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Navigating the web

From: Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

Video: Navigating the web

Safari is Apple's Web browser which has been bundled with the Mac OS for several generations of that OS. In this movie, we'll start by looking at how you can navigate around the Web with Safari. So we'll launch Safari from the dock. (Music playing) When you first launch Safari, you see a welcome screen and then a Top Site page. This shows you popular stories and sites at the moment. So you click a site to be taken to that page.

Navigating the web

Safari is Apple's Web browser which has been bundled with the Mac OS for several generations of that OS. In this movie, we'll start by looking at how you can navigate around the Web with Safari. So we'll launch Safari from the dock. (Music playing) When you first launch Safari, you see a welcome screen and then a Top Site page. This shows you popular stories and sites at the moment. So you click a site to be taken to that page.

So here we are on Apple's start page. We'll go back to the Top Sites and Top Sites will keep track of where you go with Safari and populate the page with your favorite sites. If you don't like having Top Sites showing as you start up, it's simple to change. Just go to Safari's Preferences, make sure you're in the General Preference, you choose New windows open with, and you have a number of options here. It can be Top Sites. It can be Homepage. I prefer Empty Page. I want kind of a blank slate when I start here. And then also you have the option New tabs open with. And again, I like Empty Page, but you can also choose a Homepage, the Same Page, or a Bookmark of some kind.

I'm going to set Empty Page. If I chose Homepage, you can enter where you want your homepage to be. In this case, Apple sets it to apple.com of course because they want you to visit there, but you could put anything you like. For example, it can be lynda.com. I can have my new windows open at lynda.com as well as any new tabs open there. Another option is if you're on a website, you can simply click the Set to Current Page. That button will be active and that will become your homepage.

So let's look at navigating around with Safari. The main way people do this is to go to the address bar and they just type in a Web address. And that's what starts with http://www whatever. You don't have to type the http or the www most times. Simply just type something in. So we'll just go to lynda. It naturally assumes .com, I press Return, and here we are at lynda.com's homepage. I'll demonstrate that again with another homepage, so I can go to macworld, and we'll go to Apple.

In order to go back and forward, you have a number of options. If you have a trackpad or a Magic Trackpad, you just swipe your two fingers and move back. And I showed you this in the gestures movie. And forward, two finger-swipe. Another option is to simply click on the arrow keys. Back, back, and forward. You can use Command key. So hold down the Command key, and then left bracket will take you back a page, and back again.

And Command+Right bracket moves you forward. Once you've visited a few sites, you can return easily by looking at your history. So click on the History menu and it will show you where you've been. To go to one of those places, simply click on the entry and you're taken to that site. We'll return by going back. Another option is you can click and hold on the Back button and it will show you where you've been recently.

Another way to get around the Web is to use the Search field. So click here in the Search field and enter a search term. For example, let's put in? And here's my column on Macworld. Now we'll look for?. Here are some cute cats.

And funny dogs. This is a very funny dog. So if you wanted to get recent searches, simply click and hold the Search bar and you can go back and restore your search. Also you don't have to search with Google. That's the default, but you can choose other search services such as Yahoo! or Bing for example. One other thing to point out is that if you go to the View menu and Show Tab Bar, you can have multiple pages open in the same Web browser.

So I'm going to right-click on the tab bar. Choose New Tab. I can bang back and forth between webpages simply by clicking on the tabs. And those are the basics of moving around the Web with Safari. In subsequent movies, we'll look at some of Safari's other features.

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Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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  1. 1m 26s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 4m 42s
    1. Installing Lion
      4m 42s
  3. 44m 44s
    1. Touring the Finder
      10m 19s
    2. Launching and working with apps
      4m 22s
    3. Sorting and starting apps with Launchpad
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      4m 35s
    5. Using trackpad gestures
      8m 22s
    6. Using mouse gestures
      2m 22s
    7. Understanding file saving in Lion
      4m 35s
    8. Using Text to Speech
      3m 9s
    9. Installing software
      3m 47s
  4. 26m 51s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      7m 31s
    2. Staying current with Software Update
      4m 13s
    3. Configuring Mail, Address Book, and iCal
      5m 2s
    4. Setting up printers
      3m 39s
    5. Backing up with Time Machine
      6m 26s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      5m 16s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 33s
  6. 39m 6s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 14s
    2. Optimizing Mission Control preferences
      3m 42s
    3. Configuring basic Audio and Video preferences
      4m 34s
    4. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      7m 45s
    5. Configuring Bluetooth input devices
      2m 36s
    6. Modifying Date & Time Preferences
      2m 38s
    7. Getting on the internet
      3m 56s
    8. Using an alternate startup disk
      2m 41s
  7. 3m 22s
    1. Understanding Dashboard widgets
      3m 22s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. Navigating the interface
      6m 30s
    2. Filtering junk mail and sorting messages with rules
      4m 22s
    3. Scheduling appointments with iCal
      6m 38s
    4. Organizing contacts with Address Book
      5m 50s
  9. 37m 5s
    1. Basic word processing in TextEdit
      7m 56s
    2. Using Dictionary
      2m 51s
    3. Preview: Working with images
      6m 20s
    4. Preview: Working with PDFs
      6m 13s
    5. Installing and managing fonts
      5m 37s
    6. Creating quick notes using Stickies
      3m 24s
    7. Using Calculator
      4m 44s
  10. 34m 27s
    1. Navigating the web
      4m 49s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      7m 15s
    3. Adding and reading RSS feeds
      2m 38s
    4. Using Reading List
      3m 7s
    5. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 15s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      3m 13s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      2m 33s
    8. Working with Safari's preferences
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring privacy settings
      5m 4s
  11. 13m 45s
    1. Playing media
      9m 3s
    2. Recording
      4m 42s
  12. 18m 26s
    1. Video chatting in FaceTime
      5m 26s
    2. Text and video messaging in iChat
      9m 6s
    3. Shooting videos and pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 54s
  13. 12m 46s
    1. Automating complex tasks
      12m 46s
  14. 13m 55s
    1. Monitoring system performance
      3m 20s
    2. Setting up a Windows installation in Boot Camp
      3m 49s
    3. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      6m 46s
  15. 15m 55s
    1. Understanding sharing
      4m 59s
    2. Sharing files on a network
      3m 23s
    3. Screen sharing with a remote computer
      4m 7s
    4. Sending files with AirDrop
      3m 26s
  16. 38m 47s
    1. Modifying Language & Text settings
      6m 38s
    2. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 24s
    3. Configuring access for for the disabled
      7m 23s
    4. Using Energy Saver
      4m 42s
    5. Adding and changing users
      6m 19s
    6. Configuring Parental Controls
      7m 21s
  17. 18m 33s
    1. Preventive measures: Creating a Lion boot drive
      7m 40s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      3m 6s
    3. Troubleshooting techniques
      7m 47s
  18. 6m 11s
    1. Techniques for using the Mac efficiently
      5m 22s
    2. Next steps
      49s

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