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Installing LibX 2.0 in Firefox
First download and install the current version. You will need to have a recent version of Firefox (8.0+). After installation you may not see the LibX icon in your browser. To make it display click ”View”, then “Customize.
In the “Customize Toolbar” window, find the “Brandeis LibX” icon and drag it to your browser’s toolbar, at the top of your window.
You can either drag the icon to your Firefox bookmarks toolbar (if you have it showing), or to the right of your address bar, like this:
Installing LibX 2.0 in Google Chrome
After installing, you'll get confirmation in Chrome that LibX was installed, and an arrow will show you where the LibX icon is:
If you click the icon, you may see a search box that asks you to "Search for a LibX edition." Enter "Brandeis," and choose "Brandeis Edition".
Installing LibX 1.5 in Firefox
Browser Requirement 1.5 or higher.
Please note: The (old) LibX LTS 1.5 Toolbar was initially written for Firefox. For best performance of all of the features, use the Firefox version.
If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site...from installing software on your computer", press the button labeled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" to add "lts.brandeis.edu" to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed.
Then click "OK" and click on the "Install LibX" link again. You will need to re-launch Firefox to see the LibX LTS extension.
Internet Explorer: Browser requirements 6.0 or higher. It runs best with Internet Explorer 7.0, and requires that .Net 2.0 or later is installed--check your Windows Update.
To install the LibX LTS toolbar you must have Internet Explorer open. Save the file first. Then close all Internet Explorer windows and run the file. A wizard will walk you through the installation process. Check the box to re-start Internet Explorer before you click "finish."
To uninstall the LibX LTS Toolbar use the Windows Control Panel and follow the same steps that you would to uninstall any program. Look for the LibX for IE in your list of installed programs.
Support for COinS linking: The LibX LTS Toolbar looks for ISBNs and ISSNs hidden inside SPAN tags in web pages and generates a button when it finds one. Follow to check for access. Read more about COinS.
Support for xISBN searching: A book can have many different ISBNs. If it was published in paperback and in hardcover, it will often have two different ISBNs. Different editions of a title are also assigned new ISBNs. Given an ISBN, the LibX LTS Toolbar will find the title, if owned, even if Brandeis has the title under a different ISBN.