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speedbar


 •  What is the Speedbar?
 •  How do I install the Speedbar?
 •  How do I "uninstall" the My Way Speedbar?
 •  Will the Speedbar work with my Web browser?
 •  To find out what version your browser is, try this...
 •  What are the system requirements for installing the Speedbar?
 •  Does the Speedbar track where I go on the Internet?
 •  How can I feel safe knowing that the My Way Speedbar is not Spyware?
 
navigating


 •  Can I search the Web with the Speedbar?
 •  How do I check my My Way Email account?
 •  Can I hide the Speedbar on my browser?
 •  What does the "My Page" button do?

customizing


 •  How do I customize the Speedbar?
 •  How do I add or modify buttons on the Speedbar?
 •  How do I change the layout of the Speedbar?
 •  How do I add links to the Speedbar?

troubleshooting guide


 •  The Speedbar says, "Retrieving buttons from My Way..."
 •  I installed the Speedbar, but it does not appear. Why?
 •  I cannot find "Speedbar" in my Internet Explorer toolbars menu.
 •  The Speedbar was on my Internet Explorer browser but now it's gone. What happened?
 •  My browser says that I do not have the system requirements to install the Speedbar.
 •  My browser says "user certificate invalid" when I attempt to download the Speedbar.
 •  Internet Explorer says "current security setting prohibit running" when downloading the Speedbar.

 
general questions


What is the Speedbar?
The Speedbar is a tremendously powerful and totally customizable toolbar that installs directly onto your Web browser. Its design allows you to search from anywhere on the Web using the Internet's leading search providers (Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com and LookSmart). You also have the ability to add up to 200 of your own personalized links, while enjoying one-click access to the many areas of the My Way site – all with no banner ads, pop-ups or privacy concerns.

The Speedbar is free to download and free to use.
 
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How do I install the Speedbar?
It's simple! Visit the My Way home page and click "My Speedbar." Then follow the instructions to download and install the Speedbar.
 
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How do I "uninstall" the Speedbar?
You can easily uninstall the Speedbar using the instructions below:

 •   Close all open Web browsers
 •   From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
 •   Select "Add/Remove Programs"
 •   Select "My Way Speedbar"
 •   Click "Change/Remove"

Then just follow the simple instructions and the Speedbar will be uninstalled. Should you reopen your Web browser and still see the Speedbar, you may need to restart your computer for the uninstall process to be completed.

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Will the Speedbar work with my Web browser?
The Speedbar will work with the most recent versions of Internet Explorer. The Speedbar is fully compatible with Internet Explorer versions 5.0 and above. Unfortunately, the Speedbar is not yet compatible with the Netscape browser.

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To find out what version your browser is, try this:
Internet Explorer: Go to the Help menu located at the top of your browser. Select "About Internet Explorer." A box will appear that tells you what version you have.
 
Note to AOL Users: The Speedbar is designed for use with standard Web browsers and currently will not function within AOL's software or its built-in Web browser. However, you can use Speedbar on any supported browser you launch while you are connected to the Internet through AOL.
 
Note to WebTV Users: The Speedbar currently does not function with the WebTV interface.
 
Note to CompuServe Users: The Speedbar is designed for use with standard Web browsers and currently will not function with the browser supplied by CompuServe.
 
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What are the system requirements for installing the Speedbar?
The Speedbar is currently available for Windows 95, Windows 98, Window NT 4.0, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. The Speedbar software and cache require only 300k of disk space on the disk drive containing your windows directory (usually the C: drive). If you are currently able to run a supported Web browser on your computer, you should be able to install and run the Speedbar. In particular, your Web browser and the Speedbar require a 486 or newer, compatible processor, 16 MB of RAM, VGA display (SVGA is recommended), a mouse or similar pointing device, and Internet access.
 
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Does the Speedbar track where I go on the Internet?
No, the Speedbar does not monitor or report back to My Way with information about where you are traveling when you leave the My Way service or what you do on other Web sites.
 
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How can I feel safe knowing the Speedbar is not "spyware"?
The following should help clarify that the Speedbar is NOT spying on you and that we take guarding your privacy seriously.

 •  The Speedbar DOES NOT track, collate or aggregate any information about a user when the user is NOT on the My Way service.
 •  The Speedbar DOES NOT collect information stored on your user system and DOES NOT upload information from your computer system to My Way.
 •  The Speedbar IS subject to My Way's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
 •  The Speedbar can be uninstalled from the "Add/Remove Programs" Control Panel. Once uninstalled, all of the Speedbar's registry settings that hook the Speedbar into your Web browser are deleted. It is also safe to delete the Speedbar's executable code without uninstalling the Speedbar. The Speedbar's executable code is (by default) installed in a sub-directory of "\Program Files\My Way\myBar" on the user's drive containing their Windows directory.
 •  Installation of the Speedbar DOES NOT change the signature of any email or newsgroup clients or cause such clients to advertise the My Way service.

Our intention was to build a toolbar that would be of value to our users by providing easy access to My Way's features, content and search functionality. At the same time, we take the privacy concerns of our users seriously and we have tried to design the Speedbar out of respect for these concerns. We believe that we have succeeded and will continue to work on improving the Speedbar with these concerns in mind.

 
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navigating


Can I search the Web with the Speedbar?
Yes! In fact, the Speedbar search tool is powered by not one, but FOUR of the Internet's leading search providers: Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com and LookSmart.

To choose your primary search provider, click your Speedbar's "Edit" button and select "Change Default Search Provider". Check the box next to the search provider of your choice, then click the "Finished" button. Your Speedbar's Search button will now be your primary search provider.

In addition to your primary search provider, you can add up to 4 other search provider buttons to your Speedbar. To do so, click your Speedbar's "Edit" button and select "Add/Remove Buttons". Then add other search provider buttons - these will appear to the right of your primary search provider button on your Speedbar.
 
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How do I check my My Way Email account?
To check your free My Way Email account from the Speedbar, simply click on the "Email" icon. This will take you to the My Way Email sign-in page.
 
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Can I hide the Speedbar from my browser?
If you are using Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, you can hide the Speedbar by doing the following:

 •  Go to the "View" menu at the top of your browser.
 •  Select "Toolbars"
 •  Click "My Way Speedbar" to hide; click again to unhide.

If you are using Internet Explorer 4.0 you cannot hide the Speedbar.
 
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What does the "My Page" button do?
This button will take you directly to your personalized My Page. And from the pull-down window beneath the My Page icon, you can visit any of your "My" pages such as "My Weather," "My Lottery" and "My Sports Scores".
 
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customizing


How do I customize the Speedbar?
To customize the Speedbar, click on either the "Edit toolbar" button on the Speedbar or the "My Speedbar" link on the My Way home page.

Once you click the "Edit" Toolbar button on your Speedbar, you will be shown some or all of the following customization options (depending on your Speedbar version):

 •  Add / Remove Buttons: This option will allow you to select the buttons that would like to appear on your Speedbar.

 •  Change Order of Buttons (Change Layout): This option will allow you to customize the order in which your selected buttons are displayed on the Speedbar.

 •  Edit Personalized Buttons: This option will allow you to customize the different "My buttons".

 •  Change Default Search Provider: This option allows you to switch from your current default search provider to one of our other four industry-leading search providers. Options include Google, Yahoo!, Ask.com and LookSmart.

 •  Clear History of Search Terms: This option allows you to remove all prior search terms from your Speedbar's history or "memory" (the pull-down of past search terms that appears when you begin typing a search that you've entered previously).

 •  Enable Offline Browsing: This option tells your Speedbar to request your Speedbar buttons from My Way's servers only after it detects an Internet connection. If you're connected to the Web using an "always on" connection (Cable, DSL, etc.), you may wish to uncheck this option for your buttons to be retrieved faster.

 •  Color Buttons Always: This option allows the icons on your Speedbar buttons to always remain in color. Unchecking this option will cause your button's icons to only appear in color when you click one of them.

By clicking on the "My Speedbar" link on the My Way home page, you will be taken to the "choose your buttons" page.

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How do I add or modify buttons on the Speedbar?
Go to the Choose your buttons page by selecting "Add/Remove Buttons" from the "Edit" button on the Speedbar or by clicking on the "my searchbar" link on the My Way home page. Both of which will take you to the "choose my buttons" page. On this page you are able to select which buttons you wish to have displayed on your My Way Speedbar. You can select up to 20 buttons from the available list to have displayed on your Speedbar.

You can also change your selections at any time by navigating to this page through either the "Add/Remove Buttons" link within Toolbar or the "my searchbar" link on the My Way home page.

Once you have selected the buttons that you would like to display on your Speedbar, click "Finished" when done, or click "Change Layout" to change the order of the buttons on your toolbar, or click "Edit My Buttons" to edit the customizable "My" buttons.

Note: If you select to include more buttons than will fit across the Speedbar at one time, you can find the remaining buttons at the right side of the Speedbar under the "More>>" button on the far right of the Speedbar. Clicking on this button will show you a list of the remaining buttons that will not fit within the Speedbar.

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How do I change the layout of the My Speedbar buttons?
Once you have selected the buttons that you would like to display on your Speedbar, click on the "Change Layout" button on the "choose my buttons" page to reach the "button order" page. On this page you are able to specify the order in which the buttons are displayed on the Speedbar.

Click a button name in the "button order" box and then click the up and down arrow buttons to move it up or down within the list of buttons. Buttons that you move to the top of this list will display immediately to the right of the Search box on the Speedbar.

To remove a button, click a button name and then click the "X" button to the right of the "button order" box.

When you have placed the buttons in the order which you would like them displayed, click "Finished", or click "Add More" to add more buttons to your toolbar, or click "Edit My Buttons" to edit the My Buttons.

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How do I add links to the Speedbar?
If you have chosen to add any of the "My buttons" to your Speedbar, this page will allow you to customize each individual button with specific links of your choosing.

To customize any of the "My buttons," select the button that you would like to customize from the list at the top.

Note: If you wish to customize any of the "My" buttons you will have to have already selected them within the "Choose your buttons" page.

My Own Button Customization

Button Title: This is how the particular button will be labeled on the Speedbar. If you leave this field blank, your Speedbar will display "My Button X" where "X" is the default button name.

Button URL: Enter in the URL of the page that you would like this button to point to. By clicking on this button, you will then be taken directly to that page.

Button Icon: Select, from the displayed options, the icon that you would like to be shown for that particular button.

Edit/Add links in button

You can customize additional links within each button that will display within the drop down list when clicking the arrow next to each button. To do so, enter in the link name as you would like it displayed on the list as well as the URL of the page that you wish to point to. Click on the "Add>>" button to add the new link to the list for this button

To change the order in which these additional links are displayed within the button drop down menu, click the link name in the right box and then click the up and down arrow buttons to move it within the list.

To remove a link form this list, click on the link you wish to remove and then click the "X" button.

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troubleshooting guide


The Speedbar says, "Retrieving buttons from My Way..."
In some cases, this will happen when you first launch your browser. Retrieving buttons should not last more than 10 seconds. If it takes longer than 10 seconds, you might not be connected to the Internet. You must first connect to the Internet using a network login or ISP account.
 
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I installed the Speedbar, but it does not appear. Why?
The Speedbar may be hidden. If you have Internet Explorer, do the following to unhide the Speedbar:

 •  Go to the "View" menu at the top of your browser
 •  Select "Toolbars"
 •  Click "My Way Speedbar" to unhide the Speedbar

If at some point you uninstalled the Speedbar, and you are using a Microsoft browser, you may experience difficulty seeing it right away if you attempt to re-install it. The easiest way to make the Speedbar reappear is to close and restart your Web browser.
 
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I cannot find "Speedbar" in my Internet Explorer toolbars menu.
There is a known bug with certain versions of Internet Explorer that will cause the My Way Speedbar to be labeled "Radio" under the toolbars list. If this is the case with your browser, you'll need to do the following to hide or unhide the Speedbar:

 •  Go to the "View" menu at the top of your browser
 •  Select "Toolbars"
 •  Click on each instance of "Radio" until you see the Speedbar hide/unhide

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The Speedbar was on my Internet Explorer browser but now it's gone. What happened?
On certain occasions when using Internet Explorer, you might notice the Speedbar is not visible when you re-launch the browser. If this happens, do the following:

 •  Go to the "View" menu at the top of your browser
 •  Select "Toolbars"
 •  Click "My Way Speedbar" to restore the Speedbar on your browser.
 
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My browser says that I do not have the system requirements to install the Speedbar.
In order to use the Speedbar, your operating system must be Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, or Windows 2000.
 
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My browser says "user certificate invalid" when I attempt to download the Speedbar.
You need to update your browser to a more recent version. Click here to download the most recent version.

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Internet Explorer says "current security setting prohibit running" when downloading the Speedbar.
You need to change your security setting to Medium in order to successfully download using Internet Explorer. Follow the instructions below to change your security settings.

Internet Explorer 6 & 7

 •  Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of your browser
 •  Select "Internet Options."
 •  Click the Security tab, and then select the zone that you want to set the security level for.
 •   Under Security level for the zone, select Default Level for the zone, or click Custom Level, and then select the settings you want.

Please note that for Restricted sites, you need to click Custom Level and then click a level in the Reset to list.

Internet Explorer 5.0:

 •  Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of your browser
 •  Select "Internet Options"
 •  Go to the "Security" tab and choose "Medium" security and then click "OK"
 
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