Your browser also has a location
toolbar. This toolbar contains a text box. A text box
is a white box where you can type things.
All browsers have
a location toolbar:
The location toolbar
does two things: First, it tells you the URL of the web page
you are looking at. Second, it lets you go to different web page
by typing in a new URL and hitting the "Enter" key.
An URL is the
address of a web page. URL is pronounced "earl" and stands for Uniform
Resource Locator. Most URLs--but not all--begin with the letters
"www". This stands for "World Wide Web". The World Wide
Web is what most people mean when they say "the Internet". It's the
part of the Internet that can be used with the help of a browser.
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Glossary of terms
used so far:
browser - A computer program that helps people
use the Internet.
click - To quickly press and release the left
drag - To move an onscreen object by putting
the pointer over it, holding the mouse button down, and moving the pointer.
Google Chrome - A browser.
Internet Explorer - A browser.
location toolbar - The browser toolbar that
contains a text box for locating web pages.
navigation toolbar - The browser toolbar that
contains the "Back" and "Forward" buttons.
Mozilla Firefox - A browser. Firefox
is an updated version of Netscape Navigator.
pointer - The little arrow that moves around
the computer screen when the mouse is moved.
Safari - A browser.
scroll - To move a web page up and down on
the computer screen.
scroll bar - A bar that appears at the edge
of the computer screen when a web page is too large to fit on the screen.
slider - Part of a scroll bar; the box that
moves up and down as a web page is scrolled.
text box - A white box that you can type things
toolbar - A group of tools to help you use
the Internet. Toolbars are part of a browser.
URL - The address of a web page. Pronounced
"earl," URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.
web page - A computer file that looks like
a printed page when viewed with a browser.
web site - A group of related web pages.
World Wide Web - The part of the Internet
that can be viewed with a browser.