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Beginner's Internet Tutorial
Navigating around the Internet is mainly done
with a mouse (the palm sized object on the desk to the
right of the keyboard. Place your hand on top of it and
slide it around the desk. The arrow on the screen will
When the mouse moves over an "active link"
(somewhere to go either on the Internet page that you are
on or to another Internet site) the arrow will turn into an
index finger. Move the arrow over the following words: Page
Bottom. To select that destination,
press once "click" on the left side of the mouse.
You can also move around on a page by pressing
the page up or page down buttons located on the keyboard to
the right of the alphabetical keys.
|There are often "site maps"
or indexes on Internet sites, generally on the left side or
at the top.
Sometimes the links aren't real obvious, they
may be different colored text, underlined text, symbols, arrows,
or may be part of a picture. You may need to move the
mouse around to see where you can go for more information.
|The Internet has millions
of "web sites" also called "home pages". The site you
are at is displayed at the top of the screen.
If you want to visit a particular site you
can click the mouse in the location box. Use the backspace
or delete key to erase the current address and type in the
desired location and press enter. Most addresses begin
with http:// but may be advertised as www.something
Internet sites sometime move or aren't accessible
for a period of time. If you receive a message such
as "Not Found" check to see that you have typed the address
correctly or press the [Back] button to return to where you
|If you want to return
to the last visited page move the mouse arrow over the [Back]
button located at the top left of this screen. Or click
on the [Go] button and a list of locations that you have recently
visited will drop down and you can select which site you want.
Select one of the above and have a great time
"Surfing the Net"!
Congratulations! You travelled
to the page bottom.
"Click" the following to return to