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March 8, 2005 4:57:34 PM

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I am a newbie. I am looking for a tutorial on how to fly using the GPS
system.

Thanks

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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 4:57:35 PM

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Hi *,

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 13:57:34 -0500, you wrote:

> I am a newbie. I am looking for a tutorial on how to fly using the
> GPS system.

There is a GPS tutorial in the "Learning Center" section of the
program. I've also seen some very detailed online tutorials for all
the different methods of navigation. I'll have to go and dig through
some pretty disorganized browser bookmarks to find some of them, but
perhaps later on tonight I'll have a bit of time to look into it.

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.willkayakforfood.tk

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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 10:44:08 PM

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Lawn Dart wrote:
> I'll have to go and dig through
> some pretty disorganized browser bookmarks to find some of them

Hey Melissa, which browser do you use? May I suggest Firefox? Its
bookmarks folder is searchable. It's a godsend as far as I'm concerned. :) 

Huw
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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 4:32:45 AM

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Assuming your program is on the "c" drive, look in this folder. There are
several good HTM pages covering the GPS as well as other aspects of
navigation. Some very good info here:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator
9\FSweb\LearningCenter\Navigation

Habu



"Huw Roberts" <f@ke.com> wrote in message
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> Lawn Dart wrote:
>> I'll have to go and dig through
>> some pretty disorganized browser bookmarks to find some of them
>
> Hey Melissa, which browser do you use? May I suggest Firefox? Its
> bookmarks folder is searchable. It's a godsend as far as I'm concerned.
> :) 
>
> Huw
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 9:17:12 PM

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On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 19:44:08 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:


>Hey Melissa, which browser do you use? May I suggest Firefox? Its
>bookmarks folder is searchable. It's a godsend as far as I'm concerned. :) 

I didn't know that - but just how do you do it? I checked the Help in
Firefox and couldn't find any reference to searching bookmarks.
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 9:17:13 PM

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Hi Bryn,

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:17:12 GMT, you wrote:

> I didn't know that - but just how do you do it? I checked the Help
> in Firefox and couldn't find any reference to searching bookmarks.

If you actually open the bookmarks panel (will show up on the left
side of the screen), there is a search field where you can type your
search keyword(s).

Unfortunately for me, I may have put the links I'm thinking of not in
the "bookmarks", but in the "groups" links of one of my several
browsers. I'll have to keep digging to find the specific tutorials I
was thinking of; or do a bit more googling. :-)

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Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.willkayakforfood.tk

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Anonymous
March 9, 2005 9:33:22 PM

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Bryn James wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 19:44:08 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>>Hey Melissa, which browser do you use? May I suggest Firefox? Its
>>bookmarks folder is searchable. It's a godsend as far as I'm concerned. :) 
>
>
> I didn't know that - but just how do you do it? I checked the Help in
> Firefox and couldn't find any reference to searching bookmarks.
>

The default keypress is control+b. You can also click view -> sidebar
-> bookmarks. Or my favourite method, which is to right-click in the
empty space to the right of the menus and click customise, then drag the
bookmarks icon onto the browser. You can then access the bookmarks
sidebar by clicking that icon.

Huw
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 1:25:21 AM

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On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 10:25:59 -0800, Lawn Dart
<willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote:


>
>If you actually open the bookmarks panel (will show up on the left
>side of the screen), there is a search field where you can type your
>search keyword(s).
>
Thanks a lot for the fast answer, that was just what I needed.

I had to drag the bookmarks icon onto the toolbar: clicking it then
got the left hand side bookmark panel with the search window you told
me about. Would never have found it if you hadn't pointed me in the
right direction.

I wonder how many more features there are hidden away that I haven't
found yet? A bit like FS really; been with it since FS3 and still
learning elementary things.
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 1:55:21 AM

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On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:33:22 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:


>The default keypress is control+b. You can also click view -> sidebar
>-> bookmarks. Or my favourite method, which is to right-click in the
>empty space to the right of the menus and click customise, then drag the
>bookmarks icon onto the browser. You can then access the bookmarks
>sidebar by clicking that icon.
Thanks Huw, seems there are many ways to achieve the same object.

I think I need a Firefox for Dummies :) 
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 9:54:19 AM

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Bryn James wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:33:22 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>>The default keypress is control+b. You can also click view -> sidebar
>>-> bookmarks. Or my favourite method, which is to right-click in the
>>empty space to the right of the menus and click customise, then drag the
>>bookmarks icon onto the browser. You can then access the bookmarks
>>sidebar by clicking that icon.
>
> Thanks Huw, seems there are many ways to achieve the same object.
>
> I think I need a Firefox for Dummies :) 
>

You're welcome, Bryn! :) 

Here's one more tip - one of the best things about Firefox is that,
being open source, there have been lots of plugins developed for it.
Some of them are essential. You can take a look at
https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?os=Window...

Huw
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:09:22 PM

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On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 06:54:19 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:

>Here's one more tip - one of the best things about Firefox is that,
>being open source, there have been lots of plugins developed for it.
>Some of them are essential. You can take a look at
>https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?os=Window...

Like a candy shop full from floor to ceiling, there is just too much
to choose from :)  What are your favourites?

--
Bryn
Anonymous
March 11, 2005 1:25:02 AM

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Bryn James wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 06:54:19 GMT, Huw Roberts <f@ke.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Here's one more tip - one of the best things about Firefox is that,
>>being open source, there have been lots of plugins developed for it.
>>Some of them are essential. You can take a look at
>>https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?os=Window...
>
>
> Like a candy shop full from floor to ceiling, there is just too much
> to choose from :)  What are your favourites?
>
> --
> Bryn
>

Well, some of my favourites don't yet work with version 1.0.1 :( 

Others that I'm using:

All-in-One Gestures - works like Opera's gestures. In case you don't
know, it's a method of navigating for the ultra-lazy, and it's fully
configurable. For example, if I want to go backwards and forwards
through my session history, I can hold the right mouse button down and
move my mouse to the left or right, and release. It can also open new
windows or tabs, close windows etc.

ieview - sadly, IE is still required to display some webpages. Upon
encountering such a page, this plugin lets you right-click and select a
menu item to open that page in IE, rather than the old, cumbersome
method of having to copy and paste the address.

Wayback - like ieview, Wayback adds a menu item to your right-click
menu, allowing you to search the Wayback engine for the page you're
currently viewing.

SecurePassword Generator - does exactly what it says on the tin. Access
it through a menu at the top of the browser. It generates random
password strings for you, and even has a "copy to clipboard" button.
Incredibly, it can even be configured in various ways, such as
right-hand/left-hand/both hands entry, etc. Coupled with the
password-saving feature of Firefox, it's invaluable if you're constantly
registering on new message boards and stuff.

I think I'll go hunting for some more tonight, I'm in the mood now!
Lemme know if you find anything useful. :) 

Huw
!