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The History Files is optimised for versions 5 and above of Netscape and Internet Explorer, and all versions of Mozilla Firefox.

If your browser can't display tables or Java, messages will inform you of this where appropriate.


To be sure you are viewing the most up-to-date material, click the refresh or reload button on your browser every time you visit.


You may be seeing messages on the site such as "Sorry, you will need to enable your browser's JavaScript feature to view this content".

JavaScript is required on many websites in order to run more advanced features which cannot otherwise be used. Having your browser's JavaScript feature disabled means you may be missing out on content.

Below is a short piece of text written in JavaScript which says "This is your JavaScript test message". If you can see this then your JavaScript settings are okay. If, however, you see the message: "Sorry, you will need to enable your browser's JavaScript feature," then you may indeed need to change your JavaScript settings.

If you see the second message, then your first step towards resolving this issue is to make sure you are running the latest version of your browser. If you are using an old version then it is recommended that you upgrade.

Internet Explorer 6 or 7 comes as a standard installation on most Windows-based machines. This is good enough, although the security levels are excessively restrictive when it is first installed. Firefox 2.0.4 or later is the primary recommended web browser.

If having either of these this doesn’t solve your viewing problem or you already have the latest version, or you are using a non-Windows platform such as Linux, then you may need to alter your security or JavaScript settings.

For more detailed help with this issue visit the page:
Enabling JavaScript


RSS feeds for all new features and king lists are now available throughout the History Files website. You can also subscribe to existing pages.

To learn more about RSS feeds visit the page:
Help with RSS


Social bookmarking with popular sites such as StumbleUpon is now available for all pages in the History Files web site.

As an example, simply click on the icon at the foot of each page to share that page or bookmark it in your online StumbleUpon account.

To discover more about social bookmarking visit the page:
Help with Social Bookmarking


If you have any other issues or problems regarding the History Files website, or if you wish to report any errors or discuss any of the topics mentioned here, then please let us know so that we can help. You can contact us via this page:
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