Express link to Vintage Radio & Television
Written on Monday, 13th October, 2014 at 20:00.
This is a short and simple lesson on how to create a shortcut to Vintage Radio & Television in Windows 7 and 8. The same technique is likely in Windows 10, which is projected to be released next year.
This is a trick that seems to only work for Internet Explorer. You may be able to create shortcuts for other browsers but not using the method shown below.
Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the secure version of Vintage Radio & Television, (noting the security prefix) https://vintage-radio.com.au/. Don't worry about the 'www' in the URL, this site excludes it anyway. Once you are at the site's home page simply drag the 'VR' roundel shown inside the red circle in the above image down to a blank spot on your taskbar and let go of it there.
Job done. You should now see the site's favourites icon in your task bar. When you click this the browser will over-ride your home page settings and take you straight here. You can then use this window to set your preferred window width and height settings which will not interfere with the settings you have set for when you click the standard blue IE icon. You will also notice that the window open when clicking the new icon will provide a matching colour scheme for the FWD and BACK buttons.
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Articles and Tutorials
These tutorials and articles contain a lot of worthwhile information relating to specific aspects of vintage radio and television. I recommend a read of these though some of them are quite large. You might need a cuppa tea and a few hours to get through them all in one hit. NOTE: Some of these articles are written by members of Vintage Radio and Television and where this is the case credit has been given.
Collectability of vintage radios
Knowing how to date old radios
The listener's licence and the sealed set
Batteries used in valve radios
Safety with electricity
Valve radio model life cycles
The brands of antique radios
The survivors - Where are they now?
Replicas and outright pretenders
Restoring a 1950 Airzone Cub
Restoration of an ARC Victor (by Pentagrid)
AWA Radiolette v's Pure One
Create a taskbar shortcut to Vintage Radio & Television
Restoring a Vogue console radio (by Fred Lever)
Vintage Radio and Television's glossary contains the definitions for dozens of words and phrases.
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On our free links page there are dozens of other vintage radio-related websites which may be of interest to you. Everything from national vintage radio clubs to personal and business websites is included. Outside links.
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