Parts of the Browser Window
Browsers (eg Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari) are software programs. They allow us to view the information that is on the World Wide Web.
Browsers have several features in common:
- Title Bar - this is the coloured bar at the very top of the browser window. It displays the title of the web page that you are viewing and an icon identifying the browser you are using.
(The words in the Title Bar come from the page title box in the general web page form in the UNEweb CMS.)
- Address Bar - this near the top of the browser window. It shows the URI (web site address) of the page you are viewing.
- Toolbar Icons - these are located under the Title Bar, and may also be under the Address Bar. Toolbars contain icons such as the back button, the refresh buttons, etc.
- Display Window - this is the space containing the web page.
- Scroll Bars - these are found at the bottom and right side of the Display Window. They allow you to see information that may be too long or wide for the Display Window.
- Status Bar - this is found at the very bottom of the Browser Window. It displays information about the page (eg about the speed that the page is loading, if the page is done loading, and URIs of any links your cursor is hovering over), and icons for any browser plug-ins you may have installed.