Save: Puzzles in progress are automatically saved so you can leave and return to them later. To continue a puzzle in progress simply select the same puzzle on the Jigsaw Explorer web site and continue play. Jigsaw Explorer will remember the ten most recently uncompleted puzzles. Puzzles can be saved only if your browser's cookies are enabled and the puzzle is not being played in the browser's privacy mode.
Rotate: Puzzle piece rotation can be enabled by toggling the button with the circular arrow
icon on the small center panel that appears when you first load a puzzle. You can toggle rotation on
or off after puzzle play has begun by clicking the menu button and selecting "Modify this Puzzle".
When rotation is enabled the puzzle pieces can be rotated with either the mouse scroll wheel or by using the left and right arrow keys. Pieces can rotated on a touch screen by selecting a piece with a tap and then continue tapping the selected piece to rotate it.
Capture and Release: The capture and release feature is a handy method of quickly and efficiently moving multiple puzzle pieces at a time. Use the "Capture and Release" button in the toolbar to toggle in and out of capture mode. Capture pieces by clicking them, or by swiping over them while pressing the mouse button. Release captured pieces by clicking in any open space of the playing area, or by swiping over open space while pressing the mouse button.
Edges Only: The Edges Only button (with the dotted box icon) can be used to hide the interior pieces while you assemble the edge pieces. After the edges are all joined the button can be used to scatter loose, unmoved pieces to the perimeter of the playing area. If there are less than 10 loose pieces left to assemble (or if the Shift key is pressed while clicking the button) then clicking the button moves all loose pieces to the perimeter (useful for finding seemingly "missing" pieces that are hard to see).
Timer: The timer can be paused by clicking it.
Restart Puzzle: A puzzle already in progress can be restarted from the beginning by clicking the program menu button (leftmost button on the toolbar) and selecting "Modify this puzzle" from the menu. Then select the desired number of puzzle pieces to restart the puzzle.Shortcut keys:
|b||Momentarily display the box top cover.|
|c||Toggle capture and release mode on and off.|
|p||Pause the timer.|
|r||Rearrange loose, unmoved puzzle pieces.|
|t||Change the theme color.|
|Esc||Dismiss messages, applause, capture mode, etc.|
Fuzzy pieces: If the puzzle pieces appear a little fuzzy or slightly out of focus then your browser is probably applying too much scaling to the page. Try reducing the browser's zoom setting for sharper looking puzzle pieces.
Sluggish performance: If the puzzle pieces are moving sluggishly then you may need to enable your browser's hardware acceleration setting.
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