Chapter 1
Browsing the State Wide Web (SWW)

The purpose of this chapter is to provide you with the necessary skill that required in browsing the State Wide Web (SWW) using Internet Explorer or in short-form known as IE.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††Internet Explorer makes it easier to get the most from the Web, whether you are searching for new information or browsing your favorite Web sites. And built-in IntelliSense technology can save you time completing routine Web tasks, such as automatically completing Web addresses and forms for you, and automatically detecting your network and connection status.


1.1 About the Internet Explorerís (IE) Browser Window

The Internet Explorerís browser window displays a homepage, the page you see each time you start Internet Explorer. In most cases, the first time you use Internet Explorer, your home page has been chosen for you. One common home page is the home page ( However, you could change the default homepage to your own preferences. The default homepage for Sabah.Net user is In the following example, the default homepage has been set to To do so, please refer to Section 1.12,.Change Setting for Default Page




Figure 1.1


1.2 What is URL?

Like an address, URL (Uniform Resource Locator) tells Internet Explorer where to find the specific page (an address for W Internet). URL untuk laman Intranet Sabah.Net ialah, manakala laman Internet ialah

1.3 Connecting to other components through Internet Explorer

From the Internet Explorerís window, you can get connected directly to your mail client, this is including sending and receiving your email, or sending a Link (URL) and a Page that youíre currently viewed.


Step 1: Launch your Internet Explorer (IE).


Step 2: Click this mail button on your Internet Explorerís ĎStandard Buttonsí and you will be able to see a list of menu, as shown below:


Address Bar


Figure 1.2


Note: Before using any of the components for this Internet service, first you have to do a configurations for the Windows (please refer to section 1.4 for more information)





1.4 Creating Windows Configuration for Internet service

Step 1: On your Internet Explorer toolbars, click on Tools. Then choose Internet Options, and you will see the following window:

Figure 1.3

Step 2: Go to Programs, and from there you can specify which program Windows automatically uses for each Internet service.


1.5 Viewing other pages

To view other pages,

1.6 Favorites list

Like Netscape, Internet Explorer also allowed you to mark the page that you often visit or like (also called or known as Favorites in IE terms). Unlike the history list, which will gets discarded after a period of time, the Favorites list stay until you removed it. 

1.7 Creating a Favorites

Step 1: Go to the page that you want to keep in your Favorites list.

Step 2: Click Favorites button and choose Add to Favorites to display the favorites menu (as shown in Figure 1.4)

Figure 1.4

Step 3: Choose the folder that you want to use to save the page, then click OK

1.8 Returning to a page using Favorites.

From the Favorites list, choose the page that you want to visit.

1.9 Organizing your Favorite pages to folder

As your list of favorite pages grows, you can keep it organized by creating folders. You might want to organize your pages by topic. For example, you could create a folder named Art for storing information about art exhibits and reviews.

Step 1: On the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.

Step 2: Click Create Folder, type a name for the folder, and then press ENTER.

Step 3: Drag the shortcuts (or folders) in the list to the appropriate folders.

If the number of shortcuts or folders makes dragging impractical, you can use the Move to Folder button instead


1.10 Making Pages available Offline

When you make a Web page available offline, you can read its content when your computer is not connected to the Internet. For example, you can view Web pages on your laptop computer when you don't have a network or Internet connection

You can specify how much content you want available, such as just a page or a page and all its links, and choose how you want to update that content on your computer. If you just want to view a Web page offline, and you don't need to update the content, you can save the page on your computer. There are several ways you can save the Web page, from just saving the text to saving all of the images and text needed to display that page as it appears on the Web.

1.10.1 Making the current Web page available offline

Step 1: On the Favorites menu, click Add to Favorites.

Step 2: Select the Make available offline check box.

Note: To specify a schedule for updating that page, and how much content to download, click Customize and follow the instructions on your screen

1.10.2 Make an exsiting Favorite item available offline

Step 1: On the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.

Step 2: Klik Click the page you want to make available offline

Step 3: Select the Make available offline check box.

Step 4: To specify a schedule for updating that page, and how much content to download, click Properties.

Note: Before you go offline, make sure you have the latest version of your pages by clicking the Tools menu and then clicking Synchronize.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††
You can also make Web pages available offline without adding them to your Favorites list, by saving the pages on your computer (please refer to section 1.10.3 for details).

1.10.3 To save a Web page on your computer

Step 1: On the File menu, click Save As.

Step 2: Double-click the folder you want to save the page in.

Step 3: In the File name box, type a name for the page.

Step 4: In the Save as type box, select a file type.

Step 5: Do one of the following:


1.11 Changing the default setting

Whenever you start the Internet Explorer, a default page will be downloaded automatically by the browser. You can actually set your favorite web page as your default page.

Step 1: Go to the page that you want to set as your default home page. For Sabah.Net, it is recommended that you go to

Step 2: From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options.

Step 3: Please type your favorite URL in the Address box (see Figure 1.3).

Step 4: Then click the Use Default button.


1.12 Print a Web page

Step 1: Go to the web page that you want to print.

Step 2: From the File menu choose Print, or you can click the print button on your ĎStandard Buttonsí bar.

Step 3: In the Print windows, click the Print button.