ulTRAX'S ARCHIVE

WEBTV TRICKS



BROWSER SETUP TRICKS

Created: 12-99. Updated: 0-15-2000. Page design and Entire Site ulTRAX@webtv.net. This section is under construction!


~ WTV TRICKS INDEX ~

This page contains numerous tricks that can be done using the WebTV Browser Setup Codes. While a few, such as Text Size, were known in fall '98, most were not.

While a few codes were found last year using the JS Code Reader, the rest were deduced from studying the WTV-SETUP:/GET code and CLIENTARG.TXT. For more information on the original work done to discover these codes please go to here for acollection of old posts from the technical NG.

In most cases WebTV has NOT even provided us a method to change these Setup Values. Manually using the codes is the only option.




PLAY SONGS SETUP: ulTRAX/Sept '99
These codes allow you to turn off music such as the musical logo during the Splash phase of Login.

client:setsetup?setup-play-songs=1
client:setsetup?setup-play-songs=0


SOUND EFFECTS SETUP: ulTRAX/Sept '99
These codes allow you to shut off the Browser's annoying little sound effects... like the "error thump". It was also useful in preventing Audioscope Bombs from detonating.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-play-sounds=0
client:setsetupvalue?setup-play-sounds=1


TEXT COLOR SETUP: Frank___Rizzo/Sept '99
This code works only on pages with a default color setting. Any HEX color code can be used.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-text-color=000000


LINK COLOR SETUP: ulTRAX/Sept '99
This code allow you to change the default color of links. Use any HEX color code.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-link-color=2222bb


BACKGROUND MUSIC SETUP: ulTRAX/Oct '98
This is the code behind the Music Setup page codes allow us to switch our background music on or off. It was found using the JS Code Reader.
client:setsetupvalue?setup-play-bgm=0
client:setsetupvalue?setup-play-bgm=1


BACKGROUND MUSIC VOLUME SETUP: ulTRAX/Sept 99
This code allows you to control the sound level of the background music. Pick any value between 0 and 100. Is it useful? Not really!

client:setsetupvalue?setup-bgm-volume=100

BACKGROUND COLOR SETUP: ulTRAX/Sept 99
This code allows for changing the default background color on some web pages. Use any HEX color code. Not of much value.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-background-color=c6c6c6

KEYBOARD SETUP: ulTRAX/Oct '98
These codes allow you to switch between the alphabetical and the QWERTY Keyboard. These are the codes in our Setup section. They were found using the JS Code Reader.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-keyboard=alphabetical
client:setsetupvalue?setup-keyboard=standard



TEXT SIZE SETUP: ulTRAX/Oct '98
These are the codes behind the old Text Size pulldown menu. They were found using the JS Code Reader. Since then WNI has gone to simple HREF Links and CMD+CTRL can be used to get these codes. Reader.

client:setsetupvalue?setup-font-size=small
client:setsetupvalue?setup-font-size=medium
client:setsetupvalue?setup-font-size=large