Pretend that the sample text box
below is your location toolbar and practice using an URL.
First, erase the
URL that is already in the text box. To do this, put your pointerover
the blank right end of the text box (the pointer will change from an arrow
into a big capital "I")
and click. A little blinking line, which is called an insertion
point or a cursor, will appear at the end of the URL in the
box. Next, hold down the "Backspace" key on your keyboard until the
URL is completely erased and the insertion point is at the beginning of
the text box.
Now type the URL
below into the text box. Be sure to type it exactly as it appears.
Then hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard and see what happens.
If the insertion
point disappears, just click on the text box again and it will reappear.
The URL might become highlighted
when you click on it. Or it might not. Either way is normal.
If the URL doesn't
erase completely, hold down the "Delete" key on your keyboard until the
URL is completely gone.
If you make a mistake
typing the new URL, just use the "Backspace" key to erase your mistake.
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.
highlighted text- Text with a different background
color. This sentence
Google Chrome - A browser.
insertion point - A little blinking line that
shows you where the next letter you type will appear.
Internet Explorer - A browser.
location toolbar - The browser toolbar that
contains a text box.
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.