How to Access Favorites, History & Search Among Other Features

By Nicholas Smith

Internet browsers contain many features that make browsing the World Wide Web a convenient task. Regardless of the browser you are using, you can save favorite Web pages and access them with the click of a button. Additionally, you can use different search engines without browsing to each engine's Web page. You also can view your browsing history to easily access previously viewed pages. Many of these features, among others, are accessed using simple keyboard shortcuts.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Click the "Favorites" button, located on the left side of the screen to access your favorites. You can also access your favorites by pressing "CTRL" and "H" and then selecting the tab labeled "Favorites."

Step 2

Access your browsing history by pressing "CTRL" and "H." Click on the tab labeled "History." The Web history will appear in a window pane on the left side of the program screen.

Step 3

Press the "ALT" button to view Internet Explorer's "File" menu. From this menu, you can access the "File," "Edit," "View," "Favorites," "Tools" and "Help" options.

Step 4

Access your browser's search function by entering a query in the search box, located to the right of the address bar. The search box contains the image of your current search engine provider, such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing.

Opera

Step 1

Access Opera's favorites menu by pressing "Menu," then selecting "Bookmarks." From this window, you can view your currently saved bookmarks or save the current page to your bookmarks.

Step 2

Access your Web history by pressing "Menu" and selecting "History." Right click on a Web page in your history to open it or delete it.

Step 3

Access your browser's search function by entering a query in the search box, located to the right of the address bar. The search box contains the image of your current search engine provider, such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing.

Step 4

Access other features, such as widgets, notes and downloads, by pressing the corresponding icon on the panel located on the left side of the screen.

Google Chrome

Step 1

Enter a search term into Google Chrome's address bar and press "Enter" to use the search function.

Step 2

Create a bookmark by pressing "CTRL" + "D." Alternatively, press the button containing a star, located next to the address bar. This will automatically create a bookmark for the page you are currently viewing.

Step 3

Access your browsing history by clicking the wrench icon on the browser's toolbar and selecting "History."