Compendium of Pesticide Common Names

Hints and Tips


I have tried to make the Compendium easy to use, but there are some features that you may not notice or that are not straightforward.

More information in the Status field

The Status field contains the abbreviated name of the organisation that approved the common name. Many of the data sheets contain more information – move your mouse so that the cursor is on the abbreviation, and you will see the additional information in a tooltip. Some browsers show this additional information in the Status Bar at the bottom of the browser window.

More information about a published name

More information about an approved name

Status, with the name of the organisation

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Bookmarking a data sheet

Almost all Web browsers allow you to bookmark a Web page so that you can return to it easily. However, this does not work for pages that are displayed in frames, such as the indexes of the Compendium.

If you want to bookmark a data sheet that is displayed with an index, click the “Hide index” link at the bottom of the data sheet. This will display the data sheet alone, so that you can bookmark it.

Link to display a data sheet alone

The “Hide index” link is not shown when a data sheet is displayed alone.

To return to the index view, use your Web browser’s “Back” button

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Navigation buttons

The data sheets for pesticides in ISO 1750-1981 Pesticides and other agrochemicals – Common names (including its addenda and amendments) and in ISO 765-1976 Pesticides considered not to require common names can display buttons that help you to navigate the Compendium, including browsing through the data sheets in alphabetical order, or jumping to the first or last data sheet. Navigation buttons are available in the Firefox, iCab, Opera and SeaMonkey (formerly Mozilla) Web browsers.

Navigation buttons are also available for moving between the various indexes that are part of the Compendium.


Navigation buttons in Firefox

To install navigation buttons in Firefox:

  1. In Firefox, go to Site Navigation Bar
  2. Select the “Install Now” link
  3. Close and re-start Firefox

To turn on the Site Navigation Bar in Firefox:

  1. Open the “View” menu
  2. Select “Site Navigation Toolbar…”
  3. Select “only as needed” or “always”
  4. Click the “OK” button

Navigation buttons in Opera 7

To turn on navigation buttons in Opera 9:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Toolbars
  3. Select Navigation bar, so that a tick appears beside it

Navigation buttons in Mozilla 1.5

To turn on navigation buttons in SeaMonkey:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Show/Hide
  3. Select Site Navigation Bar
  4. Select Show Only As Needed (or Show Always), so that a dot appears beside it

Navigation buttons in iCab

To turn on navigation buttons in iCab:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Standard Links Toolbar

These navigation buttons are not available in Internet Explorer, Safari, OmniWeb or Netscape.

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Using the High visibility style

The data sheets, classifications and introductory pages in the Compendium include “High visibility” style sheets for larger type and higher contrast, and you may find them helpful if you have poor eyesight. At present, only the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and SeaMonkey Web browsers allow these alternative style sheets to be selected:

To select the “High visibility” style sheet in Internet Explorer:

  1. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar
  2. Open the View menu
  3. Select Style
  4. Select High visibility

To select the “High visibility” style sheet in Firefox:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Page Style
  3. Select High visibility

To select the “High visibility” style sheet in Opera:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Style
  3. Select High visibility

To select the “High visibility” style sheet in SeaMonkey:

  1. Open the View menu
  2. Select Use Style
  3. Select High visibility

Comparison of normal and High visibility styles

The style reverts to normal when you go to another page, and so you need to select the “High visibility” style sheet on each page that you visit.


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