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For people that need help understanding the difference between their browser and the web sites they view, this gives basic information for better understanding.

For people that need help understanding the difference between their browser and the web sites they view, this gives basic information for better understanding.

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  • 1. Web Browser Basics A basic explanation of what web browsers are and how they may affect web site viewing
  • 2. What are browsers?
    • Programs used to display websites and applications
    • Similar to a television displaying TV shows or movies.
    • Controls available for changing or allowing content
  • 3. Are there different browsers available?
    • Yes, just like brands of TVs. Browsers work in two of the common computer systems: Mac and PC.
    • Mac browsers
    • Safari
    • Mozilla Firefox (Firefox)
    • Google Chrome (Chrome)
    • PC browsers
    • Internet Explorer (IE)
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    Mac PC
  • 4. What part of the window is the browser/web site?
    • The browser is the frame
    • The web site is the stuff inside the frame
    • Depending on the settings, the browser may display more/less information
  • 5. What do I need to do with the browser?
    • Possibly you won’t need to do anything other than go to another web site, but you may need to:
    • Allow for pop ups
    • Download an add-on
    • Change the font size
    • Make a site a trusted site
    • Add shortcuts to other web sites
    • Clear out your cache (what the site remembers showing the last time you visited)
    • Bookmark certain sites
  • 6. How do I change the settings of my browser?
    • Chrome
    • Change by clicking on the wrench
    • A drop-down menu displays changes you can make or links to follow for more choices
    • Chrome keeps their tool bar very clean so it doesn’t distract from the web site
  • 7. How do I change the settings of my browser?
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Right click on the menu - a window will open with more toolbar options
    • To make changes in settings, you will most likely need the menu toolbar to dig in deeper to what is available
    • Notice the Help link if you are having trouble doing what you need to do
  • 8. How do I change the settings of my browser?
    • Internet Explorer
    • This browser often shows more toolbars and options available without you needing to add them
    • Under the Tools menu is where a lot of settings can be found
    • You can hide toolbars if you want more of the website displaying
  • 9. Anything else I might want to be aware of?
    • Some sites will ask if you want to download a toolbar – they have their own settings
    • If you get messages that say something isn’t working, read them and follow directions
    • Only download items from sites you trust
    • Check out the ‘Help’ section for the browser you using
    • If you have having problems with a web site, it could be a browser setting needs changed