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

Posted By cynthia On March 26, 2013 @ 10:00 AM In Using The Internet | 3 Comments

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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