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Manual: Usage-Pop Ups

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An Interactive SiteTerm uses pop ups to share extra information that can help you to better understand utilize the Site. To determine if your browser supports pop ups, move your mouse over the top of the small gray question mark to the right of this TermTerm and pause. If texts appears (a small asterisk), your browser supports pop ups!

Note that if you are accessing the site from a Device (e.g. many Mobile devices) and you lack a "mouse" the pop up hints may not appear, completely dependent upon your Mobile Device's implementation.

Here's how we use pop ups on RidgeStar Interactive Sites.

Hyperlinks
For hyperlinked text (i.e. hot, clickable), pop ups indicate the type of information the hyperlink provides. For example, if you move your mouse over the Usage-Pop Ups hyperlink in the Table of Contents (left side of your screen), a Pop Up "question" appears that is addressed by this page.
Graphics and Symbols
You can also move your mouse over hyperlinked Graphics and Symbols to view pop up information. For example, pop ups appear when you move your mouse over the RidgeStarTerm Logo (upper left corner of the screen) or over the graphics SegmentTerm in the Table of Contents (left side of the screen).
Page Areas
Many elements within the page also provide pop up information. For example, moving your mouse over the "Pop ups" page title (very top of the screen) displays a pop up that describes this page's contents.
Input Forms
When needed, input forms on Interactive Sites display pop ups that describe the type of information you should enter in the blanks. For example, move your mouse over the top of the following input form:
Sample Input Form
Sample input
Action

Basically, pop ups provide information that helps you to learn or to remember how to use a particular item.