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- Introduction to Computer
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- Elements of Word Processing
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- Introduction to Internet, WWW, Browsers
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Computer Concepts - Accessing Web Browser
There are several ways to access a web page like using URLs, hyperlinks, using navigating tools, search engine, etc.
URL refers to "Uniform Resource Locator". Each and every website can be recognized using a unique address called "Uniform Resource Locator" or simply a URL. Once you provide URL of a specific page in address bar, web browser will find the corresponding page and displays result to the user.
"Hyperlink" is a part of web page that is linked to URL. Hyperlink can be text, image, button, arrow, etc. By clicking on a hyperlink you can move to different URL specified in the link from the current URL. Hyperlinked text is an underlined blue color text which is represented using hand symbol.
Using Browsers Navigation Tools
Web browsers offer a variety of tools to help you move around the web. These tools help you to quickly go back and forth through web pages.
Back Button − Helps to move back to the previous page from current page.
Forward Button − Helps to move to the next page from current page.
Refresh Button − Helps to refresh a current page.
Close Button − Helps to close a web page.
Web browsers allow you to bookmark pages that you visit most frequently. This helps you to go to web page directly by selecting from a list of bookmarks instead of typing the URL multiple times. This is displayed as an icon with star symbol in the top right corner of the page.
When you type any URL in address bar, the browser saves that URL automatically, thus creating a history list for current session. You can choose the URL you want from the history list instead of typing it again.
Using Search Engine
Search engine is an application that allows you to search for content on web. It displays multiple web pages based on the content or a word you have typed. The most popular search engines include Google, Yahoo, Ask, etc. Below are the steps to use a search engine.
Step 1 − Launch your web browser.
Step 2 − In "Address bar/Location", type the search engine you want to use and press enter.
Step 3 − Type the content you want to search in the "search text box" and press enter.
Step 4 − It displays a list of web pages from which you can select the content/web page you want.
Using Favorites Folder
Web browsers allow you to bookmark the pages that you visit most frequently. The Favorites folder is called Bookmarks. This helps you to go to the web page directly by selecting from the list of bookmarks instead of typing the URL again and again. Adding and removing the pages to the favorite’s folder include the following steps.
Step 1 − Click star icon present at the top right corner of the page.
Step 2 − In order to add the web page, type the page you want to add as favorite and click "Done" button or you can click the three vertical dots () icon on top right corner of the screen and select "Bookmark this page" option from the displayed menu to bookmark the current page.
Step 3 − In order to remove the web page, select a page and press "Remove" button or you can click the three vertical dots icon() on top right corner of the screen and select the web page you want to delete and "Right click" and click "Delete" option.
Alternately, we can use the below screenshots −
Downloading Web Pages
Downloading is saving a file or document or web page on your hard disk. It consists of following steps.
Step 1 − Open a web browser and navigate to the webpage which you want to download.
Step 2 − Right-click on the file and choose Save as.
Step 3 − Choose where you want to save the file, then click Save.
Step 4 − When the file is downloaded, you'll see it at the bottom of your Chrome window. Click the file name to open it.
Pause, Resume or Cancel
At the bottom of the screen, you can see the downloading file. Click the arrow next to the file name at the bottom of your screen. Click Pause, Resume or Cancel, whatever action you want to perform.
Printing Web Pages
Printing is creating hard copy of a document which can be a web page or any other content. It includes the following steps −
Step 1 − After launching web browser, open the page, image, or file you want to print.
Step 2 − Click on three vertical dots icon () on the top right corner of the screen or use a keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + P.
Step 3 − In the window that appears, select destination and change any print settings you want; when ready, click Print.
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