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All About Browsers


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All About Browsers

  1. 1. TLC Learning Series Sukirti Ranade Lake Washington Technical College
  2. 2. <ul><li>A browser is a software application that allows a user to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. </li></ul><ul><li>A web browser uses HTTP to make requests of web servers throughout the Internet on behalf of the browser user. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the available web browsers include AOL Explorer, Internet Explorer, Mosaic, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Safari and Opera </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Web browsers also come with various features. </li></ul><ul><li>Spell checkers, search engine toolbars, download managing, password managing, bookmark managing, as well as form managing. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility features may be included with many web browsers include page zooming, ad filtering, pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, voice controls, mouse gestures, spatial navigation, text to speech, and caret navigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Different technologies that are support browsers are are frames, Java, XSLT, XForms, RSS, Atom, SVG, WML, VoiceXML, MathML, and XHTML </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What are Plug-Ins? </li></ul><ul><li>Web browsers can also be customized to individual needs by utilizing web browser accessories called “plug-ins” that are not included with the initial browser software. A few of the more popular ones are QuickTime, RealPlayer, Shockwave, as well as Adobe Acrobat Reader. </li></ul><ul><li>Are browsers used on Computers only? </li></ul><ul><li>A web browser is a powerful tool, and is not just used for personal computers anymore; there are web browsers that can be used on cell phones, handheld game systems, as well as pocket PC’s. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Title bar, which contains the formal title of a web page. This text comes from the title tag, embedded in the HTML code. </li></ul><ul><li>Menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation bar </li></ul><ul><li>Address bar - The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the Page. The URL is the address of the web page. </li></ul><ul><li>Links Bar - instant access to selected favorites </li></ul>Internet Explorer 7
  6. 6. <ul><li>Keyboard commands can save time pointing and clicking. Common commands: </li></ul><ul><li>[F5]—Reload a page </li></ul><ul><li>[F11]—Make browser full screen </li></ul><ul><li>[Ctrl][F]—Find an item on the page </li></ul><ul><li>[Ctrl][N]—Open new browser window </li></ul><ul><li>[Ctrl][D]—Add Web page to Favorites </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Favorites/Organize Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Opens the Favorites window. </li></ul><ul><li>Entries can be Renamed, Deleted or Moved to another folder. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>General – </li></ul><ul><li>Home Page – First page that loads when you open a Browser </li></ul><ul><li>Cache - IE maintains a list of recently visited Web sites. IE caches Web page content and images. You can clear history files, Internet cache, and cookies. </li></ul><ul><li>Security Tab – </li></ul><ul><li>Updates your security settings </li></ul><ul><li>Add secure links to Trusted Sites. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use IE’s pop-up blocker or a third-party blocker, such as the one in Google’s Toolbar - TIP - Use CTRL to override a Pop-Up blocker </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>ActiveX allows programs to run inside Internet Explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>Most ActiveX programs are legitimate, but some sites can use Active X to add a viruses. </li></ul><ul><li>Install and run ActiveX controls only from trusted sites. </li></ul><ul><li>******Check with IT before running ActiveX controls.**** </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Pop-up Blocking - In Firefox, pop-up blocking is automatically set to “on”. To turn it off, or to turn it back on if it has been turned off by accident, go to the Tools menu and select Options and Content to update settings </li></ul><ul><li>Tabbed Browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Find Within Page Function - To find text within a page, simply hit Control-F </li></ul><ul><li>File – Import – Can Import IE or Netscape Bookmarks, Options, History and Passwords </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL – T – Opens a new window </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL – N – Opens a new Tab </li></ul><ul><li>CTRL +++ and CTRL --- ZOOM feature </li></ul><ul><li>F11 – Full Screen </li></ul>