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University of VictoriaIntroduction to IT English
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Web Browser Tips — Part 1

A Web browser is a software program you use to read Web pages. Two common Web browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox.

During the course, you may need to use the Web browser features listed below.

Remember a Web Page for Later

If you want to come back to a Web page later, your Web browser can save (remember) the Web page’s address.

Internet Explorer calls these saved addresses favorites. Firefox and many other Web browsers call them bookmarks.

Internet Explorer

To save a Web page for later, click the Favorites menu, then click Add to Favorites....

IE Favourites Menu Screen Capture

Internet Explorer will suggest a name for the favorite. You can change the name or leave it alone. Press OK when you are happy with the name. The Web address is now saved as a favorite.

IE Save Favourites Screen Capture

When you want to return to the Web page you saved, start Internet Explorer, click the Favorites menu, and choose the favorite you want. The Web page will load.

IE Choose Favourites Screen Capture

Firefox

To save a Web page for later, click the Bookmarks menu, then click Bookmark this Page....

Firefox Bookmark Screen Capture

Firefox will suggest a name for the bookmark. You can change the name or leave it alone. Press OK when you are happy with the name. The Web address is now saved as a bookmark.

Firefox Save Bookmark Screen Capture

When you want to return to the Web page, start Firefox, click the Bookmarks menu, and choose the bookmark you want from the list. The Web page will load.

Firefox Choose Bookmark Screen Capture