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by dslater

Created

February 23, 2007

Shortcut for entering other people’s Connect personal meeting rooms

Here is a simple script you can add to your browser (FireFox or IE) that pops-up a dialog box to enter only the name of the room, not the entire server path. No more having to type in the full URL.
So for example, my personal meeting room is my.adobe.acrobat.com/dave and everyone else’s here at Adobe also starts with “my.adobe.acrobat.com/”. With this shortcut I can just type what comes after the /. That’s a savings of 21 keystrokes! What a magical time we live in. Productivity galore.
Alright, enough preamble. Here’s how to do it:
IE:
1. Create a new bookmark for your Connect server. Note that if you are on our hosted service, this URL will something like yourcompanyname.acrobat.com. If you are a licensed customer it will be whatever your account adminstrator chose.
2. Right click on the bookmark, select “Properties”.
3. On the General tab, rename it to “Connect to a Room” or whatever.
4. On the Web Document tab, paste the following into the URL field, and be sure to alter the placeholder URL path I have below with your server path:

javascript:(function(){q=document.selection.createRange().text;if(\!q)q=prompt(‘ Enter Acrobat Connect Room ID:’,”); if(q)location.href=’http://yourservername.whatever.com/’+escape(q);})()

Note: IE 6 will tell you that there’s no program to handle javascript. Say “Yes” to keep it anyway
Firefox:
1. Create a new bookmark for Connect server. As mentioned in the IE instructions above, if you are on our hosted service, this URL will something like yourcompanyname.acrobat.com. If you are a licensed customer it will be whatever your account adminstrator chose.
2. Right click on the bookmark, select “Properties”.
3. In the Name field, rename it to “Connect to a Meeting Room” or whatever you like.
4. Paste the following into the Location field, and alter the placeholder URL to your actual URL:

javascript:(function(){q=document.getSelection();if(!q)q=prompt(‘ Enter Acrobat Connect Room ID:’); if(q)location.href=’http://yourservername.whatever.com/’+escape(q);})()