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New Tools for Old Age (Tit-bITs 2 of 11) - About Web Browsers & Google Search Engine

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Introduction

The Web browser is a key tool to connect you to Internet. Accessing any information/resources from the World Wide Web! Without the Web browser you cannot surf the internet.

The web browser is a software program that allows you to browse, search, and receive various types of information such as: websites, videos and audio files, images, and other documents on the Web.

You can find any information that you need by using web browser, from the smallest thing like the meaning of a word, phrase, abbreviation, news, travel, food, music and media resources such as gmail, youtube, facebook etc.

The various types of browsers are provided by the different software companies e.g. Microsoft has Internet Explorer, Google has Google Chrome, Mozilla has Firefox, Apple has Safari.

Usually the computer comes with a default browser depending on the operating system installed e.g. Windows will come with Internet Explorer, and Mac will come with Safari. The key difference between the browsers is the interface and presentation of a web page.

In this tutorial guide we will cover the following:

1) 1) How to locate the browser when you switch on your computer;

2) Quick Tips to use the Browsers i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox;

3) How to search for information/resource in the World Wide Web.

1) How to locate the browser when you switched on your computer:
Usually there is a default browser installed in the computer. There are 2 methods to locate your browser.
1st method is to click on Start, review the browsers listed and click on the desired browser, as shown in the diagram below.
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2nd method is to check if there are Browser Shortcut Links created in your desktop as shown below, and double click on the desired browser you want to use.
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2) Quick Tips to use the Browsers i.e. Internet Explorer, B. Google Chrome or C. Firefox
Will cover the 3 most popular/common browsers used i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox in this section. Basic functions of a browser :
  • Address Bar: To go to a website.

  • Favorites /Bookmarks: To bookmark a webpage so as to allow user to quickly return to the page or frequent usage of the webpage.

  • New tab: To allow you to view multiple web pages.

A. Internet Explorer - Developed by Microsoft
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B. Google Chrome - Developed by Google
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C. Firefox- Developed by Mozilla.
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How to access the website to download the browser? Open up the default browser that is installed in your computer. You can use the search engines in the web to download the desired browser. Refer to the next topic on how to search the internet.
3) How to search for information/resource in the world wide web?
There are many web search engines available. The most popular used search engine is Google Search.
Below are the steps on how to perform the search.
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This brings to end of the tutorial. In summary:
For a beginner, you could start off with the default browser that is already installed in your computer to get familiar with internet.
1) Use the Address Bar to go directly to the webpage;
2) Use the Favorite/Bookmark function to bookmark your frequently visit webpage and Add new tab to view multiple webpages;
3) Most importantly, accessing any information/resources through the Google search engine, using key word search.
If you are keen to explore using other browsers, then you can use the Google search engine to search for the relevant browser downloads.

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Introduction

The Web browser is a key tool to connect you to Internet. Accessing any information/resources from the World Wide Web! Without the Web browser you cannot surf the internet.

The web browser is a software program that allows you to browse, search, and receive various types of information such as: websites, videos and audio files, images, and other documents on the Web.

You can find any information that you need by using web browser, from the smallest thing like the meaning of a word, phrase, abbreviation, news, travel, food, music and media resources such as gmail, youtube, facebook etc.

The various types of browsers are provided by the different software companies e.g. Microsoft has Internet Explorer, Google has Google Chrome, Mozilla has Firefox, Apple has Safari.

Usually the computer comes with a default browser depending on the operating system installed e.g. Windows will come with Internet Explorer, and Mac will come with Safari. The key difference between the browsers is the interface and presentation of a web page.

In this tutorial guide we will cover the following:

1) 1) How to locate the browser when you switch on your computer;

2) Quick Tips to use the Browsers i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox;

3) How to search for information/resource in the World Wide Web.

1) How to locate the browser when you switched on your computer:

Usually there is a default browser installed in the computer. There are 2 methods to locate your browser.

1st method is to click on Start, review the browsers listed and click on the desired browser, as shown in the diagram below.

New Tools for Old Age (Tit-bITs 2 of 11) - About Web Browsers & Google Search Engine - Image 2

2nd method is to check if there are Browser Shortcut Links created in your desktop as shown below, and double click on the desired browser you want to use.

New Tools for Old Age (Tit-bITs 2 of 11) - About Web Browsers & Google Search Engine - Image 3

2) Quick Tips to use the Browsers i.e. Internet Explorer, B. Google Chrome or C. Firefox

Will cover the 3 most popular/common browsers used i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox in this section. Basic functions of a browser :

  • Address Bar: To go to a website.

  • Favorites /Bookmarks: To bookmark a webpage so as to allow user to quickly return to the page or frequent usage of the webpage.

  • New tab: To allow you to view multiple web pages.



A. Internet Explorer - Developed by Microsoft

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B. Google Chrome - Developed by Google

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C. Firefox- Developed by Mozilla.

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How to access the website to download the browser? Open up the default browser that is installed in your computer. You can use the search engines in the web to download the desired browser. Refer to the next topic on how to search the internet.

3) How to search for information/resource in the world wide web?

There are many web search engines available. The most popular used search engine is Google Search. Below are the steps on how to perform the search.

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This brings to end of the tutorial. In summary:

For a beginner, you could start off with the default browser that is already installed in your computer to get familiar with internet.

1) Use the Address Bar to go directly to the webpage;

2) Use the Favorite/Bookmark function to bookmark your frequently visit webpage and Add new tab to view multiple webpages;

3) Most importantly, accessing any information/resources through the Google search engine, using key word search.

If you are keen to explore using other browsers, then you can use the Google search engine to search for the relevant browser downloads.

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