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2006-08-30
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That hated dotted line around your VT fix

OK I see some really nice Virtual Tours, however I'm using IE 6 and Microsoft decided to make it so you have to click the APPLET to "Activate and use this control". Its very annoying because as a viewer you think you can click on a link  once but you have to actually click it twice. I noticed it tonight when I went to http://www.virtualscarborough.co.uk/towntour/towntour.html  Thats a beautiful site by the way :)

Anywho I know many use Netscape and Firefox which has no problems but alot of people are using the latest version of IE 7 or at least ver 6.0.2

OK now for the fix. I'm posting this because I love tourweaver and sorta feel at home with other VT crazies :) Here are the simple steps to get rid of that stupid dotted line.

1. Download the applet_fix.zip file from http://www.ihearyadevelopments.com/virtualtour/save/applet_fix.zip and unzip the single file (applet_fix.js) to your folder in which you publish your HTML files and zipped skin file. This file is a JavaScript File. You should have something like

Resource "Folder" - Scene "Folder" - applet_fix.js - Skin_yourvirtualtour.zip - Tourviewer_yourvirtualtour.html - yourvirtualtour.html - twviewer.jar

2. Open up your Tourviewer_yourvirtualtour.html into your favorite HTML editor. You will see something like this. between the dotted line

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<!--Begin: Virtual tour created with Easypano Tourweaver-->

<applet
codebase  = "."
archive   = "twviewer.jar"
code      = "com.easypano.tw.TWViewer.class"
name      = "TWViewer"
width     = "350"
height    = "295"
hspace    = "0"
vspace    = "0"
mayscript = "true"
>
<PARAM name = iniFile value = "Config_yourvirtualtour.txt">
<PARAM name = skin.bgcolor value = "255, 255, 255">
<PARAM name = skin.waitingimg value = "Skin/waiting.gif">
<PARAM name = skin.archive value = "Skin_yourvirtualtour.zip">
<PARAM name = skin.archive.itemnum value = "38">
<PARAM name = progress.color value = "58, 110, 165">
<PARAM name = progress.bounds value = "136, 450, 408, 20">
<PARAM name = comappletname value = "UserApplet1">
</applet>
<!--End: Virtual tour created with Easypano Tourweaver-->

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Add what you see in RED below

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Alex - Graphics Designer

http://www.ihearyadevelopments.com/virtualtour
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2006-09-01
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Hi Alex

Very very cool. And so easy that even I could do it.

I know there is a long thread dealing with this issue, but there have been no approach that is as easy as yours.

Thank you so much for this. I believe that this will help me deliver a more professionel product to my clients.

I will start offering all my previous clients this update.

By the way. I really like a couple of you skins. Especially those that looks like a small player (compact silver 400 & compact silver 500) If you dont mind sharing I would really appreciate it. You can send me a PM or reach me at info@wide-eyes.dk


Best regards

Morten Andersen
- a newbie trying to improve
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2006-09-19
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Your welcome!! This should be a sticky.
Alex - Graphics Designer

http://www.ihearyadevelopments.com/virtualtour
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2006-09-21
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Hi Alex

Can you suggest a simple fix for the flash swf file on websites such as mine here http://www.360panoramics.co.uk ?

I have tried some of the methods about but am not javascript literate and seem to get lost by about step 19!!!

Thanks in advance
Crafty


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2006-09-21
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Crafty,

Simply add <script type="text/javascript" src="http://yourdomain.com/ieupdate.js"></script> after each </object> tag on each instance on your HTML page/pages.

And upload a ieupdate.js file.

(Make you own with this code)

objects = document.getElementsByTagName("object");
for (var i = 0; i < objects.length; i++)
{
    objects[i].outerHTML = objects[i].outerHTML;
}

Simply copy and paste the "blue" code above and paste it on a blank Note pad file then save as ieupdate.js be sure to change Save as type = All Files otherwise you will end up with ieupdate.js.txt if this happens just remove the .txt from the end of the file.

Upload the ieupdate.js file and make sure the path after the </object> code points to the ieupdate.js I.E: http://yourdomain.com/ieupdate.js

Regards, Smooth

 


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2006-09-21
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Your a star Smooth

I'll give it a whirl. Thanks

Crafty


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2006-09-22
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Hi Smooth

Now thats what I call easy - many thanks seems to be working on ie now.

Will this work for embedding qtvr.mov files too?

Cheers
Crafty


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2006-10-04
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Hi All

I just got an other answer from an other forum that should solve the flash problem:

http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/

Hope it helps somebody.


Best regards

Morten Andersen
- a newbie trying to improve