
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It may sometimes happen that when a subject file is selected, or a pdf file opened, that
all you get is an error message.
  In Explorer you might get... "The page cannot be displayed... etc."
  In Netscape you would get... a small yellow triangle, plus... "Alert... The file...
xxxx.pdf cannot be found. Please check the location & try again."
  In Mozilla, the same.
  In Opera you will get... "Could not open file"... with possibly also... a small red circle with
a white cross.
In all these, it is possible that you need to associate the .pdf file extension
with your Acrobat Reader. The easiest way to do this is to find a pdf file on your computer
& try to open it... by double clicking it or right click & choose "Open"... or if this is not
available,"Open with...". Then in the dialog box, select 'Acrobat'... & 'Always use this
program to open this file' & hit the OK button. Now all pdf files should open properly.
   There is a possible work around... if you do not have any pdf files yet on your computer.
what you can try is to create a dummy pdf file... & use this to create the file association.
However afterwards you should remember to delete the dummy file.   To create the dummy
file... first create a simple text file... & change the file extension from .txt to .pdf - use
this to attempt to open it... then select 'Open with...' & choose Acrobat... & also 'Always
use this program to open this file' & hit the OK button. Now delete the dummy file.
  In Acrobat Reader... Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Options'... & under 'Web Browser
Options' make sure there is a tick in all 4 boxes... including 'Display pdf in Browser'.

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This can be due to the particular browser that you are using. Look at the notes offered
on this page for your browser... & also read the help section at 3d above.

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A 'Document Status' error message appears when you open a 'pdf' file. This happens
every time you click on any topic for display. To make this error message disappear, go
into the Acrobat Reader window, & choose 'Edit'... & then 'Preferences'... & then select
'Startup' from the list on the left side. In the section called 'Opening Documents', make
sure to remove the tick from the box under... Display the Document Status Dialog for
'Secured Documents'. Make sure you only remove the tick from the 'Secured Documents'.
Then... hit the 'ok' button to finish. Do not close the Acrobat Reader window, as you will
need it to be open whilst browsing the SahajVidya web site.
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You may get the 'Information Bar message' which says "To help protect your security,
Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing an ActiveX control on your computer...
click here for options." You can do 1 of 2 things to solve this problem. As a temporary
measure you can click the Information Bar...& click also where it says... 'Install ActiveX
control' - but you will have to do it each time it shows. For a permanent solution, do the
following: Go to 'Tools/Internet Options/Security/Custom Level' now scroll down to 'ActiveX
controls & Plugins' & under 'Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls' choose 'ENABLE'.
Hey presto... no more annoying Information Bar messages for ActiveX content.
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When you click on a link, no document appears, but all you get is a blank white space.
This can happen when you are running version 4 of Acrobat Reader. The solution in this
case is to upgrade your version of Acrobat Reader to version 5. See note 5f below.
If you are not running version 4, then another possible solution might be to go to...
'Detect & Repair' in the 'Help' menu in the Acrobat Reader window... or ultimately if
this does not work, try re-installing the latest version of Acrobat Reader.

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It can happen that there is sometimes a strange distortion of the Fonts used on the site.
An important adjustment that you can make is to set your computer to update your
'visited websites' automatically. Go to Tools > Internet Options > General > Temporary
Internet Files > Settings > 'Check for newer versions of stored pages - set to
'Automatically'.
This way you will get the benefit of accessing newly corrected pages
immediately.
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   This is often due to 'selecting' the required Font size by the 'relative' description
instead of by the absolute one, and is really an issue for the web site coordinator to
sort out.
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4.  Content
 
 
   This item may be accessed from the HomePage... top left corner... & does not need
repeating here.
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  A time to pause & perhaps reflect... & also to maybe review the situation thus far.
This web site is based on a database containing much of what Shri Mataji has said over
the many years... & which was started on 23rd November 1996... almost 7 years ago now.
The work has been almost continuous, & is now approaching the completion of it's first stage.
   In looking back over the growth of this project it becomes apparent that the approach,
& the methods employed have also grown... as indeed has no doubt the compiler also. It
can be seen that the techniques& objectives have in their turn also expanded as time
progressed. The principle of remaining true to the original has remained constant... though
the extent of coverage & the amount of material included for the topic being at that
moment considered has grown... so that what was considered a sufficiently large item for
inclusion in the beginning... would now give way to a more abundant & exuberant entry.  
 It therefore becomes clear that the texts that are here included, are sometimes
maybe fuller on one occasion than on other occasions... & that the reader is therefore
encouraged to esearch for himself or herself the original tapes for a more complete &
full account of what was said on any particular occasion.
   The method in general was to sieve out all material pertaining to the subject in hand &
to re-assemble that material, together with material obtained from other tapes...
ensuring that there was always a common subject matter... & to thus arrive at a more
rounded & fuller account of what Shri Mataji has said on the chosen subject... whilst
maintaining the original source references. It follows therefore that these are not to be
regarded in the normal way as 'word for word verbatim extracts' from our Mother's talks...
but more as a 'compilation of parts' from many talks... to reveal the more complete story.  
 When using this material... if it is printed or otherwise used 'as supplied', or with some
reference to it's source... then there should no difficulties as regards the use of the
contents of this web ite to further promote & maintain the purity of the teachings of
Sahaja Yoga... & of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - which is after all, in our heart of hearts,
what all of us must be desiring.
Jai Shri Mataji

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Consideration is being given to the possibility of adding a search engine... whenever a
suitable one can be discovered... as the amount of material is getting quite large - &
some assistance in locating the required files is somehow desirable.
   There is though just one other consideration... for those who feel that maybe
researching & preparing notes for lectures etc... is the aim... & that is the one of
spontaneity... in delivery perhaps - maybe it is better not to 'prepare' too rigidly our
subject matter... but better to be in a possibly more surrendering mood when talking
to others... & thereby allow the Divine to more easily influence our delivery.
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5.  Browsers
 
  5a. Internet Explorer 6 & 7............. http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/
 

This site was designed initially alongside Internet Explorer 6, so there should be few
problems. However it may be necessary to check & adjust where necessary your settings...
such as the size of font used for display in the Explorer window. Also having too many
toolbars selected may reduce the area available for viewing, resulting in the loss of the
bottom of the pages.   News is that Microsoft have decided to halt development of this
browser as a stand alone application. It will continue as an integral part of future
releases of Windows. Now we have Internet Explorer 7 & a few new problems to overcome.
Firstly you may again get the 'Information Bar message' which says "To help protect
your security, Internet Explorer stopped this site from installing an ActiveX control on
your computer... click here for options". Here you can do 1 of 2 things. As a temporary
measure you can click the Information Bar... & click also where it says... 'Install ActiveX
control' - but you will have to do it each time it shows. For a permanent solution, do the
following: Go to 'Tools/Internet Options/Security/Custom Level' now scroll down to 'ActiveX
controls & Plugins' & under 'Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls' choose 'ENABLE'.
Hey presto... no more annoying Information Bar messages for ActiveX content.

Finally
Go to "http://www.java.com" & get the Free Java Download. Problem then disappears.

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    Amongst the new security features for Internet Explorer, that comes with SP2 update,
there is one which you may come across whilst browsing this site. It's purpose is simply to
protect your computer against possible unauthorised interference, by computer hackers who
gain access via the Web. It is not required here & can be turned off.

    When you click on a 'Link' in this SahajVidya web site, an 'Information Bar' notice
may appear saying 'Did you notice the Information Bar?' - Look for the 'Information Bar'
near the top of your browser, which appears just below the address bar, & runs right
across the Explorer window. It is to alert you to a file being downloaded from the web
to your computer. As you have just requested this file to be downloaded, you can now
click on this bar... & then click on 'Allow blocked content'. [Note - Do not use the same
message that appears in the space created by the missing file, as this does not work
properly, but use the message that appears immediately below the address bar. If you
have used this 2nd message instead, there is no harm done - just use the correct one
next time]    Go to Internet Explorer, Tools menu & click on Internet Options. Click the
Security tab, & then click on 'TRUSTED SITES' icon. Now click on the 'Sites' button just
below the row of Icons to the right. Then under the 'Add this Web site to the Zone' type
the Web address http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk    or https://www.sahajvidya.org.uk
The additional 's' in the 2nd scenario signifies that it must be a secure connection... if that
is your wish.
   Now you can carry on browsing the SahajVidya Web site at your leisure.

   One late breaking news item is that it seems that there are reports that the SP2
update has one or two unexpected consequences. It has been found that following
installation of SP2 it becomes necessary to re-install some of your other 'applications'
with an XP update/upgrade. This will be discovered when some features of your other
'Apps' seem to suddenly disappear or fail to work.
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  5b. Netscape Navigator 7.2............. http://home.netscape.com
 

This is a good browser, but has it seems a limited life remaining as far as future
development is concerned.   Go to 'View'... 'Show/Hide'... & switch off any unnecessary
toolbars to make for best display.   Go to 'View'... 'TextZoom'... & make sure it is set
at 100% (Original Size)   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Appearance'... 'Fonts'... &
make sure there is a tick beside 'Allow documents to use other fonts'.
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Appearance'... 'Colours'... & select 'Always use the
colours & background specified by the web page'.
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Navigator'... 'Helper Applications'... & ensure there
is a tick beside 'Always use the Netscape Plug-in Finder service (PFS) to get Plug-ins'
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Advanced'... 'Cache'... & select 'when the page is out
of date', & place a tick beside 'Prefetch web pages.
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Advanced'... 'Scripts & Plug-ins'... & make sure there
is a tick beside 'Enable JavaScript for Navigator'.
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Privacy & Security'... 'Popup Windows'... ensure there
is a tick against 'Block unrequested popup windows'.
   Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Navigator'... & here you may wish to insert the
following url as your chosen Homepage:
http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk/SV_Web/SahajVidya/0__1_SahajVidya_HP/001_HOMEPAGE_GMF.htm
   This will save time if you regularly browse the SahajVidya website. See also
'StartPage Guard' which is a small program to protect your browser Homepage from being
hacked or changed without your consent. You can download it from the SahajVidya Tools
page, or by clicking here.   Complete by hitting the 'OK' button.

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  5c. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7............. http://www.mozilla.org
 

This browser is practically the same as Netscape Navigator, but has much more
development built in for the future.
   Go to 'View'... 'Sidebar'... & deselect all to get best view.
   Go to 'Tools'... 'Options'... 'General'... 'Home Page'... here you may wish to insert
the following url as your chosen Homepage:
http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk/SV_Web/SahajVidya/0__1_SahajVidya_HP/001_HOMEPAGE_GMF.htm
   This will save time if you regularly browse the SahajVidya website. See also
'StartPage Guard' which is a small program to protect your browser Homepage from being
hacked or changed without your consent. You can download it from the SahajVidya Tools page
, or by clicking here.   Go to 'Tools'... 'Options'... 'General'... 'Fonts & Colours'... &
here you should ensure that there is no tick beside 'Always use my:' Fonts or Colours.
   Go to 'Tools'.. 'Options'.. 'Web Features'.. & make sure there is a tick beside..
'Block Popup Windows'& 'Enable Java & Javascript'.
   Click on 'OK' to finish.

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  5d. Opera ............. http://www.opera.com
 

At present there are 3 versions available for assessment here... Opera 5 & Opera 7 &
now Opera 9.   OPER
A 5
    Opera 5 seems to work the better of the two... (i.e. v.5 or v.7) with fewer glitches.
It is quite fast.    Opera 5 - go to 'View' & set 'Hotlist-off'; 'Button bar-simple';
'Status bar-off'; 'Window bar-off'; 'Address bar-top'. Also ensure there is a tick beside
'Scroll bars'.   Opera 5 - go to 'File'... 'Preferences'... 'File types'... & select
'Application/pdf'... and hit the 'Edit' button. Select 'Show with plug-in'.. & 'Acrobat
Reader'.   Whilst in this section, you can also check that the 2 'flash' settings are ok...
select 'Application/future splash - swf'... hit the 'Edit button' & choose... 'Show with Plugin'
& 'Shockwave Flash'. Now select 'Application/x-shockwave-flash - swf'... & hit
the 'Edit button... & select'... 'Show with Plugin' & 'Shockwave Flash'. Hit the 'OK'
button.
   Opera 5 - go to 'File'... 'Preferences'... 'Plugins'... make sure there is a tick beside
'Enable Plugins' & 'Enable JavaScript'... & also... 'Enable Java'... & now hit
the 'Find plugins' button. To complete... hit the 'Apply' button... and/or the 'OK' button.
The pdf files should now display correctly.

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 Opera 7 is the newer incarnation, & takes a bit of getting used to at first. It is also
quite fast. It has the option for small screen viewing, needed for the recent development
in mobile phones. You will need to turn this off, to be able to view the web pages normally
on your computer terminal. Go to 'View' & untick 'Small screen'.
   Opera 7 - go to 'File'... 'Quick Preferences'... & place a tick against 'Enable Java' &
'enable JavaScript' & also 'enable plug-ins'.
   Opera 7 - go to 'View' & set 'Hotlist-off'; 'Main bar-top'; 'Status bar-off'; 'Personal
bar-off'; 'Page bar-off'; 'Address bar-top'; 'Navigation bar-off' - you can choose to
turn any back on later if you wish. This will give more room for the displayed pages.
Alternatively you can right click on any bar & choose 'off'. Also now place a tick beside
Scroll bars.   Opera 7 - Go to 'File'... 'Preferences'... 'Toolbars & menus'... find
'Progress bar' & set to 'off'.   Opera 7 - Go to 'File'... 'Preferences'... 'Multimedia'...
& ensure there is a tick beside 'enable plug-ins' & 'enable JavaScript' & also
'Enable Java'.   Opera 7 - Go to 'File'... 'Preferences'... 'File Types'... make sure
there is a tick beside 'Hide file types opened with Opera'; now select 'application/pdf'
& hit 'Edit'. Now select 'use plug-in'& see that it says 'Adobe Acrobat'. Hit the OK
button.   Whilst here, check that the following settings are also ok... select
'Application/future splash - swf'.. hit the 'Edit button' & choose... 'Show with Plugin'
& 'Shockwave Flash'. Now select 'Application/x-shockwave-flash - swf'... & hit the
'Edit button... & select'... 'Show with Plugin' & 'Shockwave Flash'. Hit the 'OK' button.
The pdf files will now display properly. Exit by hitting the 'Apply' button & then the 'OK'
button.   Opera 7 - There is a small glitch with this browser. When you resize the
browser window... either by maximising or restoring... the smaller side frames do not
resize automatically... but you have to hit the 'Reload' button. This problem only exists
with Opera 7... the earlier Opera 5 is ok.
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   Opera 9 is the latest version to arrive.
   Go to 'View'... 'Toolbars'... & remove all unnecessary toolbars to make for best
viewing of the SahajVidya website.
   Go to 'Tools'... 'Preferences'... 'General'... & here you may wish to insert the
following url as your chosen Homepage:
http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk/SV_Web/SahajVidya/0__1_SahajVidya_HP/001_HOMEPAGE_GMF.htm
   This will save time if you regularly browse the SahajVidya website, & of course choose
'Start with Home Page'. Whilst here you may also wish to 'Block Popups'.
   See also 'StartPage Guard' which is a small program to protect your browser Homepage
from being hacked or changed without your consent. You can download it from the
SahajVidya Tools page, or by clicking here. Whilst
   Go to 'Tools'... 'Preferences'... 'Advanced'... 'Content'... & Enable... Javascript,
Java & Plugins.   Go to 'Tools'... 'Preferences'... 'Advanced'... 'Downloads'... place a
tick beside 'Hide file types opened with Opera' & now select 'application/pdf' & hit 'Edit'.
Now select 'use plug-in' & see that it says 'Adobe Acrobat'. Hit the OK button.
   Whilst here, check that the following settings are also ok...
select firstly 'Application/future splash - swf'... hit the 'Edit button' & choose...
'Show with Plugin'& 'Shockwave Flash'. Now select 'Application/x-shockwave-flash - swf'..
& hit the 'Edit button... & select'... 'Show with Plugin' & 'Shockwave Flash'. Hit the 'OK'
button. The pdf files will now display properly. Exit by hitting the 'Apply' button & then
the 'OK' button.

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   To get the maximum enjoyment from the facilities built in to this site, which try to
avoid any static repetitive displays, you should ensure that you have Javascript turned on.
This will ensure that the built-in Rotator tool will be working... & that as a result you
will see a different file or picture displayed each time you visit any given page. Whichever
browser you use, you will need Javascript turned on.

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  5f. Acrobat Reader   http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html
 

This is a free Reader that will enable you to open & read pdf files... & also to print them.
Make sure you have version 5 of the Acrobat Reader or later. If you have version 4, you
may well find that the documents that you select do not open, & all you get is a blank
white space. The solution could simply be to upgrade to a later version. To operate
correctly, you need to make sure of some settings. So first decide which version you have
& then go to the corresponding section below.
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  Acrobat Reader Version 5.0 
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'General'... 'Accessibility'... & under 'Colour
Scheme' choose 'Use colours specified in the document'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Full Screen'... & place a tick beside 'Escape
Key Exits'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'JavaScript'... & ensure that there is a tick beside
'Enable Acrobat JavaScript'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Options'... & under 'Web Browser Options' and
make sure there is a tick in all 4 boxes... including 'Display pdf in Browser'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Startup'. In the section called 'Opening Documents',
make sure to remove the tick from the box under... Display the Document Status
Dialog for 'Secured Documents'. Make sure you only remove the tick from the
'Secured Documents'. Then... hit the 'ok' button to finish. Do not close the
Acrobat Reader window, as you will need it to be open whilst browsing
the SahajVidya web site.

 

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   Acrobat Reader Version 6.0 & 7.0 
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Full Screen'... & place a tick beside 'Escape
Key Exits'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Internet'... & under 'Web Browser Options' and
make sure there is a tick in all boxes... including 'Display pdf in Browser'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'JavaScript'... & ensure that there is a tick beside
'Enable Acrobat JavaScript'.
Go to 'Edit'... 'Preferences'... 'Startup'. In the section called 'Opening Documents',
make sure to remove the tick from the box under... Display the Document Status
Dialog for 'Secured Documents'. Make sure you only remove the tick from the
'Secured Documents'. Then... hit the 'ok' button to finish. Do not close the
Acrobat Reader window, as you will need it to be open whilst browsing
the SahajVidya web site.

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There is a small program called "Acrobat Reader Speedup" contained in a zip file which
will, together with it's associated files greatly speed up the opening of pdf files in
Acrobat, whichever version you are running. This will result in much speedier display of
files in the SahajVidya web pages, & is recommended for a more enjoyable experience
whilst browsing this site.
   To find this file, go to 'Tools' in the SahajVidya section at the bottom right hand
corner of the HomePage & click on 'Acrobat Reader Speedup'. Download this file as a
WinZip file & paste it into a new folder calling it something like 'Acrobat Reader Speedup
Files', alongside your Acrobat Reader folder, & extract all the files.
   Then run the file called 'Reader SpeedUp.exe' & follow the instructions.
It might help to first read the 'ReadMe.txt' file to understand a little bit what you
are doing. Alternatively, you can click on the Download link above.

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The Home Page that you set in your browser can sometimes change without warning.
This can easily be prevented by downloading & running a small program called
'StartPage Guard' in which you paste the url of your chosen web site.
This means that you will always have your browser opening with the site you wish, & not
what someone else wants.
   To get this file, go to 'Tools' in the SahajVidya section at the bottom right hand
corner of the HomePage & click on 'SP Guard' or use the link above.
   For your convenience, in case you may wish to use the SahajVidya website as your
chosen Home page in your browser, the url to paste into the StartPage Guard is given here: 
http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk/SV_Web/SahajVidya/0__1_SahajVidya_HP/001_HOMEPAGE_GMF.htm 
or more simply:
    http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk

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   5i. Anti-Virus Protection ............. http://www.grisoft.com  

   This site is protected by an Anti-Virus program... which is constantly updated.
There seems to be a very big increase in activity of viruses recently... & if you
do not have protection... & have so far got away with it... please think again... &
install a reliable anti-virus program.   If you send e-mails that are infected they
will get deleted without even being read... so do take the trouble to get anti-virus
protection.   There is a very good product that is, believe it or not, free for
personal use. The company relies on good reviews from private users to introduce it
to their work places for commercial use... so it's a marketing ploy, that we can
take advantage of. In a recent review by Internet Advisor, this product came out
top of the list. It provides free unlimited updates.   The address is www.grisoft.com
& the product is AVG Antivirus.
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Are the PDF files opening properly inside your browser?? - They should do!
(PDF files are the Topics or subject documents that comprise the bulk of this site).
Do you have trouble with pdf files littering your desktop - refusing to open tidily
inside the browser of your choice? or too many windows opening when browsing this
site? Well... NOW YOU NO LONGER NEED TO SUFFER! If you use any of these
browsers?... Mozilla; Opera; Safari; Firefox; Netscape Then read on... we have
some good news for you... Some research has recently been done... into finding out
why there was this problem in some browsers. Now the good news is that the
solution has been found - with some very simple tweaks, you can now get your
browser operating the way you want.
This works well with:
Internet Explorer 6 - the most popular browser... used to design this site - no
problem here. Netscape Navigator - the second most popular browser.
Mozilla Firefox - the third most popular browser.
Opera - less popular.
Safari - less popular.
Netscape Communicator - this remains the sole browser which fails to work as
desired. If you are using this program, then it is suggested that you change to
another rowser... because now all the others can be made to operate correctly.
(The necessary file is called a plugin & is named: nppdf32.dll - it is installed by
Acrobat to the browser's plugin folder).
Here you will need to click on 'The Solution', below to continue to read the
instructions.
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   THE SOLUTION
FIRST OF ALL - MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR ENTIRE SYSTEM & DATA FILES
- no responsibility accepted for any problems... ok?   If you need to... get an
expert with computers to make the adjustments for you. The solution is simple...
really. Just follow these instructions carefully. All we are going to do is simply to 1.
Close your Browser 2. Open Acrobat   3. Deselect 'Display PDF in browser'
4. Close & then restart Acrobat & finally 5. Reselect 'Display PDF in browser'.
That's all... your browser will now work perfectly. So now in more detail...
Step 1. First... close ALL your browsers!
(There is no need to reboot at this stage, but if you do experience difficulties,
you can re-follow these instructions& perform a reboot at this point... & then do
not open your browser) Step 2. Make sure you have only 1 version of Adobe Acrobat
on your computer - if you have more, uninstall all of them in Control Panel. (
At this stage it is useful, I have found, to clean the registry, using a Registry
Cleaner, to remove all the junk that is left over). Reboot, & now reinstall just 1
of the Acrobat Reader programs... & jump to step '4'. Step 3. If you have only
the 1 version of Acrobat, you can ignore step '2' above. Now open Acrobat
Reader... & go to 'Edit' > 'Preferences'. Select 'Internet' & remove the tick from
'Display PDF in browser'. Click on 'OK' & close Acrobat... & reboot. NEARLY THERE!
Step 4. Open Acrobat once more, & again go to 'Edit' > 'Preferences'. Select
'Internet' & this time add a tick beside 'Display PDF in browser'... & click on 'OK'.
Step 5. Finally, once more, in 'Edit' > 'Preferences', go to 'Startup' & remove the
tick beside 'Display Splash Screen'& 'OK'.
Now when you open your browser, it will work just the way you always wanted.
There remain a few adjustments inside your browser to make sure it fully works
the way you want. So, again click on Adjusting your Browser to continue reading.

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ADJUSTING YOUR BROWSER
Whichever browser you choose, you may wish to make some or all of the following tweaks:
• The first time that you use your browser to view the SahajVidya web site, you
will find that you may need once more to re-install the Acrobat Reader Speedup files
that you set up before.• Also in some browsers, a message pops up that says:
"One or more pdf documents are open inside a web browser. If you exit Acrobat now,
those documents will be closed. Are you sure you want to exit?" Be ready for this.
  You will have the choice to... Exit or Cancel. Choose Cancel. (If you delay too long in responding, the process will
expire... & you will have to start all over again from step 1).
• You may wish to create a bookmark, or indeed set your Home page to SahajVidya.
(the url for this is:  http://www.sahajvidya.org.uk)
• The web site was designed with a medium sized font or text size. When it is
opened in a browser, this text size displays sometimes as smaller than intended,
sometimes larger, depending on the browser used. In all cases, there is a place
where it is possible to set the text viewed to a larger or smaller size... to suit
individual preferences.• If you decide later on to install a new or different browser,
or indeed to re-install your current browser... then you might possibly find that
the pdf files once again fail to open inside the browser. In this case you will need
to once again... 1. close the browser 2. open Acrobat 3. remove 'Display pdf in
browser' 4. close Acrobat & possibly reboot 5. Now open Acrobat & set
'Display pdf in browser' again. In this case you will again need to be ready for
the pop up essage, asking to either, Exit or Cancel. Choose 'Cancel'.

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Note... this FAQ section will remain under review... & will be added to as & when
new & helpful solutions are found.