Browsing the Web - Part 3


Weekly questions for May 11-17




1)How can you use "Internet options" within IE Tools to make your browsing faster? Why might you choose to modify these? ff The Temporary Internet Files folder or "cache" is related to faster surfing. According to Microsoft website " This folder contains a kind of travel record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the Web: graphics, banners, sounds, Web pages, even cookies. These items are stored in the \Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder. The cache is instrumental in offline reading--a fast way for you to view Web pages by downloading them first and reading them later when you're not connected to the Internet. If you have ample disk space and tend to go online a lot, you might want to increase the size of your Temporary Internet Files folder. This is because Internet Explorer will read already-viewed files from the cache first rather than take the time to download the same page from the Web, thus saving you time and money. So the larger the cache, the better!In the Temporary Internet Files area, click Settings. Slide the bar to the right to increase the amount of disk space you use. You can also customize how often Internet Explorer checks the Web for updated content and downloads it to your computer (Settings dialog box)"









2) What does the "cache" or "cached" link you see next to sites brought by your browser point to? In other words, what do you get if you click on it? When can it be useful? ffUnder 'tools', then 'options' there are several icons and one is a lock with the name 'privacy'. Here you will find all sorts of interesting information, including how much space is allowed for cache (or pages the computer can find in its 'storage'). You can also delete or empty your cache. Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and caches (stores) that version as a back-up. Practically every search result includes a Cached link. Clicking on that link takes you to the Google cached version of that web page, instead of the current version of the page. This is useful if the original page is unavailable because of: 1) Internet congestion; 2)A down, overloaded, or just slow website; 3)The owner's recently removing the page from the Web. Sometimes you can access the cached version from a site that otherwise requires registration or a subscription. If Google returns a link to a page that appears to have little to do with your query, or if you can't find the information you're seeking on the current version of the page, take a look at the cached version.
3) What icon (picture) shows a page a "safe" - for you to enter your personal data? The lock! If it's closed, then you should be safe. IF it's open, the page is not secure.Safe pages encrypt the information you provide. This way, if anybody intercepts that information, they will be unable to read it. Secure mode is represented by a key in Netscape and a padlock in Internet Explorer.
4)In IE, what happens when you click Ctrl + O? What options are there?Ctrl + o (lower-case) and 'open file' opens, but I'm not sure under what criteriaWhen you click Ctrl+O, the Organize bookmarks window opens. You can then create a new folder, rename an existing bookmark or folder, move an existing bookmark to a folder or delete a bookmark or folder.