CCNC/CCNC Module 7/Web Navigation/Accessing Web Pages

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Accessing Web Pages | Using Bookmarks | Organizing Bookmarks | Self Assessment | Summary

Go to a URL

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In this tutorial we will:
  • Understand and distinguish between Internet and the World Wide Web

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Activate a Hyperlink/ Image Link

A hyperlink is a cross-reference to another web site. The hyperlink is attached to an icon or a phrase. When a user clicks on a hyperlink, the browser displays the cross-referenced site. It is possible to do this in the current window or in a new window.

When hyperlinks are attached to phrases, the phrases are usually displayed in underlined blue text.

Display the URL of Hyperlink

The following screen illustrates a number of hyperlinks.

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The underlined headings all represent hyperlinks.

  • Right click on a hyperlink and select Properties. A window such as the one below will display details of the hyperlink.

Navigating Backwards and Forwards


==== Using the Browser's History ====


When you access a web site, Firefox records this in its History.

  1. Click on the drop down arrow at the right hand side of the browser address bar.

A list of recently visited sites is displayed.

  1. Click the site you wish to visit.

An alternative is to use the Menu bar. The Go menu item will display sites visited during the current browser session.

  1. Click on Go in the menu bar.

  1. A list of recently visited sites is displayed at the bottom of the menu.
  2. Click on the site you wish to visit or press Esc to clear the menu.

[Note] These entries are automatically cleared after you quit the browser.

History Sidebar

If you desire you can have the history show in a bar on the left-hand side of the screen. To do this, click History -> Show in Sidebar or Shift-Control-H. Clicking the same series of menu items (or shortcut keys) again toggles the sidebar view off.

Delete Browsing History

View the History You can review your recent browsing activity.

  1. Go->History or press Ctrl-H.
  1. Expand Today by clicking the + symbol.

You may expand each web site to view the pages that you have visited in the site.

Delete entries

  • Highlight the entry you wish to delete and press the Delete key.

This will delete the entry and all its sub-entries. Clear the entire History

  1. History->Go.
  2. Edit->Select all or press Ctrl+A.
  3. Press the Delete key.

Clear entries in the Location bar

  1. Edit->Preferences.
  2. Expand Navigator and select History as shown on the following screen.

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  1. Click Clear Location Bar then Click OK.

Complete a Web-Based Transaction

Many web pages involve a transaction such as purchasing goods, registering for a course or creating a web based email account. Some of these involve a single form while others involve several forms and could include giving credit card information.

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Tip: Only supply credit card information over the Internet if you are sure of the web site that you are using and if the site uses a secure method of transferring the information.

In many cases, although the entire process is electronic, it nevertheless represents a contract between yourself and the company or organization. Many websites such as WikiEducator offer free registrations based on the user agreeing to certain conditions. Clicking an I Agree button is typical of transactions that involve conditions. Only click this button if you are happy to agree to the conditions.