Find a Word on a Webpage / Encontrar una Palabra en una Página de Web

Locating a particular word on a webpage can be very useful when looking for something specific such as a reference or ingredient in a recipe. The following instructions are for Firefox, but the process is the same for most browsers.

To bring up the “find” box, either use the key command Ctrl + F (Cmd + F on Mac), or select “Find” from the “Edit” menu.

Tabbed Browsing

Instead of opening a new window for every webpage, browsers now allow for pages to open in tabs. If a browser window is already open, and you would like to create a new tab without clicking on a link there are two easy ways to accomplish this.

1. Go to File > Open New Tab

Deleting Cookies

Cookies are delicious delights! But web cookies can sometimes become a little less delightful. These are little files that are hidden in your computer so that the browser and various websites that you access can track and save useful information that you input, such as account name, passwords etc. Although cookies are harmless, they can invade your privacy if an intruder tries accessing them.

The following directions demonstrate how to delete these cookies to protect your personal information.

Delete Cookies in Firefox

Anatomy of a Web Address

Ever wonder what it really means when you type in a web address? It seems like an impenetrable code. Not so! Let’s dissect my favorite web address:

HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. Long-time computer users may remember a time before Windows when we needed to enter lines of code to tell the computer what we wanted it to do; HTTP works sort of like that. By typing HTTP, you’re telling a web server to go fetch and transmit the page you’re requesting.

Websites for Readers

If you’re always on the lookout for your next great read, there are some websites you should know about:

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