Cannot install screen-scrapers

From: Brian Osborne <>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 12:24:47 -0500

Simile group,

Iım a bit perplexed as Iım not seeing the icon or icons that are said to be
necessary for scraper installation or activation. Let me just say that I
believe that Piggy Bank is installed as its icon is up there in the toolbar
and clicking on it shows me the ³My Piggy Bank² page. Thereıs also a Piggy
Bank sub-menu in Firefoxıs Tool menu. Finally, the ³Browse Tidbits on This
Page² menu command seems to work, for example, when invoked at the Semantic
Bank page and I see [data coin icons] on particular pages.

>From the docs at


To install a screen scraper, you need to save its information (that you have
collected) and to activate it. To activate a screen scraper, click on the
icon [disabled gear icon] at the upper right corner of the screen scraperıs
information. That icon will change to this icon [enabled gear icon] to
indicate that the screen scraper is activated.

If I go to the Semantic Bank page at I see pages dedicated to
23 scrapers, List View, yet I do not see any [disabled gear icons] on these
pages. If I go to a page dedicated to a scraper, like the NCBI PubMed Screen
Scraper page, I do not see a [disabled gear icon]. Iım assuming one or both
of these pages are the ³screen scraper information² pages, yes? I do see
links labelled ³focus on these values² on some of the scraperıs pages, upper
right, but no [disabled gear icon].


Mac OS X 10.4.5
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20060111 Firefox/

Your thoughts?

Brian O.
Received on Tue Mar 14 2006 - 17:24:56 EST

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