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General
LimeWire is the most robust application available for file sharing. The Options menu offers many more features
beyond the scope of this manual. We suggest perusing TOOLS-OPTIONS (Preferences for the MacOSX version)
under the application menu to explore all of this application’s user features. Advanced Users will find the options
windows of LimeWire very useful. However, users just beginning to understand how LimeWire works should
continue to read.




                                                                          This is the LimeWire Media Player. You
                                                                          can play your audio files directly from the
                                                                          application. However, if you wish to play
                                                                          files in another application, you may set
                                                                          LimeWire to use the system default
                                                                          player. Select options from the tools
                                                                          menu, click Player and turn the feature
                                                                          off.




                                           Now you can see how good your
                                           connection to the network is with the
                                           Connection Strength Meter with
                                           “turbo-charged” connection for PRO
                                           users. If you are having trouble
                                           connecting you should consult:
                                           .http://www.limewire.com/faq




Look and Feel
You can change the look and feel or “skin” of LimeWire by clicking on View under Menu, and “Apply Skins”.
LimeWire comes packaged with 3 skins and LimeWire PRO is packaged with a special skin in addition. To download
more skins, please go to http://www.limewire.com/skins.




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Installation
In order to install the LimeWire program you must have the Installer. If you don’t, you should first download the
installer from the website. After you have downloaded the program, your next step will vary slightly depending on
which platform you are using:

(CD-ROM users, please follow instructions located on the inner panel of the CD sleeve.)

     •       Windows - double click LimeWireWin.exe. Win users have the option of downloading 2 different
          installers. The LimeWire International Windows Version (pictured here) Installer is a larger file, but provides
          you with language options as well as the JRE installer:

     •        Mac OS Classic (8.1 or greater) –Double click LimeWireMac.bin.

     •        Mac OSX - Double-click the .dmg file to expand it. If you downloaded the installer with the Safari
          browser, the DMG should have expanded automatically. Double-click on the LimeWire icon to start using the
          software.

     •       Linux - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the
          prompt type: sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

     •    Solaris - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the
          prompt type: sh ./LimeWireSolaris.bin

     •    Unix - Open a shell and cd (change directory) to the directory where you downloaded the installer. At the
          prompt type: sh ./LimeWireSolaris.bin

     •    All Other Platforms - Type: jre –cp LimeWireOther.zip install.
          *If the above does not work try: jre –classpath [path to] classes.zip: LimeWireOther.zip install. If that does
          not work either, on sh-like shells, try: cd [to directory where install.zip is located] CLASSPATH = [path to]
          classes.zip: LimeWireOther.zip export CLASSPATH java install. For csh-like shells try: cd [to directory where
          LimeWireOther.zip is located] setenv CLASSPATH [path to] classes.zip: LimeWireOther.zip java install Once
          you have installed the LimeWire program, your next step will be bringing up the application. Do this by
          clicking on the LimeWire entry in the program menu of your start menu. *requires local JRE or JVM install
          with command: java -classpath LimeWireOther.zip install.\




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Installation (please note: Screenshots are taken from a Windows installation, English Version)
The installation process depends on which LimeWire installer you use and if you already have Java Runtime
Environment installed on your machine. For specific problems with installation, check the FAQ document.




                                                                                         Step 1: The install window will open. Click
                                                                                         “Next” to initiate installation.




                                                                                         Step 2: You will be asked to choose a
                                                                                         folder to install LimeWire. You may
                                                                                         choose the default folder or install in a
                                                                                         different folder. Afterwards, you will be
                                                                                         asked to select where to place the
                                                                                         shortcut/alias for LimeWire. We
                                                                                         recommend placing the it on your
                                                                                         desktop.




                                                                                         Step 3: LimeWire will ask you if you want
                                                                                         to run LimeWire on system startup.




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                                                                                         Step 4: LimeWire will be installed on
                                                                                         your computer




                                                                                         Finally click “Finish” or click on the
                                                                                         shortcut on your desktop to launch
                                                                                         LimeWire.




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The Setup Wizard

                                                                                    Step 1: Before you start using
                                                                                    LimeWire, you must briefly
                                                                                    complete the steps in The Setup
                                                                                    wizard, which will guide you
                                                                                    through the process.




                                                                                    Step 2: You will be asked to
                                                                                    designate a folder that will contain
                                                                                    the files you would like to share.
                                                                                    With the "Browse Host" feature, a
                                                                                    user can look at any file in this
                                                                                    folder. Any private material can be
                                                                                    viewed as long as it is in this
                                                                                    folder. You can change your folder
                                                                                    location at any time by going to
                                                                                    Tools/Options/Saving.




                                                                                    Step 3: Choose your connection
                                                                                    speed. If you do not know your
                                                                                    speed, select Modem if your
                                                                                    connection is generally slow, or
                                                                                    Cable/DSL if it is fast. You can
                                                                                    change your connection speed at
                                                                                    any time by going to
                                                                                    Tools/Options/Speed.




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                                                                                     Step 4: Choose whether to allow
                                                                                     LimeWire to scan your hard drive
                                                                                     for directories you might like
                                                                                     shared.




                                                                                     Step 5: Your settings are
                                                                                     complete.




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Search Tab




Search Tab – Keyword Search

The Search Tab offers users more options to narrow search criteria. For example, a user can search for an Audio
file by "Merchandise" , the title, by "Fugazi", the artist. When searching for audio, you can also narrow the search
criteria by using the GENRE drop down menu.

     1. Search Types: Each search type(audio, video, document, image, programs) offers different search criteria
        specific to the file type.
     2. Select the desired file type. If you don't know what type of file you're looking for--or don't have a preference--
        leave "Any Type" as your selection.
     3. Press the Search Button to start searching.
     4. Press the Stop Button to stop your search.
     5. Spinning Lime indicates a search is in progress. Once you type your desired search into the field, it
        generally takes 30 to 90 seconds before the last results appear.
     6. You can also see the progress of your search with Search Progress Bars located on the tab of each search
        result window.

Search Tab – What’s New Tab

The What’s New Tab allows users to search their local network for the latest content added. For example, clicking
on an Audio file type and then searching via what’s new will yield the latest audio files added to the network.


     1. Search Types: Each search type(audio, video, document, image, programs) will yield the most recently
        added files of that genre.
     2. Select the desired file type. If you don't know what type of file you're looking for--or don't have a preference--
        leave "Any Type" as your selection.
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     3. Press the What’s New button to start searching.
     4. Press the Stop Button to stop your search.
     5. Spinning Lime indicates a search is in progress. Once you type your desired search into the field, it
        generally takes 30 to 90 seconds before the last results appear.
     6. You can also see the progress of your search with Search Progress Bars located on the tab of each search
        result window.




Search Tab - Results Window

     1. After a search has been initiated, the search term will appear in a tab directly above the "Quality" column
        header. Once a search yields results, the number of results received is displayed in parentheses to the right
        of the search term.

          To close a search and forfeit all its results, click the "x," located on the left of the relevant tab.

     2. Clicking one of the column header bars will sort the search results by the data in that column.
        PC users: right clicking a column header allows you to add or remove a column.

          There are eight default column categories:
          Quality – See Stars
          # - Number of identical files found for that one result
          Name – Name of file
          Type – Type of file
          Size – Size of file in kilobytes
          Speed – Reported host connection type. Speeds in green are more likely to be accurate.
          Chat – Presence of Smiley Face indicates host’s ability to chat (early versions of LimeWire and non-LimeWire
          hosts do not support chat)
          Bitrate – Sampling rate(audio files only).

     3. The Search Result Ranking System indicates the likelihood of successfully completing a file transfer with
        this particular host.
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                       Four STARS indicates optimal probability of successful download. This easy to understand
          ranking system is designed to dramatically improve download success rates by ranking each file with a
          number of stars between one star (the least likely to achieve a successful download) and four stars (highly
          likely to achieve a successful download). If you opt to download a selection with 4 stars, it is almost
          guaranteed to be successful.          Blue Stars indicate results from a host in your local network. Any
          result with blue stars downloads incredibly fast!

     4. After highlighting a search result, click the Download button to begin a transfer. The file will appear on the
        download monitor below.         Additionally, a folder with an arrow pointing inside of it will appear in the
        Quality column to indicate that the download is current ongoing. The folder icon will change to a        piece
        of paper with a check mark when the download completes and a            broken piece of paper will appear if
        the download does not complete.

     5. Downloading a search result with more than one occurrence will speed up the download. By grouping all the
        clients sharing that same file, LimeWire pulls the file from multiple hosts, pooling the upload bandwidth
        thereby increasing the download rate. This process is called swarm downloading. Choosing a row with a
        higher group count will increase the likelihood of successful and fast download.

     6. Selecting a group of files to download will begin to transfer each of these files in parallel, meaning that
        LimeWire will download in parallel the maximum number of files up to the number specified by your options
        setting. Transfer requests numbering beyond that quantity will be queued locally. Additionally, if a previous
        attempt to download a file failed, a second attempt to download the same file again will either resume the
        file from where you left off or overwrite the existing fragment of a file. However, you will be asked for
        permission before any completed file in your download directory is overwritten.

     7. Browse Host allows you to view all of another user’s shared files. To use this feature, highlight one of the
        search results, and if the Browse Host button becomes active, click on it and another search result window
        will appear with all the files in that user’s Shared directory.

     8. The small arrow pointing up will maximize the bottom half of the LimeWire screen and will hide all the search
        results, allowing you to view only the downloads in progress. The small arrow pointing down will maximize
        the upper half of the LimeWire screen and will hide all the downloads in progress. You can also hold your
        mouse down and drag the bar up or down.

Search Tab – Filter Window

After a search begins, the Keyword or What’s New window will change into the filter window in order to help users
find the desired file more easily.

     1. Information about the file will be used to help find their desired content. By default the filters are set to
        Media (e.g., Audio, Video, Document, Image, or Program) Artist and Album.
     2. By highlighting specific text within each of the filter windows, results that only meet the selected criteria will
        be shown in the results window. For example, a user only looking for images could select the image row in
        the media window to only show image files. Multiple filters can be used concurrently to help users drill
        down their results.
     3. Use the Back To Search button in order to return to either the Keyword window or the What’s New search
        window.




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Search Tab - Downloads Window

     1. Information about your downloads appears in the download monitor at the bottom of the LimeWire search
        tab. Your files will be downloaded directly into a Shared directory selected through your configuration
        settings.

     2. Here you can see downloads in progress.
        There are eight default column categories:

          Name, Size, Status, Chat, Progress, Speed, Time, Vendor

          The “Size” column indicates the size of the file you are attempting to download.
          The "Status" column indicates what stage of download a file is in, including the following possibilities:

                    Connecting: LimeWire is connecting to a host that is sharing the requested file.
                    Downloading: The requested file is currently in being transferred.
                    Waiting For Busy Hosts: This message occurs when the server of the file you are trying to
                    download temporarily refuses your download because it is overloaded. LimeWire will retry the
                    download every time it receives a busy response from the host. If you’re willing to wait long enough,
                    you’ll probably get the file.
                    Need More Sources : LimeWire attempted to make a connection, but failed to find sources of file.
                    It is unlikely that further attempts to download from this source will be successful.
                    Complete: the file was successfully downloaded.

          The “Chat” column indicates if the file’s host can accept instant messages via LimeWire.
          The "Progress" column indicates the completion status of a file transfer.
          The "Speed" column indicates the rate of transfer (in Kilobytes/second).
          The "Time" column indicates the approximate time left until completion of download (in Kilobytes/second).
          The “Vendor” column indicates the name of the software that host is using.

     3. Kill Download cancels the selected download.

     4. Resume continues downloading an aborted file from point where it left off as long as it hasn't been cleared
        from the download window.

     5. The Launch button will launch the file you have selected in the default application specified by the system. If
        it is a streaming media file, such as an MP3, LimeWire can play the music file even it is downloading. If it is
        an image, your default imaging program will be launched.

     6. Click the Chat button after you select a result with a happy face under the Chat column. A message window
        will appear where you can type and send a message to user hosting the file. Because there is no centralized
        server tracking usernames, all you will see is the computer's IP address, but no name.

     7. Clear Inactive clears downloads which were either completed or aborted from the download window.




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Monitor Tab




The Monitor tab is divided into 2 sections.

The Incoming Searches section shows search terms sent by the other Gnutella users. These queries allow you to
see some terms that other people are searching for. This is a feature turned off by default. You must click the
“Enable” checkbox to turn this on.

If you select the “Enable” box, you will see phrases stream across your screen. If you are not a designated
Ultrapeer you may see relatively few search terms. These phrases represent queries that you are currently
receiving from the Gnutella Network. Deselecting the "Enable" box will pause the display of these queries.

You can control the number of searches that are displayed by typing a number in the box labeled “Show last –
searches.” If you only want to see the most recent searches, set this to a small number. If you want to keep a select
number of search words stored rather than the continuous stream, you can deselect of the “Enable” checkbox and
the search terms displayed will not be replaced.

The Uploads section monitors upload activity. Here, you can see what files other Gnutella users are downloading
from your Shared Directory. In the window, you can view the Name, Host (IP address of the host downloading from
you) Size, Status, Chat, Progress, Speed, Time(Time it will take to complete the download), Vendor/Version (the
Gnutella client the host is running to download from you).

Kill Upload allows you to cancel an upload in progress. If someone is downloading a file from your shared directory,
you can halt the transfer by clicking this button. Clear Inactive clears files that were disrupted, completed or aborted
from the Uploads list.




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Connections




The “Connected Hosts” box provides information such as the IP addresses and ratios of incoming to outgoing
messages of Gnutella hosts you are connected.

Host – The IP Address of the host you are connected to
Status – Incoming indicates that the host established the connection with you. Outgoing indicates that you
established the connection with that host.
Messages - Shows that number of messages received and sent to and from that particular host
Bandwidth – Shows the speed of that host’s connection
Dropped - The input percentage is the number of messages dropped because they were malformed or misrouted.
The input percentage of leaf nodes is normally high. The output percentage is the number of messages a node was
unable to send because of slow connections.
Hosts - The number of other addresses that we know of via that connection. Leaf nodes are currently incapable of
detecting the number of hosts.
Protocol –Indicates whether the host is a Leaf or an Ultrapeer. If you are a leaf node, you will only see 4 Ultrapeer
connections depending on whether you’re using Basic or PRO. LimeWire PRO increases the connections to 6 or 7
and increases search result success. You can change how many connections you can have at once by increasing the
number by entering the IP address in the input field on the bottom. If you are an Ultrapeer, you will see all your
Ultrapeer connections and your leaf
Vendor/Version – Indicates the type of Gnutella client that host is using.
Time – Indicates length of time host has been logged on to the network.

Use the "Remove" and "Add" buttons to add or remove specific connections to the network. For example, if you
know the IP address of a computer or host you are trying to reach, type the address into the input field and press
“add”.




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Library




The Library Column Headers can provide you with more information about the file you are sharing. Clicking on the
column headers shall sort your files accordingly. You can sort out the files by the following criteria:

Name, Size, Type, Path (where the file is on your computer), Uploads (number of times the file has been uploaded),
Hits (number of times the file has been displayed as a search result), Locations (number of hosts from which you
downloaded the file + number of hosts to whom the file has been uploaded).

The Shared Folder in the Library contains all the files you are sharing with other users on the Network. Anything you
download will be placed here by default, unless you change the Save To Folder in Options. If you wish to move
items to your Shared folder, you can do so manually. On Windows, click “Explore” to open the folder and drag the
files into the Windows Explorer screen. LimeWire does not allow drag and drop functionality into its interface. Using
the Delete button for the Shared/Incomplete folders will PERMANENTLY delete the file from your computer. **You
must remove the file from the Playlist in order for you to delete it. The Refresh button updates your view of the
library.

The Incomplete Folder contains all files that were only partially downloaded and files that are currently being
downloaded. It is your choice whether or not to delete these files. Please do not share partially downloaded files.

The Launch button opens the selected file. For example, if it is an audio file, the LimeWire player will play the file.
Clicking To Playlist will add the selected file in your shared directory to the Playlist.




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                                                                       The Annotate button will open a window where you can
                                                                       adjust the meta-data tag for a file. This tag contains
                                                                       information about the file that can be used to organize files,
                                                                       or help searches narrow their search criteria. To read more
                                                                       about this, check "MetaSearches" in the Gnutella Resources
                                                                       section of our website.




Library Tab - The Playlist:

The playlist is designed to play songs in your library. You can add a file by highlighting it in the Shared Directory
window, then pressing "To Playlist".

Double click a file in your playlist and LimeWire's Audio Player will launch it. You may also highlight a song and press
the Play button on the player. The song subsequently turns green when it is being played by LimeWire. If you want
to disable this feature, go to the Options/Player and deselect “Use LimeWire Audio player”.

The Open button located underneath the playlist allows you open previously saved Playlists (file extension .m3u) or
import a Winamp playlist into the LimeWire Playlist. With the Save button, you can save the playlist for later use.

Clicking on "Remove" deletes a song from the current playlist.
The Explore button is only available on the Windows version. Pressing this button will open the Windows folder
containing your Shared files.

Play Options lets you choose whether the songs in your playlist play one after the other, one at a time, or randomly.




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Options




SAVING
At setup, LimeWire prompted you to designate the location of your Shared Directory. This window allows you to
change it at any time. You may also use the default setting which is usually within the LimeWire application folder.
You can also find the "Incomplete" directory in the LimeWire application folder. To designate the length of time these
incompletely downloaded files should stay on your computer, change the "Days to Keep Incomplete Files" option. The
default length of time is one week.

SHARING
You can share more than one folder by adding the folder to your Shared list in Library.
WARNING: Do not share your entire hard drive or your whole computer may be exposed. Only share files which you
want anyone in the world to see.

You can also restrict certain file types from being shared by your computer. For example, if all you want to share are
the JPEGs in a particular folder, “.jpg”, “.jpeg” should be the only file extensions that appear on the Shared
Extensions line.

SPEED
The Speed window allows you to set connection speed and "Ultrapeer" capabilities. For instance, if you changed your
ISP from dialup to DSL, you can change your settings here. Connection speed is simply how fast your connection is
to the internet. If you are using a dialup connection, you should choose Modem. The Ultrapeer switch only applies to
those with very high speed internet connections. An Ultrapeer is a non-firewalled, high-capacity servent that shields
"leaf nodes" from the majority of messaging traffic. Ultrapeers typically have six connections to other Ultrapeers and
75 leaf connections. In layman terms, an Ultrapeer allows other users with slower bandwidth to have a better
experience searching and downloading on the Gnutella network. This technology reduces bandwidth requirements
for most users, but increases the requirement for the "Ultrapeer" himself.

DOWNLOADS
Maximum Downloads allows you to set how many files you can download simultaneously. If you try to download a
number of files exceeding this limit, your downloads will be queued until downloads are completed. Clear Downloads
allows you to choose whether or not to automatically clear downloads that have completed. If unchecked, you will
need to press the “Clear Inactive” button in your Downloads panel to clear the completed downloads.


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UPLOADS
Basic
Clear Uploads allows you to choose whether or not to automatically clear uploads that have completed in your
Monitor window.

Upload Bandwidth sets the percentage of your bandwidth you want to allocate to other hosts downloading files from
you. If you would rather not allow any uploads, you can turn percentage to zero or unshare your Shared directory.

Slots
Uploads per person limits the amount of files a single host can download from your computer. Limiting the number
allows for distribution of your bandwidth for uploads by more than one user at the same time.

Start Upload Slots
This number sets the least amount of uploads until bandwidth is no longer available and LimeWire can no longer
allow uploads. The default number is 5 uploads. In the event that bandwidth usage is maxed out, the user trying to
upload will either see “Busy” or “Queued”, depending on how many other users are trying to download that
particular file.

Max Upload Slots
This number sets the maximum amount of simultaneous uploads that are allowed. The default number is set to 6.

CONNECTIONS
You can choose whether or not to automatically connect to the network when LimeWire starts up. It is
recommended you connect on Startup.

SHUTDOWN
LimeWire is set up by default to minimize to the System Tray when you close the program. You can choose to
Shutdown immediately and prematurely terminate other users’ uploads and your own downloads. You can choose to
Shutdown only after all uploads and downloads are complete. You can also choose to never Shutdown and keep the
program running, sharing your bandwidth and your files as long as your computer is turned on. We highly
recommend you leave LimeWire running, especially if you have a fast connection.

CHAT
If you would rather not be disturbed by other users with chat requests, you can turn it off here.

PLAYER
LimeWire comes equipped with a media player so you can manage and execute your files with ease. However, if you
have another preferred MP3 player, you can designate that player to open the file when you click the “Launch”
button on the interface.

BUG REPORTS
LimeWire would like you to have a good experience with the software. This option allows you to immediately send a
bug report whenever the software encounters a bug. The sooner we get the bug report, the faster we can start
fixing it. You can also choose to never send bugs to the development team.

VIEW – POPUPS
You can choose to redisplay the messages for which you have chosen 'Do not display this message again' or 'Always
use this answer'.

VIEW - AUTOCOMPLETE TEXT
You can choose to enable or disable the auto-completion of text fields used in LimeWire.

VIEW – ROW STRIPES
You can turn alternating row color in the search window on or off here.

SEARCHING – LIMIT

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You can set the maximum number of simultaneous searches you can perform. We recommend that you keep this
number to 5 or less because excessive searches will hurt the health of the Gnutella network and because everyone
to have a slower experience.

SEARCHING - QUALITY
You can select the “quality” of search results to display. Four star results indicate that the host returning the result is
not firewalled and has free upload slots.

SEARCHING – SPEED
You can select the minimum speed of search results to display. If you have a fast connection, you may want to limit
your search results to hosts with fast connections. However, if you are on modem, you may want to see all speeds.

FILTERS – KEYWORDS
You can filter search results by adding any word to the list shown here. Any result containing a word in the filter list
will not be returned to you. You can also filter out Adult Content, .html or .htm files or .vbs files.

FILTER – HOSTS
You can ban messages from specific hosts by adding their location address to this list. This feature is helpful if you
would like to ban IP addresses who fake search results.

With the “Allow Hosts” feature, you can allow IP addresses which you designated as banned. For example, if you
banned “254.168.*.*”, and you want to allow IP “254.168.10.12”, you should add 254.168.10.12 to your allow list.
Any other IPs from “254.168.*.*” will still be banned.

ADVANCED-COMPRESSION
LimeWire now has the ability to compress the messages sent over the Gnutella network. Traffic compression will
reduce the bandwidth used, but may also increase the CPU burden. If your computer is acting much slower than
normal, try disabling the compression options.

ADVANCED – PREFERENCING
A “freeloader” is a host which downloads but doesn’t share any files. LimeWire gives you the choice of defining
what makes a host a “freeloader” and whether that host will be able to connect to you.

ADVANCED – PORT
The Gnutella Network uses port 6346 by default. If you are running more than one Gnutella client, you will encounter
a port conflict. You can change the port used by LimeWire to resolve the conflict.

ADVANCED – FIREWALLS
If you are behind a firewall, you can force your IP address to connect to other Gnutella clients. You must figure out
your IP address and port used to connect to the Network.

ADVANCED – SYSTEM STARTUP
You can decide if you would like LimeWire to start up every time you startup your computer.




**Published 04/30/04 for LimeWire v.4.0. Other platforms have identical interfaces, with some variation in color and style. This   18
manual may not be compatible with older versions of LimeWire. For most recent documentation and software version, please
consult http://www.limewire.com.