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C

Command bar The toolbar located immediately above the right side of the browser window that can provide quick access to commands such as Home, Page, Safety, and Tools.

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D

Domain name The part of a text-based URL that identifies the company or organization that owns the Web site.

Downloading To request a copy of a file or program from a remote server, such as a Web server, and then to save it on your local system or storage device.

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F

Favorites bar The toolbar located immediately above the left side of the browser window that provides quick access to favorite Web sites.

Favorites Center An Internet Explorer feature that enables you to view the Favorites, Feeds, and History lists.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) A protocol that enables individuals to copy files from one computer to another on a network.

Frames The method used to divide a Web page into separate panes that appear to be one complete Web page. Navigation is controlled by one of the panes while viewing several different pages of content displayed within a single browser window.

FTP See File Transfer Protocol.

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H

History An Internet Explorer feature that tracks recently visited Web pages and sites.

Home page The Web page that displays every time you start Internet Explorer—it can be any Web page.

Hyperlinks Text, buttons, pictures, or other objects displayed on Web pages that, when clicked, access other Web pages or display other sections of the active page.

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I

Internet Explorer 8 A Microsoft software program that enables you to view the contents of the World Wide Web.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) A company that provides an Internet connection through a regular telephone line, a special high-speed telephone line, or a cable.

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L

Link Select pointer The mouse pointer view that displays as a pointing hand when you point to an item that links to another Web page.

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M

MHTML A format used to save Web pages into a single archive, including all the page elements such as text and graphics.

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P

Path The sequential description of the storage location of the HTML documents and files making up the Web page and stored in the hierarchy of directories and folders on the Web server.

Portal Home pages that contain links to frequently visited sites, up-to-the-minute news, weather reports, maps, and directories.

Protocol A set of rules for transferring data over the Internet.

Public domain Works that are created with the intention of letting anyone use them for any reason; also a work becomes public domain when the copyright has expired.

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S

ScreenTip A small note that displays information about a screen element and is activated by pointing to a button or other screen object.

Search engine A program that searches for keywords in files and documents or other Web sites found on the Internet.

Sponsored link A site that pays to be displayed with results at a search engine site.

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T

Tabs A browser feature that enables you to have multiple Web pages open at the same time without having to open multiple browsers.

Top-level domain (TLD) The highest level of the Domain Name System expressed as the last part of the domain name and represented by a period followed by three or four letters.

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U

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) The unique address used to locate a Web page or Web site.

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W

Web browser Software that enables you to use the World Wide Web and navigate from page to page and site to site.

Web page A document on the World Wide Web that displays as a screen with associated links, frames, pictures, and other features of interest.

Web site A group of related Web pages published to a specific location on the World Wide Web.

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