How to use the toolbar

The toolbar is displayed in the active window on your desktop, for example, your email, your Word application or your Internet browser. To become familiar with the toolbar you are going to use it within your Internet browser:

  1. Open a website (for example, http://news.bbc.co.uk/). The toolbar is displayed in the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  2. Highlight a section of text in your active window to search for results that are relevant to this bit of text:
  3. Wait until the icons on the toolbar become colored. This means that results are available.

You can now display the available results:

  1. Click on the Local results icon to display a list of documents, JPEG images, email contacts, MP3s, emails and email attachments on your computer that are relevant to the open website (email attachments are indicated by a paperclip).

  2. Drag your mouse over the listed results. Notice that the header of the result that your cursor is on turns blue. This means that this is the result that would open if you clicked your left mouse button.

Try this now:

  1. Drag your mouse over the listed results until the second header turns blue.
  2. Click on your left mouse button. The result now opens in a new window.
  3. Now, click on one of the channel icons on the toolbar and try to display the results that they list.
    Channels are topic areas that are created by administrators when they set up Enterprise AWE. Each channel stores information that matches its topic area. Depending on how an administrator has set up AWE, this information can comprise, for example, web pages, news articles and video clips. Whenever you open a window, the toolbar displays channel information that is relevant to the content of this window.

If you don't highlight any text in your active window, the toolbar automatically finds results that are relevant to all the contents of the window.

  1. Open a website (for example, http://www.cnn.com/). The toolbar is displayed in the top right-hand corner of your browser.
  2. Wait until the icons on the toolbar become colored. This means that results are available.
  3. You can now display the results the toolbar has found by clicking on the different icons as you did before.



 

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