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How to get the most out of LocalTalkNewark.com

LocalTalkNews.com is a sophisticated web site that has a few features you may not have encountered on other web sites.

Perhaps the most important feature is the ability to customize the layout to suit your interests and needs. Your settings will be saved by cookies so the next time you visit the site, it will look exactly as you last left it. To reset the page to its default mode, just scroll down to the bottom and hit the Reset User Settings button on the bottom right.

You will notice on each of the bars on the section headers three icons: a wrench, perpindicular lines with four arrows and a down arrow.

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The wrench will open a window that will allow you to select what sections you want to show, whether you want to show an image, how many introductory items you want to show, and how many link items you want to show.

If you place your cursor over the perpindicular lines with the four arrows, you can move your bar to another location. Let's say you live in East Orange and are really interested in seeing news from your hometown first, rather than news from Newark. Just place your cursor over the button, click and move the bar to the top.

The down arrow will collapse the section heading. Click the up arrow to expand it.

RSS

If you'd like to receive updates through RSS, just click the RSS button at the right top of the page.

Social Networking

We will update our Facebook and Twitter page whenever we add a new story. So stay informed by becoming our fan on Facebook and following us on Twitter. If you find a story interesting and want to share it with your friends on Facebook or another bookmarking site, just click on the bookmark link above the comments.

Comments

You can also leave comments on all of our articles and subscribe to the comment feed through RSS or via email, if you are a registered user.

Photos

The size of nearly every photo can be blown up with caption info below. Just click on the magnifying glass in the bottom right corner of the image.

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