Hints & Tips
Elements of the Pages
Navigating the MenusThe menu system works in a similar fashion to the standard Windows menus. As the mouse pointer moves over the main options in the menu bar, boxes showing sub-options appear below the menu bar. Moving the mouse pointer over these sub-options will in turn cause boxes with sub-sub options to appear to the right of each sub-option and so on. As the mouse pointer moves over a menu option, the text of the option is highlighted : left clicking the mouse on a highlighted option selects it. To help with mouse movement, there is a delay of one second after moving the mouse pointer off a menu box before it collapses.
Using the keyboard, pressing the tab key cycles through the menu options: pressing the enter key activates an option. The ‘Site Map’ option shows all menu options laid out in a more accessible manner.
The same menu appears on all pages so that you can get to any page from any page, and can always go back to the start by selecting home
Help FeaturesTooltips: These are small windows with helpful information which are displayed then the mouse hovers over parts of a page which have been specifed to display them. Move your mouse pointer over 'Tooltips' at the beginning of this paragraph for an example.
Information Icons: Where you see this icon, hovering the mouse pointer over it will display helpful information in a small popup window. Try it!
Help Windows: Small popup windows similar to the information icon popup may also be displayed where appropriate to give expanded information. Try hovering the mouse pointer over the contents of the footer bar at the bottom of this page for examples.
Links to Other Web PagesLinks are text or images on the pages which will take you another page on this website (or others). You can recognise text links by their style and colour, e.g. italics. Depending on the settings of your browser, text links may also appear underlined, e.g. underlined link.
When you tab to a link or hover the mouse pointer over it, it becomes active, indicated by the link text being higlighted and/or the mouse pointer changing to a 'hand' symbol. (Try it with the 'italics' example above!)
A left click of the mouse or pressing Enter on the keyboard while the link is active will follow the link, i.e. display the page it links to.
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