THIS IS THE HELP PAGE

The following notes are provided to help you, as the user, to get the best out of this site
It may not always be apparent what is intended by the author

These notes are an attempt to make things a little clearer
This site is very graphically intensive, meaning lots and lots of pictures

If you are on a Dial Up service some pages may take some time to load. Please be patient

If you are running Windows XP the recommended resolution is 1024 x 768

If you are running Windows 7 the recommended resolution is 1280 x 1024

 

It is  very important  to be in the correct resolution to get the best display of the pictures

 

Instructions as to how to change your screen resolution in XP are available here

Changing resolution in Windows 7 is a slightly different procedure. Consult Windows 7 help pages

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~~~~~   PICTURES   ~~~~~

This site is constantly being altered and updated. Therefore if you wish to check if you are viewing the
most recent page, press key F5 when you are viewing any page. If you do not do this, you may be looking
at a page which has been taken from the "cache" on your computer, and subsequently may have been updated
recently by me, but you may be viewing an old page. There are options within browsers to force an update of
pages every time you start your browser but the instructions for that are beyond the scope of these help
pages. If you are interested in doing this consult the help pages within your browser or contact me.

Pictures now display in pop up boxes, so it is even more important to set your screen resolution to 1024 x 768 or
higher to get the fullest enjoyment from the images. You can always change your resolution back again after you
leave this web site. If you land in difficulties, please do not hesitate to get in touch via any of the Email "links" available.

Pictures will open in a pop up box which can be moved around the screen.
Pop up boxes should be closed with the " close box" button available at the top right of the pop up box.

If you are experiencing problems in Internet Explorer with the 'Pop Ups', which are used extensively on this site,
consider changing your browser to Firefox or, for a fix in Internet Explorer, go to Tools / Internet Options... / Advanced,
scroll to bottom and tick 'Allow active content to run on files on My Computer'. 
Click Here for screenshot.

Not immediately apparent to the user, is a facility within the site to move between pages quickly. If you 'hover'
with the cursor over the right on the large red writing of  'KEITH'  at the top of any page, you will see some
'hover text' which will inform you of what page comes next if you 'left' click. Alternatively, 'hovering' over
the left of the large red writing will inform you of the page available which, if you left click, takes you back
to. Look on the 'KEITH' writing as being split down the middle. This facility allows you to speedily get to a
desired page. Pages where it is not sensible to go forward or back will only have the facility to go to a
dedicated page e.g. the 'Home' page. Alternatively you can use the 'Fast Access' button on the 'Home' page which
will take to a screen with all the page buttons available. Greyed out buttons mean they are not in operation yet.

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~~~~~   CACHE   ~~~~~

The "cache" within your browser ( Internet Explorer or Firefox etc. ), is basically a holding point, saved for later use, for text
and images that you have previously viewed when on the Internet. The "cache" is saved automatically to the Hard Drive of your computer
and is not lost when you shut off. If you subsequently return to a previously viewed page, the browser will automatically retrieve the
text and images from the "cache" of your browser. This saves a tremendous amount of time in downloading large pages, especially if you
are on a Dial Up connection, since the text and images will be retrieved from the "cache".

It makes sense then, to configure the "cache" to a realistic level in relation to memory and disc space available on your system. An option
to do this exists within the browser and is usually accessed from a "Tools" drop down menu from within the browser. For example in Internet
Explorer drop down the "Tools" menu and click on "Internet Options". A small page will be displayed with various tabs. Click on the tab labelled
"General" if it is not already open, and then click on Temporary Internet Files " Settings". Options available within here are obvious and
experiment with the settings to reach a point which suits your system. Movement of the slider to the right uses up more disk space.

BE AWARE - The "cache" is updated by pressing Ctrl and F5. This forces a complete page update relative to the page you
are viewing. In most browsers the "cache" can be manually emptied. If you configure too large a "cache", it will slow
down your machine considerably. Various changes to memory cards and software can cause the "cache" to be lost
which will incur longer loading times for pages until the "cache" is built up again.
 

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~~~~~   BUTTONS   ~~~~~

Green Button - Indicates an active button and by clicking on this button you will be transported to a page/s relevant to the text on the button.

Grey Button - Indicates that this button is not active. Additional accompanying text and 'hover' text may give extra information.

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~~~~~   LINKS   ~~~~~

Any blue text which is underlined, is normally a "link" to another page.
This will be indicated by the pointer turning to a hand, when the pointer is over the underlined text.

Any picture which displays a hand when the pointer is over it, indicates a link to a possible larger picture.

If you "hover" with the pointer, for a second or two, over any text or picture which, if it is a 'link' will then display a hand,
then further information can sometimes be revealed, in the form of on screen text. This text could give information about the
'link', but will only be on screen for a short time.

Left clicking at that point will take you to the picture or page that the link is connected to.

Pictures will open in a pop up box which can be moved around the screen.
Pop up boxes should be closed with the " close box" button available at the top right of the pop up box.

Use the "Scroll Bar" at the right of the page to scroll up and down within the page.
Entries are restricted to 5 per page to control the amount of scrolling required.

To return to the page you came from, within the site, always "Left Click" on the " Back" button in the top left corner of your browser
or press a combination of the Alt key + Left Arrow or "Left Click" on any green button, if available, like below.

If you press the " Close'' window button at the top right corner of your browser, you will drop out of the "Tour of Keith".

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~~~~~   E-MAIL   ~~~~~

The service to allow you to directly access E-mail addresses on these pages, by clicking on them, which started up your Email program
automatically, has been reinstated on most pages, on a trial basis. The service was withdrawn temporarily due to excessive 'Spamming'
and 'Junk' mail. When you now click on any underlined lined text inviting you to Email , you will be presented with a pop-up, which
will prompt you to type the code, which is shown, into the box. Once you have typed in the code, click on O.K. and your Email program
will start with the 'Send to address ' and the 'Subject' already in place. If you type the code in wrong, the "Send to" Email address
which appears in your mailer will be wrong, and the Email, if sent, is more than likely to be returned to you ( i.e. bounced ). If you
realise, before you click on O.K., that the code is wrong, simply close the box and start again. This system gives a level of protection
for your E-mail address and also other E-mail address's including mine, with a process of encryption.

If you are only seeing part of the code box for E-mailing proceed as follows - When the box appears, move your mouse pointer into the bar
at the top of the box which contains the close box symbol and the minimize symbol. Avoid these symbols and position the pointer on an empty
part within the bar, left click the mouse and holding down, drag the whole box to where you want it and then release the left mouse button.
Alternatively, position your mouse pointer exactly on the bottom right corner of the box until a 45 degree angle two way arrow appears.
With the arrow still showing left click the mouse and holding down, drag the corner which will enlarge the box to what you want.

Caution :- If you are using a Web based E-mail system like Yahoo, AOL etc., and a dedicated E-mail program such as Outlook Express is
not set up for use on your machine, the above system may try to start Outlook Express or similar programs, and you could find yourself
in difficulties. If this occurs, abort the procedure and use your usual system of E-mailing with your Web based system using the E-mail
addresses given, recognisable with the @ symbol. You will have to input the E-mail address you intend to use manually into the system
you use, since these E-mail addresses given are not "clickable" links.

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~~~~~   MAINTENANCE   ~~~~~

Essential maintenance has to be done on a regular basis.
This will incur this website www.tourofkeith.co.uk becoming unavailable for short periods at certain times.
A mirror of this web-site is at  www.tourofkeith.lozian.co.uk  as an alternative.
You are recommended to "bookmark" this mirror site for use in a maintenance situation when the  'tourofkeith.co.uk'  site may be unavailable.
This source also has regular maintenance schedules but the chances of both servers being on maintenance together is remote.
Your patience is appreciated at these times. Maintenance times do not normally exceed 60 mins in any one week.
 

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~~~~~   HELP   ~~~~~

 

Help is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a Spam Protected E-mail 'link' shown above

If you are using a Web based E-mail facility such as AOL ( America On Line ) or Yahoo or are having
difficulty using the above "link" please use your usual method of E-mailing using the E-mail address
shown below, with the Subject line of - Help

Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are having problems within the site or cannot access a particular page or facility

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All images on these pages, unless otherwise stated or unmarked, are Copyright Webmaster at  www.tourofkeith.co.uk
  and all images are protected with a steganographic message embedded in each picture.