Using a web browser
This section covers the basics of using a web browser. It explains all about browsers, navigation buttons, address bars, search bars and links.
A browser is your window to the internet. It’s the piece of software that lets you visit webpages. Popular browser programs include Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari.
Desktop navigation buttons
|The ‘back’ button takes you back to the previous page you were on.|
|Once you’ve pressed the ‘back’ button, you can use the ‘forward’ button to follow the link again.|
|The ‘refresh’ button reloads the webpage that you’re on.|
|The ‘close’ button exits the browser window.|
The address bar shows the web address of the page that you’re on. To go to a different page, type a web address in the address bar and then press ‘enter’.
The search bar is where you can search the internet for anything you’d like to find. Some browsers have a built-in search bar.