This section will familiarize you with the features of RapidLoader Web
Accelerator Version 3.0. Each mini-tutorial will open in a new window.
Simply close the new window when you are finished.
2. Using RapidLoader Web Accelerator.
3. Advanced Options.
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Detailed Installation Instructions
The minimum system requirements are a Pentium 200MHz with 64MB RAM, and at least 5MB of hard-drive space. It works with Internet Explorer 4.0 as well as Netscape Communicator 4.0 or any later releases of both browsers.
4. Browse the Web.
5. Further Assistance.
Launching RapidLoader Web Accelerator
RapidLoader Web Accelerator launches automatically each time you start Windows. It operates in the background to accelerate your Internet connection. No user intervention is required.
If RapidLoader Web Accelerator is not running and you need to launch it manually, an icon titled "RapidLoader Web Accelerator" is located in the Windows Start Menu under the RapidLoader folder (as shown below).
The RapidLoader taskbar icon appears in the Windows taskbar to you show you it is running.
Accessing the User Interface
Once launched, RapidLoader Web Accelerator will remain in the system tray (as shown below). For the most part, during web browsing there will be no need to access the user interface. You can use the user interface to change settings, view connection status or acceleration statistics.
To access the user interface features, click on the RapidLoader Web Accelerator icon in the system tray (shown above). A pop-up menu will appear (shown below), providing access to all the features of the product. Selecting and single-clicking any of the menu items will access that particular feature.
Setting Username and Password Information
Your username and password information is located in the Connection Status dialog. To set your username and password:
Changing the Image Quality Setting
The image quality setting changes the quality of images that appear in your RapidLoader Web Accelerator. The higher the quality you select, the longer it will take the image to load. For slower Internet connections, it is recommended that you lower your image quality. This slider can be adjusted anytime while browsing.
You can easily obtain full image quality for a particular image (described below), so don't be overly conservative about lowering your image quality setting.
Getting Full Image Quality
Note: The following information applies only when browsing with Internet Explorer.
While browsing, if you would like to request the full quality image, simply right-click on the desired image from within Internet Explorer and select "Show Original Image" from the menu (shown below).
The full quality image will appear in place of the lower quality image (shown below).
If you want to see the full quality version of all images on the current page, simply right-click on any image from within Internet Explorer and select "Show All Original Images" from the menu (shown below).
Changing the Pop-Up Blocker Settings
RapidLoader Web Accelerator can prevent pop-up windows and floating flash advertisements from appearing while you browse the Internet. This behavior is enabled by default, and no user-intervention is required. However, you can disable these features at any time.
A limited number of web sites require pop-ups to function correctly. RapidLoader Web Accelerator allows you to specify a "White List" of sites where pop-ups will not be blocked.
You can also see a list of all pop-ups that were blocked. This information is useful if you suspect a web site is not functioning properly because pop-ups are being blocked.
Enabling and Disabling the Pop-Up Blocker
Disabling the Pop-Up Blocker for Specific Sitesp
Viewing the Pop-Up Blocker Log
Adding Sites to the White List
You can add sites to the White List within the Pop-Up Blocker dialogs, shown above, or from within Internet Explorer.
Starting and Stopping
When RapidLoader Web Accelerator is launched it automatically connects. Occasionally, you may need to stop or start manually.
If you are connected and you want to manually disconnect, right-click on the RapidLoader Web Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Stop RapidLoader".
The RapidLoader system tray icon will now have a red "X" through it.
If RapidLoader is stopped and you want to manually start, right-click on the RapidLoader Web Accelerator system tray icon to access the pop-up menu. Select the menu item "Start RapidLoader".
The red "X" through the RapidLoader system tray icon will disappear.
Closing RapidLoader Web Accelerator
To close RapidLoader Web Accelerator:
Changing Your Connection Settings
Normally, the connection settings that are set during installation do not need to be changed. If however, your ISP provides new connection settings, you may change the preset ones using the " Settings" dialog.
Bypassing RapidLoader Web Accelerator for Selected Sites
If you wish to bypass RapidLoader Web Accelerator for certain web sites (web sites on your local corporate intranet, for instance), then simply select the "Proxy Exclusion" tab on the " Settings" dialog (see below). You have two options for bypassing sites:
Note: In step 1, Netscape does not support the wildcard (*) operator.
RapidLoader Web Accelerator can reduce the amount of time it takes to send and receive email. RapidLoader Web Accelerator accelerates email transparently without any user intervention, so you can use your mail program exactly as you normally would. It is compatible with any POP3/SMTP client, including Outlook Express, Eudora and Netscape Mail. Email acceleration is disabled by default.
To enable email acceleration:
View Your Acceleration Statistics
You can view the acceleration statistics and how they change dynamically using the Statistics dialog.
Accessing Product Version Information
You may view the product version in the About dialog.
AutoUpdate will inform you of any major or minor software upgrades to the RapidLoader Service. By default, you will be notified of all software upgrades.
If you want to manually update RapidLoader Web Accelerator:
Uninstalling RapidLoader Web Accelerator
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