What is a Browser?

A browser is a program on a computer or mobile device that allows users to browse the Internet and view information on websites. You recognize every browser by it's own logo or icon. Many will have heard of the old browser Internet Explorer by Microsoft or perhaps Netscape or Netscape Navigator, the browser that was very popular in the 1990s before .

Browser Address Bar

The browser address bar is the part of the browser where you can type in the URL which is the web address of a website. This allows you to navigate to specific web pages , the modern browsers use the address bar to search for information on the internet by Google or Bing.

How do I know what my browser is?

There are several ways to determine which browser you are using:
  • Open the webpage about Browser Details on this website;
  • Look at the icons on your desktop or in your start menu;
  • Open the browser and go to the "Help" or "Info" menu;
  • Type "What browser am I using?" in the browser's search bar, use Google or Bing for example.

Google as a Browser

Google is besides a search engine also a browser, in full it is Google Chrome. It is currently a very popular web browser that is available for different operating systems like Windows and Mac.

Browser Homepage

Opening a browser means launching the hoempage of your browser. Set any page page you like to view first when opening your browser as your homepage

Is it Internet Browser or Web Browser or just Browser?

An internet browser or web browser is just another term for a browser. It emphasizes that the software program is specifically designed for viewing and navigating the internet.

The Most Popular web Browsers

These are some of the most popular and well-known browsers that are available for use on computers and mobile devices. Each of these browsers has its own specific features and benefits.
Note that Internet Explorer is no longer supported and basically replaces by MS Edge as a more modern browser.

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