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Internet and E-mail (English) 06


Finding the information in browser you want

  • You can find information on the Web in a variety of ways.
  • Click the Search button on the toolbar to gain access to a number of search providers. Type a word or phrase in the Search box.
  • Type go, find, or? Followed by a word or phrase in the Address bar. Internet Explorer starts a search using its predetermined search provider.
  • After you go to a Web page, you can search for specific text on that page by clicking the Edit menu and then clicking Find (on this page).
  • If a Web address doesn't work, Internet Explorer asks if you want to search for similar Web addresses. You can change this setting so that Internet Explorer searches automatically without prompting. For more information, see Related Topics below.


Listing your favorite pages for quick viewing

When you find Web sites or pages that you like, you can keep track of them, so it's easy to open them in the future.

  • Add a Web page to your list of favorite pages. Any time you want to open that page, just click the Favorites button on the toolbar, and then click the shortcut in the Favorites list
  • If you have a handful of sites or pages that you visit often, add them to your Links bar.
  • If there is one page you visit most, you can make it your home page so that it is displayed every time you start Internet Explorer or click the Home button on the toolbar.


To change your home page

  • Your home page is the page that is displayed every time you open Internet Explorer. Make sure it is a page that you want to view frequently. Or make it one that you can customize to get quick access to all the information you want, such as the home page.
    1. Go to the page you want to appear when you first start Internet Explorer.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    3. Click the General tab.
    4. In the Home page area, click Use Current.

To restore your original home page, click Use Default.


Sharing bookmarks and favorites

Favorites, known as bookmarks in Netscape Navigator, are a convenient way to organize and link to Web pages that you visit frequently.

Internet Explorer automatically imports all your Netscape bookmarks. On the Favorites menu, click the Imported Bookmarks folder to view them.

If you use Internet Explorer on several computers, you can easily share favorites between computers by importing them. Also, if you use both Internet Explorer and Navigator, you can keep your favorites and bookmarks up-to-date with each other by importing them between programs.

  • To import bookmarks or favorites, click the File menu, and then click Import and Export.
  • To export favorites to bookmarks or favorites on the same or another computer, click the File menu, and then click Import and Export.
  • Exported favorites are saved as a regular HTML file, so either Internet Explorer or Navigator can import them. You can export a selected folder in your Favorites list, or all of your favorites.
  • The exported favorites file is fairly small, so you can copy it to a floppy disk or network folder, or attach it to an e-mail message if you want to share the favorite items with other people