|For Beginners - Toolbar|
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The toolbar is the line of buttons along the top on the screen, with little pictures on. It is part of the browser, a computer program on the computer which helps you use the internet. These pictures are Internet Explorer buttons, so if you have a different browser, the buttons may look different but they do the same things. Here is what some of the buttons do.
You might not like where a link takes you, or want to get back to a previous page. Don't worry. The Back button is near the top left-hand corner of your computer screen. Click on this button, and you will be taken back to the last webpage. Click again to go back another step, and so on. The Forward button (next to the Back button) is useful if you click too many times on the Back button, and overshoot your target. Click on it to undo the last 'Back'.
The Home button is near the right of the upper part of your screen. When you go into Internet Explorer (or any other browser), the first webpage is that computer's homepage. Click on the Home button to get back to your computer's homepage from any other webpage. Sometimes the Back button doesn't work, but the Home button always will, which can be useful.
Rather confusingly, there are two meanings to 'homepage'. When you first enter the internet, the first page you see is your homepage, and that is what the home button will take you back to. However, websites on the internet usually have their own homepage. This means the first webpage of their website or their index page. A link on a website saying Homepage or Home will take you to the start of that website, not back to your own homepage. Sometimes website says Index instead, which is, at least, less confusing!
If you wish to print out a webpage, make sure the printer is switched on and loaded with paper. Then click the Print button (near the home button). If you can't see the Print button, then click on 'File' (top left of screen), then 'Print', then 'OK'. Public internet access points may charge for print. Check with the receptionist.
When you click on Print, the whole webpage gets printed out - not just the screen that you're looking at. Some webpages are very long! So be careful, and always scroll down to the bottom of the webpage before printing, to check how long it is. You can print part of a webpage.
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