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We are going to discuss in this section what is on your Menu Toolbar as well as the keyboard shortcuts that do the same function. Remember there are always more than one way to do something with most programs, and it is a matter of personal preference which one you choose to use.


The "File" Option on the Menu Tool contains the following commands for working the selected page.

  • New Window - "Ctrl N" - Opens a new Internet Explorer browser window.

  • Open - "Ctrl O" - Opens a document in this window.

  • Save - "Ctrl S" - Saves changes.

  • Saves As File - Saves this document.

  • New Message - Creates a New Mail Message.

  • Send To - Gives you three places to send page - 3 1/2 floppy disk, Mail Recipient Using Outlook Express, or to My Briefcase Folder.

  • Page Setup - Page Setup Window opens - here you can change the paper size, the paper orientation, the margins, the headers/footers, or the print options.

  • Print - "Ctrl P" - Print Window opens - giving you printing options to print whole page, or selected text, etc. that is displayed in your browser window.

  • Create Shortcut - creates a shortcut for document/page that you can move to your desktop. When you click on this shortcut after making sure you are connected to the Internet, this page would appear in your browser window.

  • Properties - Displays properties for document/page, regarding General Information or Security Certificate Information.

  • Close - Closes the browser window.


The "Edit" Option on the Menu Toolbar contains these commands when browsing web sites.

  • Cut - you cannot use unless you are given the password and are authorized to make changes to the web page. This command is faded.

  • Copy - "Ctrl C" - copies current selection to Clipboard.

  • Paste - "Ctrl V" - Inserts the items you have copied into a word processing or text document - again you cannot modify the web page unless you are given the password to make changes to the web page.

  • Select All - "Ctrl A" - selects everything on web page.

  • Find (on this page) - "Ctrl "F" - searches the current window for text.


The "View" Option on the Menu Toolbar contains these commands when browsing web pages.

  • Toolbar - Shows or hides the different toolbars on your computer screen.

  • Status Bar - Shows or hides the status bar on your computer screen.

  • Fonts - Lets you choose what size font you wish to see in your browser window. You can choose from Largest, Large, Medium, Small or Smallest.

  • Stop - "Esc Key" - Stops a file from opening in your browser window.

  • Refresh - "F5 Key" - Refreshes or makes web page reload for the current web page appearing in your browser window.

  • Source - Displays source or the HTML coding for the current web page appearing in your browser window.

  • Options - opens the options window with the following Tabs

    • Security Tab - can customize the following:
      • Content Advisor - ratings to control viewing of browser windows.
      • Certificates - security certificates setup.
      • Active Content - choose what Web Sites can run on your computer.
      • Safety Level Button - choose high, medium or no safety levels of web pages.

    • Advanced Tab - can customize the following:
      • Warnings - text, secure/unsecure sites, invalid site certifcates, cookies.
      • Temporary Internet Files - settings, hard disk drive space used.
      • Show friendly URL's.
      • Highlight links when clicked.
      • Use smooth scrolling.
      • Use style sheets.
      • Enable Java JIT Compiler.
      • Enable Java Logins
      • Cryptography Security Settings Button.


The "Go" Option on the Menu Toolbar contains these commands when browsing web pages.

  • Back - "Alt Key and Left Arrow Key" - opens previous web page in browser window.

  • Forward - "Alt Key and Right Arrow Key" - opens next page in browser window.

  • Start Page - Opens your start page in browser window.

  • Search the Web - Opens the search the page in browser window.

  • Best of the Web - Opens the best of the web page in browser window.

  • Read Mail - Opens your Internet e-mail program.

  • Read News - Opens your Internet newsreader program.


The "Favorites" Option on the Menu Toolbar displays contents of your favorites folder. (In the Netscape browser, these are referred to as bookmarks.)

  • Add to Favorites - Adds current web page to your favorites folder(s).

  • Organize Favorites - Opens the favorite folder window.


The "Help" Option on the Menu Toolbar has these commands to help find answers you may have in using the Internet Explorer browser. Remember that there is usually a "help" function in most of the computer programs you will use.

  • Help Topics - Opens the Help window to let you search for help on a specific topic.

  • Web Tutorial - Opens the Web Tutorial page (on the Internet).

  • Microsoft on the Web - Opens drop down menu displaying following:

    • Free Stuff
    • Product News
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
    • Send Feedback
    • Best of the Web
    • Search the Web

  • Online Support - Opens the online support page on the Internet.

  • About Internet Explorer - Displays program information and version (3.0).


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