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You need a running Firefox, Mozilla or Netscape Browser to install Checky. Read known issue about Checky and Web Developer in Firefox, Mozilla and Netscape!
Restart your Browser! A nice installation tutorial for Firefox extensions is available at BleepingComputer.com Tutorial Center.
You must uninstall/remove all versions of Checky before release 2.2. You can do this in Firefox with the Extension Manager, or in Mozilla and Netscape with the Extension Uninstaller mentioned in more useful extensions.
Please update Checky in Firefox from version 2.2/2.3/2.4 to 2.5 with the Firefox > Extension Manager and mozilla update. Do a normal Install if mozilla update is not working, or needs some more time for mirroring.
Just Install Checky 2.5 if you have Checky 2.2/2.3/2.4 previously installed.
Combine more than one service with "Checky - Global Preferences -> Checky Agent" (Checky Agent preferences screenshot) and start all with Ctrl+Shift+A on Microsoft® Windows and Cmd+Shift+A on Mac OS X systems. Throughout this page, Ctrl/Cmd will be used.
For example, browse to http://checky.sourceforge.net and press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A. Checky - Agent starts and a new Tab (default setting) with W3C® Markup Validation Service opens. Checky prepares and submits the online form. The result is displayed in the same Tab or Window.
Attention with slow internet connections! Maybe loading a service page takes more than 4 seconds (default setting) and Checky tries to prepare the form before displayed. In this case, please go back to the Tab or Window with the original page and try again. After your Browser has cached the page on your local hard drive, 4 seconds should be enough to display it in time. Change "Checky - Global Preferences -> Set preferences after (in seconds)" from 1 to 10 seconds if you need different settings.
Start Checky - Agent and separate services with the Checky Context menu (Checky - Context menu screenshot). Please click right with your mouse button in a Tab or Window with a page or document to access this menu.
Use "Checky - Tools menu - > Preferences" in all Browsers. In Firefox an Extension Manager gives access to Checky - Global Preferences (Checky - Global Preferences screenshot). In Mozilla and Netscape Checky extends the standard preferences dialog. Please notice "Preferences dialog in Firefox hides Checky options".
Checky saves resources from internal locations automatically in a temporary directory. You can change the default directory in "Checky - Global Preferences -> Save intranet documents before uploading in" to a more useful location. You must define all internal location URL's in "Checky - Global Preferences -> Intranet URL's" in a comma separated list. Example: 127.0.0.1,localhost,http://intranet
Web Developer uses Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+A as default shortcut for local HTML document validation. If you install Web Developer after Checky, local HTML document validation from Web Developer fires and not Checky - Agent. In this case please open "Web Developer Options -> Keys" (Web Developer Options screenshot) and change shortcut for "Validate local HTML" from "Ctrl+Shift+A" to another key. . Installations of Checky after Web Developer are not affected.
The Checky preferences dialog in Firefox Extension Manager is not resizing and some options aren't visible. We don't want to touch this Firefox behavior! Please use the "Checky - Tools menu" to access Checky preferences in Firefox. After resizing here, the preferences dialog in Firefox Extension Manager shows all available options.
Sorry but we don't have much time, testing Checky on many different environments. Please help and submit a compatibility report to checky-development Mailing List. Adobe® Acrobat Reader® 7.0 user can submit a compatibility report with our experimental PDF form.
|Operating System||Firefox 1.0||Mozilla 1.7.x||Netscape 7.2||Mozilla 1.8a6|
|Windows XP SP1/SP2||supported||supported||supported||supported|
|Mac OS X 10.3.7||supported||*||*||*|
Please note before using Checky! Visit all service web sites for more information about terms of usage.
List of services in alphabetical order:
Planned in next release of Checky:
Debian Linux users can download Checky as Debian package.
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