Fishnet is a simple web browser. Its usage is similar to other web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. Besides that, Fishnet offers two additional features.
1. search & highlighting
Fishnet's search capabilities are similar to the search functionality in the Google toolbar. To search, type one or more terms into the search box at the top of the browser. This will highlight all occurrences of the search terms in the page (as well as overview and fisheye view, see below). Each term is assigned its own color. Click on a search term button to jump to the next occurrence of that term.
Linear view: By default, webpages that are too long to fit into the
browser window are clipped, as they would in any other web browser.
Navigation is similar to other web browsers, such as Internet Explorer. To scroll the page, you can drag the scrollbar, spin the mouse wheel, or use the keyboard. Use <home> and <end> to go to top and bottom of the page, <PageUp> and <PageDown> or <space bar> to move one page up or down, and the cursor keys to scroll one step.
the toolbar to activate the overview. This makes fishnet show a miniature
of the entire
page in the left quarter of the display window. A dashed rectangle in the overview shows what part of the page
is currently shown in the detail view.
Additional navigation: Click into the overview to show that part in the detail view. If you clicked on a highlight, a red frame is added to that highlight. Drag the overview to scroll continuously.
|Fisheye view: Click
in the toolbar
to activate the fisheye view. This makes fishnet fitting the entire page
into the browser window by
top and bottom
of the page.
Additional navigation: Click into the context area to scroll that part into focus. If you clicked on a highlight, a red frame is added to that highlight.