CPC View Documentation

The recommended hardware and software configurations for CPC View are: IBM PC-compatible running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows NT V4 or later, with 32-bit versions of Netscape Navigator versions 2.02, or later; Navigator Gold versions 2.02, or later; or Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3.0, or later.


Installation dialog box To install CPC View, you will need the CPC View installation program. If you do not have the installation program, you can download it from our web site. Once you have retrieved the installation program, follow these simple instructions:

If you are using Internet Explorer's Active Desktop, you may need to restart your computer after installing CPC View.

Installation location

CPC View is a web browser plug-in; it is installed within the installation directory of your web browser (e.g., Netscape; Internet Explorer). The CPC View installation program will investigate your system and select your default web browser as the installation location. If you wish to change the installation location, click on the "Change" button. This will cause the "Locate Browser" dialog to appear. Use the "Locate Browser" dialog to select the location of the web browser application into which you wish to install CPC View. By default, the Netscape application is located at:
c:\Program Files\Netscape\Communicator\Program\Netscape.exe
c:\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator\Program\Netscape.exe
By default, the Internet Explorer application is located at:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\IExplore.exe

Installing over an ActiveX version

If the CPC View ActiveX control or DocObject is already installed, a dialog box with the following message will be displayed:
Internet Explorer is currently configured to use the ActiveX version of CPC View. If you would like Internet Explorer to use the plug-in version of CPC View that you have just installed, the ActiveX version must be disabled. Do you want to disable the ActiveX version of CPC View?
In general, it is appropriate to select the "Yes" button in this dialog box.


CPC View supports certain customizable features through the Windows registry. These features are not directly accessible from the CPC View installation program. They are intended for use within third-party installation programs.

Specifying the Help URL

[This customization is supported in version 5.3.1 and later.]

The target URL for the Help... command (available from the CPC right mouse menu) can be specified in the registry. To specify the target URL, create a string value named Help within the following registry key:

Set the value of Help to the desired URL target for the Help... command.

For example, setting the Help value to "" would cause CPC View to open "" whenever the Help... command is invoked.

Additional help parameters

If the specified target URL contains a "?", CPC View will append two parameters to the URL when accessing the help page:

The following example regedit file specifies that the help page is at "".


Under version 5.3.1 (or later) of the plug-in, CPC View would access this help page using the URL ""

If you would like to change the Help target for the current user, rather than all users, edit the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cartesian Products\CPC View\URLs.


Installation dialog box CPC View version 5.1 or later can be uninstalled via the Add/Remove Programs facility of the Windows Control Panel. The following procedure can be used to uninstall CPC View V5.1 or later.
  1. Select "Control Panel" from the "Settings" sub-menu of the Windows Start menu. This will start the Windows95 Control Panel application.
  2. Double-click on "Add/Remove Programs" in the "Control Panel" window. This will bring up the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" dialog box.
  3. Select the "Install/Uninstall" tab at the top of the dialog box.
  4. The dialog box should contain a list of installed programs on your system. Select the item titled "CPC View Plugin" and click on the "Add/Remove..." button. This will bring up the CPC View Uninstaller.
  5. The CPC View Uinstaller window will contain a list of the locations in which CPC View is installed on the system. Select the locations that you wish to uninstall and click the "Uninstall" button at the bottom of the window.
  6. A dialog box will appear requesting confirmation of the uninstall operation. Click on the "Yes" button to continue the uninstall.
  7. A dialog box will appear informing you that the uninstall has completed. Click on the "OK" button to dismiss the dialog box.
  8. Restart your Web browser.

Manual Removal

Versions of CPC View earlier than V5.1 must be uninstalled manually. The installation of CPC View comprises a single file, NPCPC32.dll, which is installed in the "plugins" directory of your Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer installation. To uninstall CPC View, delete the file NPCPC32.dll and restart your browser.

The "plugins" directory is located in the same directory as your browser executable. If you installed Navigator in the default location, the CPC View file would be in:

\Program Files\Netscape\Navigator\Program\plugins\NPCPC32.dll
If you installed Internet Explorer in the default location, the CPC View file would be in:
\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins\NPCPC32.dll


Installation problems? Check our answers to Common Problems. If you still need help, send us email.

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