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MegaSPEED Web Accelerator for Macintosh  - Configuration

1. Using MegaSPEED Web Accelerator.

2. Advanced Options.


Launching MegaSPEED Web Accelerator

To launch the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator, locate the application icon in your dock at the bottom of the screen or in your Applications directory. You can typically access the Applications directory by clicking the finder icon in your Dock, select your Hard Drive, and then select the Applications folder. After locating the MegaSPEED Web Accelerator icon, we recommend that you drag and drop that icon into the Dock. This will allow you to easily access this program in the future.


Changing the Image Quality Setting

The image quality setting changes the appearance of images that appear in your web browser. The higher the quality you select, the longer it will take the image to load. For slower Internet connections, it is recommended that you lower your image quality. This slider can be adjusted anytime while browsing.

To adjust the image quality, slide the bar located on the "Images" tab of the Accelerator program. The two sample images on that screen will change to show you how images on websites will look at the current acceleration level. When you are done adjusting the image quality setting, click the Apply button to save your changes.


Starting, Stopping, and Closing the Accelerator

Occasionally, you may need to stop or start the Accelerator manually.

To Stop:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar at the top, then select Stop MegaSpeed.

To Start:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar then select Start Mega speed.

To Close:
Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar then select Quit Mega speed or simply click the red circle in the upper left corner of the application.


Advanced Options

Bypassing MegaSPEED Web Accelerator for selected sites

In some cases, you may not want a website to pass through the Accelerator. This usually is where you need to enter a secure site by entering passwords. If you encounter this situation, you can stop acceleration on the specific sites through the Network settings in the Apple System Preferences.

To access the Apple System Preferences and add sites to the exclusion list:

  1. Click on the Apple Menu icon in the upper left corner of your screen and select "System Preferences ...".
  2. In System Preferences, double click on the Network icon:
  3. Make sure your Location is chosen, usually MAIN.
  4. For Show: choose Internal Modem.
  5. Click on the "Proxies" tab.
  6. Enter the sites you would like MegaSPEED to bypass into the "Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains:" text area:
  7. When finished, click on Apply Now in the lower right corner.

Accessing Product Version Information

You may view the product version in the About dialog.
  1. Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar
  2. Select "About MegaSPEED Web Accelerator"

Accessing the Diagnostics Menu

If you encounter any technical issues, you may be asked to run the Diagnostics test. To access the diagnostics menu:
  1. Select MegaSPEED from the Apple Menu Bar
  2. Select "Diagnostics"
  3. To run the diagnostics click the "Get Diagnostic Info.", to close the Diagnostics windows select "Ok".