Web Browser Object Forms and Keys


#1

Taking your suggestion and using the web browser object instead of openers( worked nicely, except for two things.

  1. the website I go to produces a “printer friendly form” I want to print out, but when I try to print it there is only the empty web browser object form.

  2. are there any navigation keys (page back, page forward, etc) in the web browser object?


#2

If you click inside the Web Browser Object it becomes receptive to the various navigation keys. I have not found a way to activate this procedurally using the objectaction to open it or the object statement to select it. Once clicked it does not show up with info("activeobject") so I don’t know what state it is in after clicking or how to force it into that state other than clicking inside the WBO.


#3

When you have used the navigation (menu) inside the displayed web page, you can use cmd-left arrow to get back to the previous page, cmd-right arrow to go forward again.


#4

In my test database with an “URL” field where I have entered several URLs in separate records, the cmd-arrow commands worked the same way, when I had switched from one record to the next record. Cmd-left arrow returned to the display of the previous record.