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context or explanation, refer to:
Organization of findings display.
Section 5.2: Page organization.
Another aspect of the overall organization of
findings is how the findings are organized into pages and within
Many of the page organization features can only
be controlled through setting preferences (
Reference Section 5.4: Findings page organization).
The following search engine specific write-up is restricted to
page organization parameters that you can set dynamically, that
is, apply to the single search you are doing.
All our featured search engines can limit the
number of findings reported per page. This feature can also be
set as a preference. As well:
AltaVista's site collapse feature can be
used to control whether to show all findings from a single
Copernic provides two basic formats for results page
organization, one using a browser window and the other not.
When Site Collapse is on (check box is
checked), AltaVista displays a maximum of two results per
site. This lets you see many different sites in your
results. When Site Collapse is off, AltaVista displays all
results from each site, indenting pages from the same site
below the first result listed in order of relevance. This
makes it easy to see results from deep within sites. [AltaVista
results per page
To control the number of results displayed per page for a
particular search, select the number of findings per page
from the drop-down menu shown here:
For an example,
see the Copernic screenshot in Chapter
3: Local application interfaces.
Copernic has two basic page organizations for browsing
The primary organization makes available a large pane on
the right and bottom two-thirds of the screen to display the
When the results are displayed in the preceding pane, you
can select "Browse Results" in the "Common
Tasks" pane on the lower left. This takes you to a
browser interface that has the results listed in very short
form on a scrollable frame to the left of the browser
window. The results themselves are seen in the much larger
scrollable frame on the right of that same window.
If you select one of the findings from the left pane, or
from the hyperlink for that finding in the right frame, the
finding itself opens in the right frame. You can also display
the findings one by one by choosing "Previous" or
"Next" options in the toolbar at the top of the
frame on the left (see screenshot below).
To return to the findings list in the right frame after
viewing an individual finding, click on the leftmost icon on
the toolbar at the top of the left frame ( see
screenshot below or for a larger one,
4: Organization of findings display).
To close the left frame, either choose the "X" in
the upper right-hand corner of that frame, or select the
"Close Toolbar" option in the Options menu (see
accompanying screenshot) accessible in the toolbar at the top
of the left frame.
see the screenshot in Reference
Section 6.4: Software integration.
If you use Internet Explorer as your browser, you can
control the number of findings displayed per browser window
page using a preference setting. (Click on screenshot below to
open full-size in a new window.)