|07 Dec 2012||#1|
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tiny webpage windows
I want to see what I want to see. I want to set up tiny windows to look at specific sections of specific web pages like news-vid clips, africam multi-view, Ytube vids, etc.
See the example below. This is chrome shrunk down from the corners simply using the mouse pointer to show/view that specific section of that specific webpage; in this case, the vid area from Lawrence O'Donnell's page on HuffPost. Note, all the little pics inside the vid screen are different vid choices you can make, same as Ytube and most everywhere else. Click a pic, it plays the vid. So you are able to pick any of many vids from one little window. I like that.
This example is the size I want. Onscreen, it's about 3.5" wide x 2.5" high, displaying only the area of the page I want to see, with viewable, usable controls. I generally only want to see the speaker's manner and expression along with hearing his/her words. I don't need to count pores. If I do, I can switch to full screen with one click.
It takes time to set up these tiny windows. A minute or so to get them just right. then when you close them, they're gone. So time and convenience are part of the deal here.
A gadget called mini-browser tried to do something like what I want, but didn't, e.g., it forgets everything when you turn it off, the controls are so tiny, you need a magnifying glass, and other issues. And it's no longer actively developed, as far as I know, since 2009.
What I want:
1) a folder with a list of links to web pages I want to see.
2) click a link and a new chrome (or other browser) window appears showing only the specific section of the selected link/webpage I want to see.
3) the window is PRE-tiny-SIZED.
4) to do this fast.
5) to have the option to open several of these tiny windows, e.g., for simultaneous coverage of the same event, all on one display. Low-cost, low-bulk, multiple displays - of ONLY what I want to see.
6) And finally, once the window borders are set, I would like to get rid of those up/down/left/right sliders - to have more viewing area in my tiny windows.
The key here is the folder with the list of links, AND settings file(s) specific to each link to open the selected webpage, size the window, show the pre-selected section of the webpage (which is always the same location on the page, btw), and remove the sliders. So -> click the link -> a tiny window opens showing only the specific section of the selected link/page. I would also like it to open at a preset location on my display screen.
I hope what I am suggesting/requesting makes sense to the reader. Please understand, I don't know how to DO any of this. I do know it would be useful to me, and I suspect, to many others.
Frankly, thinking about it, I'm surprised this "app" isn't at or near the top of requests from laptoppers and anyone else with one display. Like, oh say, people with iphones, androids, or...
In fact, thinking a little more, I suspect it's already been done. So is there a secret password, handshake, what? And logically, the next question... do online advertisers pay insiders to keep the secret?
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