How to Open an Internet Browser

A popular use for computers is browsing the Web. The Internet can provide hours of entertainment and can also be a productivity tool. Every computer comes with a Web browser. The Web browser is a program that, when opened, allows you to view and interact with the Internet. Apple computers come installed with the Web browser Safari, and Windows computers have Internet Explorer pre-installed.

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Internet browsers allow a person to view the Internet.

Using a Mac

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Open the Finder. This is done by double-clicking the Finder icon, which is the permanent left-most icon in the Apple Dock at the bottom of the screen.

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Double-click on the Applications folder within the Finder window. When opened the Finder will display all of the folders stored on the computer in alphabetical order; the Applications folder will be near the top of the list.

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Scroll down to Safari and double-click it to open the Web browser. Like the main Finder, programs are listed inside the Applications folder in alphabetical order.

Using a PC

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Click the Start button located in the bottom left of the screen on the Windows Task Bar. The Windows Start Menu will appear.

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Hover the mouse over Programs and a side menu will appear listing the programs on the computer.

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Click on Internet Explorer from the Programs menu to start browsing the Web.