If annoying pop-up ads are bothering you or if you would like to be able to quickly search for specific information on one of the "Ask The Oliver Mechanic" archive pages, this information is for you.
First, we recommend that you use the Firefox internet browser available as a free download for Macintosh or P.C. computers at Firefox dot com. There are several reasons why we recommend use of the Firefox browser. Firefox can be set to block most pop-up ads. It has a very easy to use page search feature. It is leaner and faster than (for example) Internet Explorer, and Firefox doesn't have as many security holes as Internet Explorer.
Please note that we have not tested Firefox with all computer operating systems. However, we know that it functions in a superior manner on Macintosh System X (through Yosemite) and on P.C. System XP Professional. We are assuming that it will be fine on all systems, but cannot attest to that from our own experience. Firefox is a Mozilla product and as you may know, Mozilla is a pioneering internet software company with a sound background of fine products.
To block pop-up ads with Firefox on a Macintosh, open the Firefox browser and have it active on your screen. In the menu at the top of the screen follow this string: Firefox/Preferences/Content. View Mac At the resultant page, check the box "Block pop-up windows" to make that feature active. View Mac On Microsoft's XP Professional operating system the procedure is the same except that the string to follow is: Tools/Options/Content. Otherwise, follow the instructions given above for the Macintosh computer. View P.C.
To utilize the search feature of Firefox on a Macintosh or on a P.C., have Firefox open, active and loaded with the page you wish to search. Then, follow this string in the menu at the top of your screen: Edit/Find. View Mac View P.C. A toolbox will appear at the bottom of the Firefox browser. You may now type in any word, phrase or set of numbers, such as hydraulics or 1650, that you wish to find. View Mac View P.C. Once the search tool has found the first exact match, click the button "Next" in the toolbox, and the next match to your search term will be high-lighted. Continue in this manner until the entire page has been searched.
We hope that by following these recommendations, your use of Larry Harsin's Ask The Oliver Mechanic Archives will be more productive.