on the Internet has quickly become a way of life! If you are new to
using the Internet, just
follow these few steps and you’ll be searching the web in no time!
First off, you need to have an Internet connection. You can either order
or Dial up for your home through your phone or cable company. Your DSL
or Dial up will come with set up instructions. Once you’ve got it
set up, go ahead and open up Safari. It’s the compass icon on your
dock, or in your applications folder. Safari is Apple’s web browser
application. There are other web browser options, which are explored in
other videos, but for now, let’s talk about some of the basics of
Safari. It’s very easy to use. On the top is the address
bar. Here you can type in a website URL, for example, www.gmail.com, hit
and you’ll be taken to gmail. Over on the top right you will find
the google search box. Just click in there and type in anything you want
to search for. For example, shoes, hit enter and here we have a search
of everything on the Internet related to shoes. Over here is the refresh
button, click it if you want to reload a page. The plus button is for
adding a website to your favorites. If you click on the big A it makes
the text bigger and if you click on the little A it makes the text smaller.
On the top left are the forward and back buttons for navigating. These
are just some of the basics for getting you started with the Internet.