CCNC/CCNC Module 7/Web Navigation/Accessing Web Pages
Go to a URL
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.
==== Using the Browser's History ====
When you access a web site, Firefox records this in its History.
- Click on the drop down arrow at the right hand side of the browser address bar.
A list of recently visited sites is displayed.
- 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.
- Click on Go in the menu bar.
- A list of recently visited sites is displayed at the bottom of the menu.
- 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.
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.
- Go->History or press Ctrl-H.
- Expand Today by clicking the + symbol.
You may expand each web site to view the pages that you have visited in the site.
- 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
- Edit->Select all or press Ctrl+A.
- Press the Delete key.
Clear entries in the Location bar
- Expand Navigator and select History as shown on the following screen.
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- 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.
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.