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Introducing Quick Links

What is Quick Links?

All pages in the new Williams theme include a feature called Quick Links to improve the way you navigate around the site. Quick Links is a fully customizable menu you can use access your favorite links from any page.

Where can I find my Quick Links?

You’ll find Quick Links in the upper right hand corner of all the pages that are using the new Williams theme. At the moment, Quick Links does not appear in the old theme.

Where are my Quick Links?

How do I customize my Quick Links?

Quick Links comes preloaded with a default list of frequently used links. You can click “Add this page to your Quick Links” to add your current page to the top of the dropdown menu.

To manage your Quick Links, click on “Customize your Quick Links” to open the popup interface. All links from the A-Z Directory are displayed in the left column. You can filter the list by typing in any search term.

Filter Quick Links

Drag any link from the left column to the right to add it to your Quick Links. You can also rearrange Your Links on the right by dragging and dropping them into place.

Drag and drop to rearrange

Hover over a link to display icons. You can edit, delete, or go to the selected link.

Hover to see icons

You can add a Custom Link to any website by clicking the blue “Add Custom Link” button.

Add a custom link

You can also add a section divider to help you organize your links.

Add a divider

Saving your Quick Links

Any changes you’ve made have already been saved by your web browser. To make your changes available on any computer, click the Save icon and log in with your Williams user ID and password.

Saving your Quick Links

 

Now you’ll be able to sign in to see your Quick Links by clicking the green “Load Saved Quick Links” button.

Load your saved Quick Links

Troubleshooting

Why isn’t my browser storing my QuickLinks?

You need to have cookies enabled for your browser to automatically save your Quick Links. Read on for specific instructions for each browser.

Firefox

Go to Firefox –> Preferences, and choose Privacy. (On a PC, go to Firefox –> Options –> Options –> Privacy.) Under History, choose “Remember History,” or “Use custom settings for History,” and make sure you’ve checked off “Accept cookies from sites,” “Accept third-party cookies,” and “Keep cookies until they expire.” Save and refresh your browser.

Enabling cookies in Firefox

Enabling cookies in Firefox

Chrome

Under Chrome –> Settings, scroll down and click to show Advanced Settings. Under Privacy, click on Content Settings. Under Cookies, check off “Allow local data to be set (recommended).” Save and refresh your browser.

Enabling cookies in Chrome

Enabling cookies in Chrome

Safari

Under Safari –> Preferences –> Privacy, make sure “Block Cookies” is set to either “From third parties and advertisers” or “Never.” Save and refresh your browser.

Internet Explorer

Under Tools –> Internet Options –> Privacy, set Settings to Medium. Save and refresh your browser.

If that still doesn’t help, go to Tools –> Internet Options –> General. Under Browsing History, “Delete browsing history on exit” does NOT need to be checked off. However, if you do want that option, click the “Delete…” button (shown in blue in the picture below).

 

Internet Options --> General

Make sure “Cookies” is NOT checked off. Then click Delete at the bottom of the menu, OK out of Internet Options, and refresh your browser.

Don't delete cookies

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