Installing and using the OrbitUganda browser toolbar and the new radio player to listen to lots of African online radio stations
The Orbituganda Toolbar has a new radio player. We will show you how to install or upgrade it, how to use it and how to get the most out of the rest of the toolbar, which is a collection of many useful tools. The toolbar can be extended with apps to do much more. The radio player is just one of them. This is based on Firefox. Please follow the instructions on the download page for Internet Explorer, (Windows) & Safari (MAC). This browser add-on behaves like other Firefox Add-ons. Use only the latest browsers, not only for security reasons, but also because they are the most compatible!
Whereas the toolbar generally works for Firefox (Linux), specifically, the radio player app does not currently work here.
You will note that the tool might change your tab & search settings. You can via toolbar settings "correct" this. This article helps: Revert to default browser settings after installing the Orbituganda toolbar
Using the toolbar
Most people use the radio player app to listen to Ugandan & other African radio stations and so we shall start with and mostly concentrate on it. After downloading it, install it just like any other browser add-on. The download & installation instructions for your internet browser are on the download page.
The browser will prompt you to restart it. If not, in Firefox go to Extras => Add-ons => Extensions. You will see the Orbituganda toolbar. Click "Restart". On restart, unselect what you don't need. It's now ready for use.
To the radio player, click it to open a drop-down menu with around 200 stations (and growing). AS LONG AS a station is ONLINE at that time, if you select it, it will begin playing. Many stations are UNRELIABLE or do not broacast 24/7. Try at different times! Most stations require the Windows Media Player installed on your PC before the player can work. A few others require the Real Player.
A yellow triangle means the station is OFFLINE then or for good. Keep checking though in case we update. In the new player, the button to the LEFT of the play button open up new possibilities. You can select stations like before OR you access them via this button.
Using the button down-right, you can access several functions. With Predefined Stations you access the stations in the drop-down menu with the scrollbar, but it's very sensitive, so be very slow with it. Local Stations shows local stations in SOME countries.
Recent shows recently selected radios. You can Favorite stations you like and access them later. The Search and Genres does NOT get OUR PRE-DEFINED stations, but can be used to add stations from the internet, though often their links are no longer valid & so many do not work.
Via the small arrow beside the Logo, you can access lots options, including Help, Contact, in case of problems/questions and Toolbar Options, where you can further customize the toolbar.
Via Toolbar Options => My Apps, you can go to the "Market place", where you can get lots of FREE useful apps arranged in different categories, that get installed in seconds. Simply select the app you need & click ADD. It is instantly added to the toolbar as you will note. We are going to add one for TV & an online PDF Creator (this was later added as on of the pre-defined apps).
Removing installed apps and uninstalling the toolbar
You can remove installed "My apps" by simply going back to toolbar options & clicking delete or you can simply hide one. To uninstall the toolbar, see HELP. Basically, you uninstall the toolbar like other browser add-ons, since it is one. With Firefox, go to Extras => Add-ons => Extentions & Remove Orbituganda toolbar. This needs a browser restart, after.
Feel free to try out our toolbar!. Please bear in mind many African online stations are UNRELIABLE or go offline without warning. Just keep trying at different times.
If you have an old radio player version, you can replace it with the new one if you want. This might however require after uninstalling (see help), clearing the browser cache (see options of your browser) before installing the new version. Please, also for the sake of security make sure you have the latest version of Firefox or Internet Explorer. If the radio player is not that important, you can also use the toolbar for Chrome on Windows (though this is being worked on, so it also functions) and also Firefox (Linux).