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Viewing Our Website Pages

Note for users of Microsoft Windows XP and the Internet Explorer Web browser: Service Pack 2, which contains security enhancements for the Windows XP operating system, installs a program that initially blocks pop-up windows and scripts. These affect the OLLI Website pages, since we use javascript for our mouse-over, drop-down menus and for some pop-up windows.

When you first open the OLLI Website, you may see an Information Bar that says, “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this file from showing active content that could access your computer. Click here for options…” One option is to Allow Blocked Content.

You can be assured that it is perfectly safe to run the javascript on our pages, and we recommend that you click the Information Bar and select Allow Blocked Content.

If you cannot see the smaller pop-up windows on this site when you click the link to them, try this fast procedure: hold the ctrl key down while you click on the link. To change settings for all such windows, in the Internet Explorer browser window click Tools, Internet Options, and the Privacy tab. Clear the check mark from the box that says Block Pop-ups. Or, to keep pop-up blocking, but still view our Website’s pop-ups, leave the check mark in the box and click on Settings. Type into the top field the shorter website address,, and click Add. Repeat for the longer address, In Settings you can also change the level of pop-up blocking. Please send an e-mail to the Webmaster if you find other problems.

Some documents on this site are in Portable Document Format: PDF files that require a PDF reader to view them. A free Adobe Acrobat PDF file reader can be found at the Adobe Website. On the Adobe home page click on the “Get Adobe Reader” icon to go to the download page. If the download does not start automatically, click “here to download.” You will not need to register Adobe Reader.

The pages on this site look best if your screen resolution is set to 800 x 600 or greater. You can see more of a given page’s content if your browser screen view is set to “full screen;” in Internet Explorer, use F11 to go to full screen and back to normal.

Throughout this site, clicking on a hypertext link to an external Website will open a new browser window. OLLI-Mason is not responsible for information, including photographic images, published on or accessible through personal Web pages, nor does OLLI-Mason monitor the content of Web sites to which it links. OLLI-Mason strives to follow the disclaimer, copyright information, and other Web site policies of its sponsor, George Mason University. See Mason’s Web site development pages for further information about these policies.