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Image: Diagram of URL Parts

This illustration shows parts of the universal resource locator. The example used is:

http://www.site.com/folder/page.html

http stands for the type of Internet connection, in this case a Web connection;

www.site.com is the name of the computer holding this page, also called a domain name;

folder is the name of a directory or folder on that computer;

page.html is the name of a file or web page within that directory.

All URLs have at least the first two elements.

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Image: Anatomy of a Web Browser Window

A title bar is located at the top of the browser window. It contains the title of the web page being displayed.

Below the title bar are drop-down menus (File, Edit, Go, etc.) typically found in Windows or Macintosh programs.

Below the menus is a button bar, with buttons to invoke key functions (Back, Forward, Reload, Home, Print, etc.)

The location slot, which shows the URL or address of the page currently displayed by the browser, is below the button bar. A new URL can be entered in this slot.

The browser's content window, where web pages are displayed, is below the location slot.

The Netscape browser includes three features for monitoring the status of your connection. The animated status indicator is in the top right corner of the browser window.

The status bar is at the bottom left of the window. Next to the status bar is the status message field.

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Image: Window Closing Techniques

To close windows on a Macintosh computer, click in the small box at the top left corner of a window.

To close windows on a computer using the Windows operating system, click on the X at the top right corner of the window.

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