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New Browser - More than one Browser window can be open at the same time. Go to the File menu and select New Web Browser. This is usually the first submenu item available under File. While writing this web page I opened sixteen windows, each one a different URL.

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Mail Document/Page - A web page can be sent by Email using this command. Wait until the page has completely loaded (the meteors stop flying around the big N in the Netscape logo) before trying to send the page. The mail document will open but the page will not be attached until it has completely loaded. If the computer you are using is not set up for Email, this option will not be available.

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Open Location - Select this option and and Open Location window appears. Type the URL of a web page into the box and click open or hit the Return/Enter key to go directly to the web site.

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Open File - Select this option to open a document created in HTML format. This option may also be used to open a text only document, or an image such as a gif or jpeg

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Page Setup - Choose this menu option to prepare a page for printing. Never give a printed copy of a web page to someone without the URL printed on the page. This menu item is where you instruct the printer to include the document title and document location.

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Copy - Highlight text and use this menu item to copy the selection for pasting into another document. This is for text only, not images. Images are copied a different way.

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Find - This is not a substitute for a search engine. This menu item will search for a specific word on the current page that you are viewing, and only on that page.

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Reload - This choice sends a request back to the server where a page is sitting and asks for another copy of the web page.

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Page Source/Document Source - This choice sends a request to the server where a page is sitting and asks for a copy of the HTML document used to display the web page.

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I selected Page Source from the View menu and got the following:
Line 11 of the document shows the name of the image, but does not indicate a table. Therefore the frame is part of the image, not a table around the image.

Another bit of useful information can be found in this document. The background can not be copied on a Macintosh. Using an IBM computer you simply right-click on the background and save a copy of the image. However, from the fifth line of the page source I know that the image is named keyboardlt.

Finally, using the page source from another page I ran across on the Internet, I have included a link which allows a user to get out of a frame

The instruction for how to write this link is found in the last 3 lines of the instructional.html page source image above. Once again, if you find something done well, check the page source to see how you can do it also.



Back/Forward/Home - There are Toolbar buttons to perform each of these tasks. If you prefer to use menus rather than buttons, the Go menu is where these commands are stored.

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Chronological List - This is a chronological list of the sites you have visited using the current web browser window. The entry on top is the most recent

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This technique can be a real time saver. However, some pages embed instructions to open a new browser window when a link is selected. In this case the Go menu will show only the current page.
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