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Help - Changing Preferences

In the Results Preferences section you can change:

  • How the results are viewed.
  • How the results are sorted.
  • How many results are displayed per page.

In the My Favorites Preferences section you can change:

  • The background color and the link colors.
  • How many columns are displayed.
  • Whether to delete My Favorites and cookies.

Each letter below corresponds to a definition of that element.

Preferences

A. Global Navigation
Global navigation for searching, browsing, and working with items in collections.

B. View Options
Use the drop-down list to choose how your results are displayed.

  • Grid — Displays up to five fields or four fields and a thumbnail image.
  • Thumbnails — Displays a thumbnail image and the item title.
  • Bibliographic — Displays text from up to five fields without images.
  • Titles — Displays only item titles.
  • Hierarchical — Displays search results sorted in groupings. The fields that you select to sort by in preferences are the fields that are shown in this results view.

C. Sort Order
Use the drop-down lists to determine the sort order for your search results. Search results are displayed in sort order even if the fields you choose to sort by are not visible in the results view.

D. Results per Page
Choose the number of results to view per page. The results options vary, depending of the type of view that is selected.

E. Delete Results Preferences Cookie
Click the check box to delete your stored preferences and to restore the default settings. This deletes the preference cookie. The Restore Defaults button does not delete the preferences cookie. See Removing Favorites and Cookies below for more information.

F. Restore Defaults
Click Restore Defaults to restore defaults. The default view is grid, sorted by title, with 20 results displayed per page.

G. Apply Changes
Click Apply Changes after changing the view options, sort order, results per page, and/or restoring defaults.

H. Color Swatch
Click any of the colors to change the background color and its corresponding text color and link color for My Favorites, Slideshow, and Compare.

I. Columns per Page
Choose the number of columns to display in My Favorites. If you choose a larger number, you may need to scroll horizontally to see all items.

J. Remove Favorites
Click the check box to delete your cookie and remove all items in My Favorites. See Removing Favorites and Cookies below for more information.

K. Restore Defaults
Click Restore Defaults to restore defaults for My Favorites, Slideshow, and Compare. The default background color is white with black text and blue links and 3 columns per page.

L. Apply Changes
Click Apply Changes after changing the color or columns per page, removing favorites, or restoring defaults.

Removing Favorites and Cookies:

If My Favorites does not load as expected, it may be a problem with your Web browser cookie. You can delete your cookies through your Web browser or you can easily delete the My Favorites cookie by selecting the check box in My Favorites preferences. Selecting the check box deletes all items saved in My Favorites.

If you want to delete changes you have made to the way your preferences are displayed, select the check box in My Results preferences and click Apply changes. This will delete the cookie that stores your settings. Selecting Restore Defaults, on the other hand, will update your cookie with the original default settings which will override any custom settings created by the collection owner.




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