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My ID isn't recognized when in Netscape
by Suzanne Yonesaka - Monday, 27 March 2006, 05:59 PM
I'm on Mac and using Safari as a browser. I need to add images to my quiz questons, but Safari can't be used for HTML & it seems I can't add images with it. So I downloaded Netscape. However, I can't access my "classroom" with it-- it sends me to the "new user" page. Yet Safari is OK. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks. --Suzanne
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Re: My ID isn't recognized when in Netscape
by Eric Hagley - Monday, 27 March 2006, 10:42 PM
For both windows and mac I would strongly recommend using mozilla's firefox browser which can be downloaded from here. It is far more secure than IE and Safari and easier to use than both of those too. One thing to be aware of with moodle and which may have been an issue with Netscape is that you have to have "accept cookies" on (usually found in the preferences section or options section of the browser's menu). If this was not on in Netscape it may have been one of the reasons you were being transferred to the new user page. However, I think you will have a much better experience overall with Firefox.
Hope this helps.
Eric Hagley
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Re: My ID isn't recognized when in Netscape
by Don Hinkelman - Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 08:33 AM
Hi Suzanne,

Like Eric, I use Firefox all the time--especially because the HTML editor does not work in Safari.  I know Safari has good bookmark syncing if you have a .Mac account but I am researching how Firefox can sync bookmarks (favorites).  Does anyone know a good way?
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Using Safari for Moodle
by CA Edington - Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 07:36 AM
Don - Can you explain what you mean by "the HTML editor does not work in Safari"? I've been adding material in HTML to my Moodle site, but I don't know what the editor does.

Also, this thread may explain why I was able to insert a graphic when I added a LABEL using the school computers, but not at home where I use Safari.

I used Firefox on my old iBook G3, but have been using Safari ever since I got my iBook G4 last September, so I was surprised to read about both your and Eric's preference for Firefox.


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Re: Using Safari for Moodle
by Peter Ruthven-Stuart - Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 12:04 PM
Hello CA

The HTML editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) html editor; it's a simple word processor that converts your text into html, which is what web browsers understand.

Unfortunately, at this point in time Safari is unable to display the HTML editor properly, which is what Don means when he wrote "the HTML editor does not work in Safari". All you see with Safari is a plain text box: have a look at the attached GIF below. This is fine if you only want to add plain text, or if you know how to write HTML. However, it is much easier to use the HTML editor, since not only can you format your text (font, colour, size, etc.), but it is also easy to add links and images.

So, it is for these reasons that Eric and Don recommend Firefox. Incidentally, this recommendation also applies to Windows users. IE for Win works, but Firefox works better.

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Re: Using Safari for Moodle
by CA Edington - Sunday, 2 April 2006, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the explanation, Peter, and especially the graphics! It also explains why I saw all the little icons when I was working in Moodle on a computer in the lab at school. Here I have been putting several of my pages into HTML code from scratch. Ah, well! We keep learning as we go.