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WebWhacker 4.0 for Macintosh
Q:  When browsing a whacked page, how can I tell if a link points to a page that has been whacked or not?
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  Move cursor over link; the Status line at the bottom of the browser will indicate the location of the page. If the link starts with http://, then the page has not been whacked. If the link starts with file:///, then the page has been whacked.
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Q:  How do I know if my computer is behind a firewall?
A:  If your Web browser is working correctly, you can look at its configuration to see if it is configured for a firewall. In Netscape Navigator, select Options / Network Preferences… then click on the Proxies tab. If No Proxies is selected, then your computer is not behind a firewall. If Manual Proxy Configuration is selected, you can click on View… to see the IP Address and Port Number of the proxy server. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, select Edit / Options… then click on the Proxy tab. If nothing is entered in the HTTP Proxy field, then your computer is not behind a firewall. Another way to determine if your computer is behind a firewall is to ask your Network Administrator.
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Q:  In WebWhacker, do the Proxy and Port fields have to be filled in?
A:  The Proxy and Port fields have to be filled in if your computer has to go through a Proxy server (firewall) to access the Web. If your Web browser is configured for a proxy server, then WebWhacker will have to be configured as well.
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Q:  What do I enter in WebWhacker as the proxy server?
A:  If your Web browser is configured with a proxy server, that same information must be entered into WebWhacker. If your Web browser is not configured for a proxy server, the proxy information in WebWhacker must also remain blank. To add the proxy server information to WebWhacker, select Options / Preferences… and click on the Whack Settings tab. Enter the IP Address and Port number of the proxy server in the specified fields.
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Q:  Where do the whacked files go?
A:  All whacked pages and objects go into the location you specified when you created the New Group. You should create a new folder every time you create a New Group.
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Q:  Why are the whacked files from different groups all stored in one folder?
A:  This occurs when you create a New Group and don’t create a new folder. Each New Group should be created in a separate folder. On the New Group dialog, click on New Folder and name the new folder the same name as the new group.
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Q:  Why can’t I whack a search results page?
A:  When you start a search from your Web browser, the Web server runs a program that returns the result of your search to your Web browser. That results page is not a separate HTML page stored on the Web server; it was created “on the fly” by the Web server search engine, and it may not be able to be defined using a URL. WebWhacker can only grab and whack pages that can be defined as a URL. However, a workaround is to copy selected links from the search results page to WebWhacker. You can easily do so by holding down the mouse button on the link and selecting Copy Link to Clipboard (in Internet Explorer) or Copy This Link Location (in Navigator). Then you can add the URL to WebWhacker by selecting Add / New URL… and pasting the URL by pressing F4 (or Command-V) in the New URL dialog.
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Q:  Why can’t I access the Apple Guide Help?
A:  System 7.0 and 7.1 did not come with support for Apple Guide. You can download an Apple Guide extension that does work with these OS versions from http://rampages.onramp.net/~stepup/GWT/GWTranslato r.html.
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Q:  My computer crashed while whacking and after restarting, it doesn't show what has been whacked. How do I retrieve the list of whacked files?
A:  First, quit WebWhacker. Then, using Finder, navigate to the folder containing the whacked Group. Rename the file that has the extension .bak (such as FFG.bak) to the same name with the extension .wwd (such as FFG.wwd). Now restart WebWhacker and you should see the contents of that group.
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