|As is the case with many other computer-related dysfunctions, Web Induced Disorders (WIDs) primarily occur in students, with the onset of clinical symptoms arising when faced with pending classroom assignments. The exact cause of WIDs is unknown, but if detected early, all disorders are highly treatable. Refer to the following diagnostic chart for browser-related cures to common WIDs.|
|DIAGNOSTIC CHART FOR WIDs|
|Which WID?||Symptoms||Browser-related Cure|
(klik a' matic
|a restless excitement to click on all available buttons in a program.||Hide the Links bar to remove temptation to click unecessarily.|
(yoo ar el tip' e the)
|a strong aversion to typing lengthy Internet addresses.||Hide the Address bar. Then, create links on the Links bar for students to access project-specific Web sites directly.|
|a chronic condition involving continual movement of the right scroll bar; often occurs when Web page is too long for the browser.||Use the Fullscreen button to enlarge the viewing area and accommodate longer Web pages.
CAUTION: do not attempt this with novice Web surfers. Students should be very familiar with the browser before introducing this cure.
(kur' ser mov ere'a)
|a condition characterized by imprecise movement and placement of the mouse cursor; occurs primarily in younger students with developing motor skills; can lead to errant clicking and click-amatic fever (see above).||Make browser buttons as large as possible. Any effort to remove Text Labels from the navigation buttons should be avoided, as this will reduce the overall size of the buttons.|