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What Is A Browser?

A web browser is a software program used to access the World Wide Web.

A browser (also known as client software) retrieves data from remote web servers and displays a web page.

The two most popular browsers are:

  1. Internet Explorer

  2. Netscape Navigator

Browsers basically work the same way. Once you know one, you can easily learn the other.

[Web Browsers]
Parts Of A Browser
[Toolbar Buttons] The most useful buttons on your browser toolbar include:

Back -- Returns you to the previous page.

Forward -- Returns you to a page you have backed up from.

Home -- Takes you to a home page specified in the browser preferences.

Reload or Refresh -- Downloads the web page from the server again.

Stop -- Stops the browser from loading the current page.

Print -- Lets you make a hard copy of the current document or frame loaded in your browser.

Other Parts Of A Browser
Access indicator icon (upper right):
When animated, it tells you the browser is retrieving data.

Status bar (lower left):
Reports on the progress of the data download.

Go menu:
Lets you select a web page you have previously accessed.

Text-only mode (Images button):
Prevents graphics from loading, providing a faster way to access web pages.

More Buttons