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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. 

REMEMBERING PASSWORDS 
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. 

QUICK BOOKMARKS
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. 

QUICK SEARCH 
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 these words. 

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 instructions
 

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