StartGen was written to simplify the process of setting up an HTML start page to be loaded each time you start your Web browser or click your browsers 'Home' button. Here's a summary of what is contained in this file:
The online help system can be accessed by clicking here.
StartGen was written to make your Web browsing experience more efficient and effective. Searching is one of the most frequently performed activities while browsing. StartGen eliminates the time it takes to load the search form from the search engines home page by allowing you to store it in a start page located on your local hard drive. The 80/20 rule applies to the browsing experience to varying degrees. If you find yourself spending most of your time revisiting a relatively small set of links, consider using StartGen to store these links on a generated start page loaded automatically each time you start your browser, and each time you click the "Home" button. This eliminates the need to traverse submenus of favorites and bookmarks in order to get to these frequently accessed links. All you do is click the browsers "Home" button and there they are. They load very quickly since the start page is stored on your local drive and contains no time consuming graphic images.
The online help system can be accessed by clicking here.
Taking control of your start page adds structure to the browsing experience. This helps minimize the number of decisions you must make each time you browse the Web.
The top part of the start page contains frequently used bookmarks organized by Category and Subject. The html user guide gives you instructions on how to customize these selections.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR REGISTERED USERS
Limited technical support for StartGen can be obtained by sending email to sgen@BrainDance.com
You are encouraged to pass a copy of the shareware version of StartGen along to your friends for evaluation. If you do so, you must provide them with the entire set of StartGen shareware version files.
PURCHASING THE LICENSED VERSION
You may use the shareware version of StartGen for a 30 day trial period. If you would like to continue to use StartGen after the 30 day trial period, you are required to purchase the licensed version. Click here to view the order form.
StartGen will run on any version of Windows. After downloading the sgen30.exe file (or sgen30sm.exe file if you already have the VB DLLs), run it from within Windows and it will guide you through the installation process. Click on the StartGen icon to begin using the software. The sgen30.exe file can be deleted after StartGen has been installed.
FOR EXTRA INSURANCE, MAKE A BACKUP COPY OF YOUR ENTIRE STARTGEN DIRECTORY AND THE ZZSGENZZ SUBDIRECTORY BEFORE UPGRADING. IN PARTICULAR, BACKUP THE DASH*.MDB, WMODES*.MDB and ZZSGENZZ\????PWDS.MDB FILES.
Installing version 3.1 in your current StartGen directory will preserve your existing data and automate the transfer of existing passwords and engrams. Links must be imported manually using the "Import from StartGen Database" options from the File submenu. These options allow you to import links one page, category or link at a time. It is recommended that you import start page links one at a time. Directory pages are best imported in their entirety using the "Page" option. If you decide to import your entire start page, note that the "My Start Page" that shipped with version 3.1 might be pointing to the same "mystart.htm" file in your StartGen directory. Change one of them using the "Page Settings" form to correct the conflict.
Also, if you import your start page, you will want to make it the page that SGenMenu looks to when constructing it's popup menu links. You can do this by selecting "Options" from the "View" menu. A new field was added to each add link dialog called "Add to SGenMenu Popup". Checking this box tells SGenMenu to include the link in it's popup menu.
REVISION HISTORY AND NEW FEATURES