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What’s The Difference Between A Browser And A Home Page?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Question: What’s the difference between a browser and a home page on your computer? My computer always opens up to Road Runner and that’s how I look around and find web pages and go to Facebook to play games. I was trying to explain a problem to my granddaughter and when she asked what my browser was, I said Road Runner. That’s where I get my e-mail. She says that’s my home page. I’m not sure I understand the difference. I use Windows 7.

 

 

Answer: Your browser or web browser is a program installed on your computer that allows you to navigate the Internet. You look at sites like Road Runner or Facebook using a browser. The most common browsers used in Windows are Internet Explorer (sometimes abbreviated IE), Firefox and Chrome.

Your homepage is the website that displays when you open the browser. I imagine you use the Road Runner page because they are your e-mail provider, but you can select any page you want for your home page.

Hope that clears it up.

~ Cynthia

 

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3 Responses to “What’s The Difference Between A Browser And A Home Page?”

  1. Barbara Pickett says:

    Looks like it’s time to print another glossary of terms…huh? ;>)

  2. Mark says:

    . . . but you can select any page you want for your home page.

    Or no page at all. For years I have always used about:blank as my home page because I never know where I will want to go first and don’t want some page I don’t need to download and clog up the works. I started this back in the old dial up days when pages loaded real slow but still prefer it.

  3. Norine Peardon says:

    Nice distinction between homepage and browser.

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