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Browsing Illinois JobLink
Users can browse Illinois JobLink with a mouse or keyboard using the flyout menus at the left of the screen.

Mouse Navigation

Point to the desired top-level command or menu to highlight it. Menus are identified with a right-pointing arrow. When a menu is highlighted (for example, the Find a Job menu), the submenu or "flyout" expands. Click the desired command to go to that page. Move your pointer off of the menu or submenu to contract the submenu(s).

Keyboard Navigation

Press the TAB key until the desired top level command or menu is highlighted. Menus are identified with a right-pointing arrow. When a menu is highlighted (for example, the Find a Job menu), press the RIGHT ARROW key to expand the submenu or "flyout". Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to scroll through the commands in the submenu. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to expand any additional submenus. Press the LEFT ARROW key to contract the submenu(s). When the desired command is highlighted, press ENTER to go to that page.

Viewing Illinois JobLink

Users can easily optimize the display of Illinois JobLink on their computer using the built-in controls available in most web browsers. See the browser-specific instructions below. Regardless of which browser you are using, you may also zoom in or out using the following keyboard shortcuts. To zoom in for a larger display, press CTRL++. To zoom out for a smaller display, press CTRL+-. To reset the display to the default page size of 100%, press CTRL+0.

Internet Explorer 7-9
  1. On the browser menu, click Page and point to Zoom.
  2. To increase or decrease the display size, select a percentage. The default display size is 100%.
Internet Explorer 6
  1. On the browser menu, click View and point to Text Size.
  2. To increase the font size, select Larger or Largest. The default is medium.
Firefox 3.0.1-9
  1. On the browser menu, click View and point to Text Size.
  2. To zoom in for a larger display, click Zoom In. To zoom out for a smaller display, click Zoom Out. To reset the display to the default, click Reset.
Firefox 3
  1. On the browser menu, click View and point to Zoom.
  2. To increase the font size, select Zoom Increase. To decrease the font size, select Decrease. To reset the display to the default, click Normal.
Safari 4 and 5
  1. On the browser menu, click View.
  2. To zoom in for a larger display, click Zoom In. To zoom out for a smaller display, click Zoom Out. To reset the display to the default, click Actual Size.
Safari 3
  1. On the browser menu, click View.
  2. To increase the font size, click Make Text Bigger. To decrease the font size, click Make Text Smaller. To reset the display to the default, click Make Text Normal Size.
Google Chrome
  1. On the browser menu, click the Tools icon.
  2. Next to Zoom, click the + or - buttons to increase or decrease the display percentage. The default display percentage is 100%.
Opera
  1. On the browser menu, point to Page, then point to Zoom.
  2. Select a percentage to increase or decrease the display size. The default display size is 100%.
Recommended Browsers and Browser Settings

This application utilizes JavaScript and cookie technology. Illinois JobLink does not require that you use a JavaScript-enabled browser, as JavaScript is used purely to enhance the browsing experience.

Illinois JobLink does require that you use a cookie-enabled browser. The cookies we set are used only for "state-management". In other words, cookies are our way of identifying a user through the duration of their session on our site.

Illinois JobLink has been tested on a variety of browsers including: Microsoft Internet Explorer from version 6, Netscape from version 8, Opera from version 7, Firefox from version 1 and Safari for Windows and MAC. Some earlier versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Opera may function properly with our site, but will not display the pages as the more recent versions do.

If the pages do not reflect recent changes or additions, you may need to adjust your browsing history settings. Follow the instructions below.

Internet Explorer 7-9
  1. On the browser menu, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, under "Browsing history", click Settings.
  3. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages", select Every time I visit the webpage.
  4. Click OK.
Internet Explorer 6
  1. On the browser menu, click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, under "Browsing history", click Settings.
  3. Under "Check for newer versions of stored pages", select Every Visit to the Page.
  4. Click OK.
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