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Camino 0.7 - Browser for Macintosh OS X

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Camino 0.7:

Camino is a web browser made specifically for Mac OS X by the same group that makes Mozilla.

To configure Camino for Mac OS X, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Camino and select Preferences from the menu.

 

The Preferences window opens.

Note the 5 categories: Navigation, Appearance, Privacy, Security, Web Features.

We will take a look at the most pertinent of these.

 

 Configuring the Home Page:

Click the Navigation icon to open its menu.  Then choose the Home Page tab just beneath.

The Home Page is the page that will open up when you launch Camino.

Home Page  =  enter the URL of the homepage you'd like to see when you launch Camino. 

If you click Use system preferences, Camino will use the settings in the Internet System Preferences as your settings here.  Click Open Internet Preferences to change those settings.
        Click here for screenshots of the Internet System Preferences in Mac OS X 10.0 -10.1.
        Click here for screenshots of the Internet System Preferences in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.

 

Clearing the History and Cache:

Still under the Navigation icon select the History tab.

The first section is History. The history is a list of web pages you've visited.  You can delete the History by clicking Clear Visited Pages.

The second section is Disk Cache.  All Internet sites you visit are stored on your computer for quicker access later or for viewing offline.  This includes images and text.  You can empty the cache by clicking Clear Disk Cache.

Note:  If you are having trouble surfing or can't surf at all, clearing the cache may solve this problem.

 

Deleting the Cookies:

Click the Privacy icon to see the screen below.

The first section is Cookies.

Many sites require that you Enable cookies (bank sites and credit unions, for example).  If cookies are disabled, you will not be able to access these sites.  Please note that you will need cookies enabled to use our home page and web-mail features. 

Important:  you should delete cookies periodically.  A full cookie folder can decrease browsing performance.  To delete the cookies, click the Clear Stored Cookies button.

 

Enabling Java, Plug-Ins, &  Popup Blocking:

Click the Web Browser icon to see the screen below.

The first section is Web Features.

You should Enable JavaScript and Enable Java.  Java is an important part of the Internet.  Many pages utilize Java; therefore, to enjoy all the Internet has to offer, you should enable Java.  Without Java, many pages won't function properly. 

You should also Enable Plugins.  Plugins allow programs which are not normally part of Camino to act as if they are part of Camino.  Programs like RealPlayer, Shockwave, Flash are popular examples.

The Second section is Popup Blocking.

Popups are those annoying extra (often smaller) windows that appear when you enter many sites.  If this feature is not functioning correctly, some websites with login popups may not work properly.

 

Setting The Proxy:

The most common reason to use Proxies is:

Filtering:  Web sites are filtered to stop unwanted sites dealing with smut, violence, etc. from reaching your computer.  The proxy address is available from your ISP support center. 

In Mac OS X, however, you cannot enable the Proxy settings from within Camino.

Instead, you must access the Proxy tab of your Connection in the Network System Preferences.
Click here to go to the screenshots of the Network System Preferences.

Remember, after setting up proxy servers for web site filtering, you should clear the History and Cache to get rid of any old web site files still on your computer.

 

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