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Internet Basics

 

Internet 101

Connecting to the Internet

Once you've set up your computer, you'll probably want to get internet access so that you can send and receive email, browse the web, watch movies, and more. Before you can access the internet, there are three things that you need: internet service, a modem, and a web browser.

 

 

Browser Basics

A web browser is the tool that you use to access the World Wide Web. In order to get the most out of the Web, it's important to understand the various features of a browser.

In this lesson, we'll talk about navigating the Web with a browser, downloading files, bookmarking your favorite web sites, tabbed browsing, plug-ins and more.

 

 

Searching the Web

With a few basic search strategies, you can find almost anything online. It doesn't matter if you're using Google, Yahoo!, Bing, or some other type of search engine; most of the techniques in this video are universal. Take a look, and find out how you can improve your web search skills.

 

 

Internet Explorer

Browsing Options in IE8

Welcome to the Internet Explorer 8 web browser. Internet Explorer has added several new options and features that will enhance your browsing experience compared to previous versions. They include Tab Groups, Accelerators, Web Slices and InPrivate Browsing to name a few. Throughout this course you will not only become familiar with how to use Internet Explorer, but you will also learn how to organize your webpages and access and customize features in order to meet your internet browsing needs.

We will start with exploring the browser. In this lesson, we will show you the tools and functions of the Internet Explorer 8 interface. You will become familiar with various browsing options, including the convenience of tabbed browsing. In addition, we will teach you how to customize your toolbars and home page.

There are several options for how we browse and navigate through web pages. Traditionally, we click on links to go to new web pages. We may use the Navigation Buttons to navigate back and forth between pages. However, as we further our browsing, sometimes our computer desktop becomes cluttered with new windows and our navigation can become tedious.

 

 

Understanding the Toolbars in IE8

Toolbars allow for one-click access to the menus, functions and features of the web browser. Once you understand the Internet Explorer Toolbars, your browsing experience will become more convenient and even tailored to your specific needs. For example, you can place your favorite websites in the Favorites Bar for faster, one-click access.

 

 

IE8 Address and Search Bar Features

Internet Explorer 8 has improved its Address Bar and Search Bar to make them function in a smarter way. Have you ever forgotten a previous web address or the full name of something you were searching for? The Address and Search Bar will help you.

Check out the video to see how the Address and Search features provide you with convenient matches and suggestions and generally make it easier to find what you are looking for.

 

 

 

Using IE8 Accelerators

In the past, if you wanted to map a restaurant or email a friend a news story, you would have to cut and paste the information into a new web page. Accelerators have conveniently eliminated the need to take these extra steps by providing access to certain actions like mapping an address, defining a word or emailing content within the page you are currently on.


 

 
 

Managing Favourites in IE8

You can bookmark or save a web page to Favorites in Internet Explorer 8. There are several new features that allow you to better manage, add to and access web pages in your Favorites.

 

 

 

 

Using Web Slices in IE8

Web Slices are like an enhanced RSS Feed. They allow you to check frequently updated pages directly from your Favorites Bar. Microsoft has created web slices with several convenient features including a one-click preview of content.

 

 

 

Google Chrome

Navigating

Google Chrome is a free web browser from Google designed to make surfing the internet simpler, faster and safer. With its clean design and advanced features, Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular internet browsers worldwide since its launch in 2008.

Browsing the internet with Google Chrome feels similar to using most web browsers, but there are a few unique navigation features of Chrome that you should become familiar with. Don't worry, these tools are all very easy to use!

 

Browsing

Google Chrome is a free web browser from Google designed to make surfing the internet simpler, faster and safer. With its clean design and advanced features, Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular internet browsers worldwide since its launch in 2008.

 

Whether you're navigating to a webpage, running a web search, or looking for a page you've visited before, Chrome makes browsing the web quick and easy.

 

Customizing

Google Chrome is a free web browser from Google designed to make surfing the internet simpler, faster and safer. With its clean design and advanced features, Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular internet browsers worldwide since its launch in 2008.

Another reason for Chrome's increasing popularity is the high level of customization it offers to its users. In this lesson, we'll talk about the many great features of Chrome that you can modify, including Chrome's Startup Options and the Chrome Web Store, which allows you to add applications, extensions and themes to Chrome.

 

Bookmarking

Google Chrome is a free web browser from Google designed to make surfing the internet simpler, faster and safer. With its clean design and advanced features, Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular internet browsers worldwide since its launch in 2008.

Have you ever found a great website that you wanted to view later, only to realize that you didn't remember the web address when the time came? Bookmarks are a great way to save and organize specific webpages so you can revisit them again and again.

 

 

Privacy and Security

Google Chrome is a free web browser from Google designed to make surfing the internet simpler, faster and safer. With its clean design and advanced features, Chrome has quickly become one of the most popular internet browsers worldwide since its launch in 2008.

Chrome was designed for more than just speed. Because of its advanced security features, Chrome offers a very safe browsing experience. Chrome also allows you to control what information you share online, keeping your personal information private.

 

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