Using Two Browser Windows

Using these tutorials and viewing other web pages at the same time can be a breeze if you use two browser windows at the same time. It is like having two books open on your desk so that you can refer to either one. Follow the directions below:

  1. Opening a New Browser Window

    • Technique 1

      From the "File" menu of your browser, select:

      Netscape 3.X "New Web Browser"
      Netscape 4.X "New", "Navigator Window"
      Internet Explorer "File", "New Window"

    • Technique 2

      Right click on a hypertext link for PC's (hold down on the mouse button for Macs) and you'll get a pop-up menu that will allow you to open this link in a New Window! (Internet Explorer has the same feature with slightly different wording).

      At this point, you will have two active browser windows, one for the tutorial and one for browsing elsewhere on the web.

  2. Now that you have two windows open, cascade the two browser windows so that you can see them both at the same time (this is more for you to visualize what is happening; you can maximize the screens once you understand the concept:

    Windows Click on the resizing button in upper right hand corner of each browser window (the resizing button is the one that looks like two squares stacked on one another). This will allow you to see both windows. You can align them however you want by clicking and dragging the title bar. You can go back and forth between the two windows by using any of the following techniques:
    • use the Alt-Tab function
    • while the windows are cascaded, click on the one you want to make active (bring to the front)
    • click on the program button in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen to make a window active (Windows 95)
    Mac Resize the windows using the resizing function in the lower right hand corner. When you put your cursor on the lower right hand corner, it will turn to a double-sided arrow. Move this diagonally until you can see both windows. You can align the windows however you want by clicking and dragging the title bar. Then you can click on whichever window you want to make active (bring to the front).

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