Click here to use the PNW Mushroom Pictorial Key
Click here to download the Key for your Computer or SmartPhone
by Danny Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
To use the key while you have internet access, simply click above (where it says "click here to use the key").
To load a local copy onto your laptop or SmartPhone for use in the wilderness with no internet access, download the .zip file and save it to your laptop's hard drive.
Unzip the file and you will see a web page you can click on (to start using the key) and a directory containing all of the supporting files.
From the iPhone/iPad AppStore, download the free app "HTML Reader Lite" by "CHIA HO KUO". If you don't want to be bothered by ads, there is a 99 cent version "HTML Reader". I have tested more than half a dozen web page browsers from the app store and this is the only one that works properly.
First, delete the old copy of the key, if you already have been using an old one in that app. Start the "HTML Reader" app. If you don't see the main menu, click on "Menu" in the top left. Now click on "Open". Click on "Up" near the top left of the screen a few times. (If you accidentally click on the magnifying glass, press Cancel). If you already have a "PNWMushrooms" folder, click on "Edit" at the top right of the screen. Then click the red delete icon next to the "PNWMushrooms" folder. Confirm the deletion by pressing "Delete". Then click "Done" in the top right.
Run iTunes on your laptop and plug in your iPhone/iPad to your laptop. Click on the icon for your iPhone/iPad once it appears, and choose "Apps" from the Settings menu. Scroll down to the bottom of that page. In the File Sharing section, click on "HTML Reader" in the Apps list. In the bottom right of the "HTML Reader Documents" window, click "Add File..." then locate the PNWMushrooms.zip file that you downloaded from this site and put on your laptop and choose it. It will then upload to your phone. As soon as it appears in the Documents list, it is ready.
Go back to your iPhone/iPad and start the "HTML Reader" app again. If you don't see the main menu, click on "Menu" in the top left. Now click on "Open". Click on "Up" near the top left of the screen a few times. (If you accidentally click on the magnifying glass, press Cancel). Now you will see "PNWMushrooms.zip". Click on it. It will ask you if you want to unzip it. Answer "yes" and wait a minute or so. It doesn't look like it is doing anything, but it is. Finally a "PNWMushrooms" folder will appear. You can now delete the "PNWMushrooms.zip" file if you would like.
Click on the "PNWMushrooms" folder and you will see another "PNWMushrooms" folder and a "PNWMushrooms.htm" file. Click on that file to start the pictorial key.
When using the key, the blue arrow in the top right makes the menu bar go away, and the tiny almost invisible blue arrow in the top left makes it come back. You will need the menu bar for the green backward and forward navigation buttons.
Every time you start the "HTML Reader" app, if you are not already in the key, press "Menu" and then "Read" to go back to the Pictorial Key. If that does not work, use the "Open" menu option and navigate back to the "PNWMushrooms.htm" file, and click on it to start the key. Enjoy!
Kindle Fire instructions
Connect your Kindle to your laptop with a USB cable, and open up the Kindle folder that then becomes available.
Extract the PNWMushrooms.zip file on your laptop (for Windows, right click on it and choose "Extract All..."). This will create a PNWMushrooms.htm file and a PNWMushrooms folder. Copy these 2 things to your Kindle's "Documents" folder. (Delete any older version you might have first). Don't let your Kindle go to sleep during the copy, as it will take a while, so keep using it.
Go to the "Settings" screen on your Kindle Fire (the menu is found by swiping down from the top of the screen on Fire OS 4.5.2 on the Fire HD 7). Select "Applications" (or "Device" on older models) and turn ON "Apps from Unknown Sources" (or "Allow Installation of Applications" on older models.)
Using your Kindle and the Silk browser, browse to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/aurora and download Firefox Aurora (also called Developer Edition). Nothing will happen for a few minutes, but finally you will be told when it is finished, and told how to visit the Silk Downloads section to Install it. After installing, click Open. Now it is available to you as an application to use in place of Silk.
Using Firefox Aurora, browse to "file:" (just type that in the address bar) and then navigate into "storage" then "sdcard0", then "documents" (different Kindles may be slightly different). Click on PNWMushrooms.htm.
Congratulations, you are now seeing the key. Set a bookmark here to make it easy to find your way back. (Click on the top right icon of three vertical dots, then the star). You can come back to the key anytime by starting the Firefox Aurora app, clicking the big "+" in the top right, choosing "Bookmarks", and choosing the Pictorial Key.
Method 1 - SD Card
If your phone allows you to insert an SD card, put the SD card into your laptop, and copy the .zip file to the root of the SD card. Delete any old version that might be on your card by deleting the PNWMushrooms directory. Then unzip the zip file, which will extract a file and a folder into a directory called PNWMushrooms.
Install the free Firefox web browser for Android from the Google Play app store. Chrome does not work.
Put the SD card into your phone. Inside Firefox, try browsing to the following locations. Depending on your phone, a different location must be browsed to. You must use capital letters precisely. Here are the choices:
file:///storage/extSdCard/PNWMushrooms/PNWMushrooms.htm (Samsung Galaxy IIIS)
If you have a phone that requires something different, please let me know and I will add it to the list!
Method 2 - no SD card
Alternatively, you can plug your android phone into your laptop, extract the .zip file on your laptop, and copy the PNWMushrooms.htm file and the PNWMushrooms folder to your phone's internal storage (after deleting any older version as above). Use the Firefox browser app and browse to: file:///mypath/PNWMushrooms.htm (substituting "mypath" for the location where you placed the file).
For the Galaxy S6, if you put the mushroom files in the root directory of internal storage, you reach the key by browsing to: file:///storage/emulated/0/PNWMushrooms.htm.
Other phones may use different locations. If you come across a difference, please let me know.
You can make a bookmark in your browser to make it easier to return to the key without having to type "file:///..." each time. See your browser's instructions.
Windows Phone instructions
Coming soon, if you can help, please contact me above.