Surf3D - Frequently Asked Questions

I installed Surf3D in the suggested location. But where is it? (FAQ-text only)

Screensaver Settings (with Image)
Screensaver Editor (with Image)

  • How does the Surf3D Screensaver work? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Randomize Timer? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Force Chain True Timer? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is Caption Enable? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is Password Enable? (FAQ-text only)

    Main Toolbar Controls (with Image)

  • What does each Toolbar icon control on the main graphic display window do? (FAQ-text only)

    Seeing saved web displays on the screensaver is nice, but how do I make it go online as a screensaver? (FAQ-text only)

    Action Actions Configuration (with Image)

  • WARNING on hard drive memory usage (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I get rid of collected picture and text files I do not want? (FAQ-text only) (House cleaning)

    Go from Screensaver to Editor (with Image)

  • How can I open the Surf3d Editor Module? (FAQ-text only)

    How do I use an Agent online while in the Editor? (FAQ-text only)

    Simple use agents (FAQ-text only)

    More complex use agents (FAQ-text only)

    How to modify the BBC agent (FAQ-text only)

    How do I best view the graphical display? (FAQ-text only)

    3D Display Controls (with Image)
    Display Domain Coloring (with Image)
    Display Window (with Image)

  • How do I set up the Captions for an Agent? (FAQ-text only) (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I navigate the 3D view display from the supplied agents or from a new cyberspace display that is created while I run (or continue running) an agent? (FAQ-text only)
  • How can I highlight any particular cyberspace node? (FAQ-text only)
  • Once I have highlighted a cyberspace page node in the display, how do I open the browser to that web page? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I modify a graphical cyberspace view (simple)? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I modify a graphical cyberspace view (complex)? (FAQ-text only)
  • How can I navigate, track and stay locked on the current node being evaluated while the search is being run? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I navigate the 3D view display using flight simulator mode? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I hide the graphical cyberspace network display while running an Agent? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I customize the color coding of the graphical display to match certain URLs or URL titles? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel KEY section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel ZOOM (and Display type) section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel GRID section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel ROTATION section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel CONNECTOR section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel NODE section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Display control panel METRIC RANGE section for? (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Bar Graph Controls: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Digit Size control slider: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the View Angle control slider: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Vista Control slider: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Tracking checkbox: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Fan Ring checkbox: (FAQ-text only)
  • Using the Solid Floor checkbox: (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I use the Cloaking controls? (FAQ-text only)

    Agent Search (with Image)

  • How do I modify an Agent to search for something I want? (and) How do I customize the main Agent Search set-up window? (FAQ-text only)
  • AND/OR line keywords: (FAQ-text only)
  • Metric channel word counts: (FAQ-text only)
  • Number extraction: (FAQ-text only)
  • Text sentence extraction: (FAQ-text only)
  • Capturing pictures and files: (FAQ-text only)

    Authoring Agents (with Image)
    Agent Search Setup (with Image)
    Agent Readme (with Image)
    Formatting the Report (with Image)
    Report Hits (with Image)
    Report Hit with Graphics (with Image)

  • How do I create my own agent from scratch (simple)? (FAQ-text only)
  • 1. Set up your Search terms: (FAQ-text only)
  • 2. Check your Report format settings: (FAQ-text only)
  • 3. Check your Network Options: (FAQ-text only)
  • 4. Check your Agent Configuration: (FAQ-text only)
  • 5. Save the agent module: (FAQ-text only)
  • 6. Run the Agent Module: (FAQ-text only)
  • 7. Didn’t do anything? Troubleshooting: (FAQ-text only)

    Network Options Setup (with Image)

  • What are the different Network Options? (FAQ-text only)
  • Operations settings, and what do they each mean, and when do I need to use them? (FAQ-text only)
  • Confine Search to Basic URL Names (FAQ-text only)
  • Use Cache if the Network Fails (FAQ-text only)
  • Force Origin Server (FAQ-text only)
  • Force Reload and Add to Cache (FAQ-text only)
  • Disable Cookies (FAQ-text only)
  • Include Text Based URL’s (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Maximum Subdirectory limit mean in the Network Options panel, and when should I set it to other than "no limit"? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the Initial Referrer line in the Network Options panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • What is the I.D. line mean in the Network Options panel? (FAQ-text only)

    Agent Actions Configuration (with Image)
    Email Alerts Set up (with Image)

  • How do I set up different agent Start conditions in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • What are the different Early Finish settings in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I set up different agent Finish conditions in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I set up picture and/or file Capture and Acquire preferences in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I limit the number of web page nodes to be searched in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I use the RETRY scheduling function in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I set up the agent Final Actions in the Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I set up the agent Email alerts in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)
  • What are other Final Actions in the agent Configuration panel? (FAQ-text only)

    Agent Chaining (with Image)

  • How can I use the agent Chaining feature in the Configuration Panel? (advanced users only) (FAQ-text only)
  • Do chained agents preserve Password protection? (FAQ-text only)

    Cursor Highlight Controls (with Image)

  • What are the Cull Nodes controls, and how do I use them? (FAQ-text only)
  • How do I Cull the Number of Titles to be displayed? (FAQ-text only)
  • When using the Cursor Position slider, how can I more easily open the browser to the highlighted web page node online (without using the keyboard)? (FAQ-text only)

    Search Navigation and Operations (with Image)

  • How exactly does Surf3D execute its Online Search? (advanced users only) (FAQ-text only)

    Is there any Spyware in Surf3D? (FAQ-text only)

    When will version Surf3D 1.0 be released? (FAQ-text only)

    Where can I see a concise list of all of Surf3D’s features?

    When I press the L key (lower case) on the keyboard, a Log window opens – what is this for? (FAQ-text only)

    What additional features will Surf3D 1.0 contain? (FAQ-text only)

    Will Surf3D 1.0 provide an API (Applications Programmer Interface) to customize new display types? (FAQ-text only)

    What are Surf3D’s current limitations? (FAQ-text only)

    Is there a professional version of Surf3D for Intranets and enterprise use? (FAQ-text only)

    My question hasn’t been answered here in this F.A.Q. How do I contact you to ask it? (FAQ-text only)

    I have found a bug in the software! Who do I report it to? (FAQ-text only)

    I would like to offer some suggestions. Who do I email? (FAQ-text only)

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