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WebSeeker 98 v3.4 for Windows 95/98/NT
Q:  I receive a lot of results I don't want with only a few that I do. How can I get only the results I want?
  You will receive better search results by selecting keywords that are unique (if possible) to the subject you are searching. Also, you can narrow your search by using AND. By checking the AND radio button on the Start New Search dialog, WebSeeker automatically removes any search engines that do not support AND searches. Using multiple, unique words will also ensure better search results. To help you weed out these unwanted results, select FilterFind from the Start New Search dialog. You can then drill down to the exact results you want using the Refine filter.

Q:  Why do I receive results that don't contain any keywords from the search?
A:  Sometimes results appear that don't seem to have any reference to the search. This can be due to several reasons:

1. The web page previously contained the referenced information, but has since been changed.
2. The page no longer exists.
3. The server has not been updated since modifications were made.
4. The keywords can be found in the source. You can check this by selecting View / Source on your Web browser.
5. To reduce the chance of this happening, use a more advanced type of search, such as CleanFind or FilterFind when starting a new search.


Q:  Why can't I see images on pages returned with FilterFind?
A:  The FilterFind option in WebSeeker downloads the Web page to your local drive, like the File / Save As... function of your Web browser. The exported page file contains only raw HTML � the information you see when you select View / Source in your Web browser. The images are not downloaded, which saves time during the search. To go online and see the images, click the Browse Remote button in the top right corner of the Web page.

Q:  I want to use WebWhacker and WebSeeker together. How can I whack pages that are a result of a search in WebSeeker?
A:  The FilterFind option in WebSeeker downloads (whacks) the text of the Web page to your local drive.

Q:  What's the difference between the three Find options?
A:  InstantFind -- is the fastest type of search. It removes duplicate URLs or duplicate Titles (as defined in Preferences) rom the search results.

CleanFind -- is the next fastest type of search. After removing duplicate URLs or Titles as above, it goes out to each site to make sure that the URL is still available. If it cannot find that URL before timing out, that URL is removed from the list.

FilterFind -- is the most robust but slowest search option. After doing all of the above, it downloads (whacks) the text of each URL to your local drive. You can view the results as an abstract, and you can view each page with the keyword(s) highlighted. You can also repeatedly refine results from your original search query while your computer is off-line, enabling you to "drill down" to the precise information you need.


Q:  Why does WebSeeker download this ui.ini file every time I start the program?
A:  This is how WebSeeker checks to make sure you have the most current version of the program. You can turn this automatic checking off by going to Tools / Preferences... / InstantUpdate and choosing Manual Update Only. To manually check to see if you have the current version of the program, select InstantUpdate from the Tools menu.

Q:  How can I tell which sites are being monitored?
A:  The latest version of WebSeeker uses an "eye" icon to denote that a Web page is being monitored for changes.

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