Chapter 29. Browsing Basics

With this chapter, you begin to get into the meat of why you wanted to get on the Internet in the first place—browsing the World Wide Web. The Web is one of the two biggest reasons that the average person hops online; the other is email.

Over the last few years, the Web has exploded. In this chapter, you’ll pick up the basics of getting all around the Web. You’ll learn specific information for different browsers.

About Your “Home Page”

Most web browsers are configured to go automatically to a particular web page as soon as you open them and connect to the Internet. This page is generally referred to as the browser’s home page.

Note that home page has two meanings in web parlance: It also describes a web page that serves ...

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