Browser Tools

The Chrome Toolbar provides a number of useful tools:

  • if you want to go back to the previous page you can display it again by clicking the Back button (left arrow) on the toolbar.
  • if you want to return to the last page you viewed  after you have gone Back a page, you can display it again by clicking the Forward button (right arrow) on the toolbar.
  • if you want to reload a page you can do this by clicking the Refresh button (circular arrow) on the toolbar. This can be useful if you are viewing a page that is updated regularly, for example, an online sports commentary.
  • if you want to return to your home page you can do this by clicking on the Home button (house icon) on the toolbar.

If you think you’ll want to visit a page regularly, you can create a bookmark for it  by clicking the bookmark icon in the address bar. Some browsers use the term favourites instead of bookmarks.

You can find your bookmarks via the  bookmarks bar at the top of your browser window or via the Settings menu which you’ll find under the hotdog icon  . (Older versions of Chrome used a wrench icon wrench icon ). The bookmarks bar is normally found under the address bar. If it’s not visible, you can display it by opening a new tab – simply click the New Tab icon next to the latest tab.

You can also create bookmarks by right-clicking the bookmarks bar and selecting Add page, or you can import bookmarks from other browsers via the Settings menu.

If you can’t remember where you filed a bookmark, you can search for it from the address bar. Simply type the name of the bookmark and look for the bookmark icon next to the results – this indicates matches from your bookmarks.

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Visit this page on the Learn the Net website for an animated display of How the Web Works.You can find more useful information by visiting this page on the BBC WebWise site.

 
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