TIPS AND TRICKS
NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR GUESSES THE ADDRESS
If you have been to a site before but are not sure of the address,
just start typing the letters you think are in the address. Navigator checks
the address you are typing and tries to fill in the full URL for you (works
on PCs only). If you see several similar addresses, press the down arrow
to scroll down and click the one you want.
BROWSE WHILE DOWNLOADING
Downloads can take an hour or more of your time, but you don't have
to waste it. Open another Navigator browser window by clicking File and
then New Navigator Window, and cruise away.
SKIP THE HTTP://WWW AND THE .COM
It's not necessary to type http://www and .com in the Netsite box.
Just type the main word - for example, netscape - and Navigator
will fill in the rest for you.
You won't forget your passwords anymore if you attach a note to your
bookmark for a site. Open Bookmark Editor from the main menu by selecting
Bookmarks on the Communicator menu. Right-click the bookmark for the password-protected
site, and select Bookmark Properties. Type or cut and paste the notes you
want to remember in the Description box. The keyboard shortcut for Bookmark
Editor is Ctrl-B. Access your notes in the same way. You will still have
to remember one password, though - the password that protects your bookmarks
from prying eyes.
Save the addresses of pages you want to remember by pressing Ctrl-D
while you are on the page you want to save. You can also select the Bookmarks
menu at the top of your screen and choose Add Bookmarks.
HOW TO SUSPEND AND RESUME DOWNLOADS
It's frustrating to have to disconnect from your dial-up connection
in the middle of a download. Navigator 4 lets you cancel downloads and
resume them later, right where you left off, by storing the partial file
in a cache. Just click the Cancel button in the transfer status window
to suspend a download. Because Navigator 4 caches the file that was being
downloaded, you can just return to the original link and resume the download
from where it stopped.
Note: This method works only if you stop the download by clicking the
Cancel button in the transfer status window or the Stop button in Navigator.
If your modem loses the connection or you disconnect in some other way,
it won't work.
If you don't know the address of a site you want, you can do a search
directly from Communicator. Simply type a phrase describing what you are
seeking - for example, "Hawaii vacation" - in the Netsite box. You will
notice the name of the box change to Go to as you type. Press Enter, and
one of several popular search engines will present a list of sites containing
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - UNINSTALL MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER
It's easy to get Internet Explorer off your desktop - simply follow
these step-by-step instructions.
SET NETSCAPE COMMUNICATOR AS YOUR DEFAULT BROWSER
Does your computer constantly ask you if you want Internet Explorer
as your default browser? You can stop those messages and set Communicator
as your default browser at the same time by following these step-by-step