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The URL of this page is http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/NetscapeEssentials.html

This page provides the essential tips in using Netscape 4.x and higher. You may also wish to consult the new table offering a comparison of major features of Internet Explorer and Netscape.

The Library uses PCs, but most of the instructions are Mac transferrable, and notes for Mac-equivalencies are sometimes provided.


Moving a document around in your screen
Moving from one document to another
- Back/Forward buttons
- Go and Search History
- Making and Using Bookmarks
- Viewing, Creating, Editing the Personal Toolbar
- Managing your Bookmark file - Organizing bookmarks into folders, Editing, Deleting, Undoing mistakes
- Carrying your Bookmarks with you - Saving and Importing/Opening Bookmarks
2 ways to go directly to a URL - The "anatomy" of a URL
Document taking forever to load?
- Stop + Reload for a "packet jam"
- Changing EDIT | Preferences to improve loading time
Editing other Netscape Preferences
- Customizing what appears when you click when you click on Home
- Keeping your search History
- Identity - Required to use E-Mail through Netscape
- Cache
E-Mailing documents Downloading or saving
- Saving text documents to disk
- Saving images, sound files, and other types of files to disk
Retrieving documents and images from a disk
The power of the RIGHT mouse button
- On PCs (or if you have a left-handed mouse, the left mouse button).
- On Macs, the one button held down.

Moving a document around in your screen

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Moving from one document to another

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A bookmark list gives you a more permanent record of sites you like

1. Creating bookmarks

Once the page you want is in your screen.

2. Returning to a bookmarked page
3. Viewing, creating, and editing the Personal Toolbar

The Personal Toolbar is an optional bar that typically appears below the location bar, just above the document window in Netscape. (If you do not see this bar, click on View | Show | Personal Toolbar sometimes a one-step or a two-step click process). You can use the Personal Toolbar to readily access your most frequently used bookmarks and bookmark folders with one click.

To put bookmarks on your Personal Toolbar:

Folders with their bookmarks may be put on the Personal Toolbar. You can also put folders inside of folders. To put folders on your Personal Toolbar:

4. Managing your Bookmark file: Organizing bookmarks into folders, Editing, Deleting, Undoing mistakes

All work in this section is done within this Bookmarks Window, not in the general Netscape window. To open the separate Bookmarks window, click on BOOKMARKS, then on EDIT BOOKMARKS.

5. Taking your bookmarks with you: downloading, opening/importing
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Going directly to a URL

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Document taking forever to load?

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Modifying Netscape preferences

(This may not be done on the Library's PC's but you may customize your own Netscape)

In Netscape 4.x, choose Edit | Preferences. In the panel to the left of the window that opens, click on any of the terms in the list to display the types of options you can modify under that term.

In older versions of Netscape, click on the OPTIONS menu item, then General Preference Options or other clusters similar to those described here for Netscape 4.x and higher.

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E-mailing documents

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Downloading documents and other types of files

Text documents
Images, sound, and other types of files

These do NOT download with the text of the document in the procedure described above. You must save each image or other files as a separate file if you want it.

You may verify what you have saved in Netscape by typing in the URL/Location box, the drive (a: for example), then click on the file name when it appears in the document window.

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Retrieving documents and images and other files saved to diskette viewing or playing in Netscape 4.x:

For older versions of Netscape, click on FILE | OPEN FILE, locate your drive and file.

You can also view .txt files in almost any word processing program. Image, sound, and other files may be viewed in any image viewing or audio/video program that supports the type of file designated in the extension.

If you click on other types of files in your computer, Windows will normally try to find software on your machine capable or playing, viewing, or otherwise handling the file.

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Right Mouse Button (includes Mac mouse tips too!)
This allows you shortcuts to do several things, including adding a bookmark without going to the page for that item (however, only the URL and not the title of the page is added). You can also open another window with the right mouse button and then toggle between the two screens (using ALT and TAB keys together, or selecting them from the WINDOWS at the top menu bar). You could use this to read two different items at the same time; could be used for teaching, etc. You can also save to disk, move BACK or FORWARD, and more.

On Windows and UNIX, clicking the right mouse button produces a pop-up menu with items that are shortcuts for several commands. On Macintosh, holding down the mouse button produces the pop-up menu.

The items in the menu depend on the type or contents of the window you are on. For example, when pressing the mouse button over a link, menu items refer to the page specified by the link; over an image, menu items refer to the image file specified by the image; over a pane in the Mail or News window, menu items apply specifically to mail or news features. When a frame is selected, Back and Forward menu items refer to the individual frame.

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