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How can I customize the Camino window?

You can choose the items that appear in the toolbar. For example, you can add a button which opens your homepage or you can add a button that will open the downloads window.

To show an item in the toolbar, go to the View menu and select Customize Toolbar. A sheet will open which enables you to drag and drop items on the toolbar. To use the default toolbar, drag the default toolbar (at the bottom of the Customize Toolbar sheet) to the window's toolbar.

Where can I get a certain plugin?

Camino works with the plugins installed with Mac OS X that support Java, QuickTime, and Shockwave Flash. It also works with plugins that conform to the Netscape standard plugin archictecture, such as the Macromedia Shockwave Player plugin (named Shockwave for Director). It could happen that you do not have a certain plugin or that the one you have is outdated. This webpage lists all the plugins you can use in Camino.

How can I prevent a font from being to small?

If you are person who has difficulty seeing, you can prevent fonts in webpages from being too small.

  • Choose Preferences from the Camino menu and click Appearance and then the Font tab.
  • Select the Advanced button and a sheet will open. In the sheet define the Minimum Font Size to never use fonts smaller than the selected size.
  • Choose a font size from the pop-up menu.

Some webpages may not look correct if you select this option. This setting does not affect the size of fonts in images or in the user interface of Camino.

You can also increase or decrease the font size of text on a webpage by either using the toolbar items found in the tool customize sheet or using the Command + key combination to increase or the Command - key combination to decrease.

Setting how links open from other applications.

If Camino is your default web browser, webpages open in Camino when you click links in other applications, such as Mail or iChat, or when you double-click the icons of Web Internet Location files. You can select whether pages open in a new window, open in a new tab in the frontmost window, or reuse the frontmost window.

Choose Preferences from the Camino menu and go to Tabs. Here you will find all the options just mentioned.

More information on submitting forms to secure websites.

In some cases, forms you complete in Camino may be submitted in a nonsecure way to a secure website. Camino is set to display a message when this is about to happen, so you can prevent the form from being submitted if you are concerned about the security of your information.

If you don't want to see this message or if you want to change other preferences concerning security, choose Preferences from the Camino menu and click Security. The make sure that the option for showing a warning "Leaving a page that supports encrytion" is disabled.

Webpages aren't working.

If features of webpages don't seem to work, you may have turned off the use of Java, or JavaScript, or you may have set Camino to block pop-up windows.

Choose Preferences from the Camino menu and click Webfeatures. Make sure that the checkboxes to use Java, and JavaScript are selected and that the "Block pop-up windows" checkbox is not selected.

If your Web Features preferences are set this way and the page still doesn't work, you might want to send and email to our feedback address to report the problem.

If you open webpages that you trust, then allowing pages to use Java, and JavaScript will not risk the security of your computer.

Selecting where downloaded files are saved.

When you download a file, Camino automatically saves it in the location specified in the Navigation>Download panel of Camino preferences. Camino is automatically set up to download files to your Desktop, but you can change the location.

To change the download location, choose Preferences from the Camino menu and click Navigation>Downloads. Choose Other to select a different location.

Because this changes your settings in Internet Preferences, it affects other programs that use Internet Preferences.

You can also choose to automatically open downloaded files after they download. Safe files include documents such as movies, pictures, sounds, PDF and text documents, and disk images and other types of archives.

Blocking pop-up windows.

Camino enables you to block pop-up windows, to enable it go to the Camino menu and choose Preferences. In preferences go to Web Features and enable the pop-up blocking preference.

Note that Camino allows you to create a list of exceptions (white list) for websites you do want to show pop-ups. You can easily allow sites to show a pop-up by using the pop-up blocking menu that will show in the status bar when a pop-up is blocked.

How can I set Camino to be my default browser?

Choose Preferences from the Camino menu, and go to the General preference pane. Choose Camino as your default browser from the Default browser pop-up menu at the bottom of the preference pane.