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How do I check which version of my web browser I am using in Windows?

Firefox

Open Firefox.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Mozilla Firefox' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 1.

Fig 1'About Mozilla Firefox' window

Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome.

Click on the Spanner menu icon, as shown in Fig 2.

Alternatively, press Shift + Alt + T to access the toolbar, then use the left and right arrow keys to select the Spanner menu icon (the tool tip will say 'Customise and control Google Chrome'), and then press Enter.

Fig 2Detail from Google Chrome menu bar, showing drop-down menu

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Google Chrome' or press G to open the window shown in Fig 3.

Fig 3'About Google Chrome' window

Internet Explorer

Open Internet Explorer.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Internet Explorer' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 4.

Fig 4'About Internet Explorer' window

Opera

Open Opera.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Opera' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 5.

Fig 5'About Opera' window

Note: In Opera 10.5 and later, if the menu bar is not visible you will need to select the 'Help' menu by clicking on the Opera logo (the big red 'O' at the top-left of the browser) and choosing 'Help' from the drop-down menu that appears.

Safari

Open Safari.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Safari' or press B to open the window shown in Fig 6.

Fig 6'About Safari' window

How do I check which version of my web browser I am using in Mac OS X?

Firefox

Open Firefox.

Click on 'Firefox' in the menu bar, or press Ctrl + F2 to highlight the menu bar and then press the right arrow to open the 'Firefox' drop-down menu.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Mozilla Firefox', or press the down arrow to highlight 'About Mozilla Firefox' and then press Enter, to open the window shown in Fig 1.

Fig 1'About Firefox' window

Opera

Open Opera.

Click on 'Opera' in the menu bar, or press Ctrl + F2 to highlight the menu bar and then press the right arrow to open the 'Opera' drop-down menu.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Opera', or press the down arrow to highlight 'About Opera' and then press Enter, to open the window shown in Fig 2.

Fig 2'About Opera' window

Safari

Open Safari.

Click on 'Safari' in the menu bar, or press Ctrl + F2 to highlight the menu bar and then press the right arrow to open the 'Safari' drop-down menu.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Safari', or press the down arrow to highlight 'About Safari' and then press Enter, to open the window shown in Fig 3.

Fig 3'About Safari' window

How do I check which version of my web browser I am using in Linux?

Firefox

Open Firefox.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Mozilla Firefox' or press A to open the window shown in Fig 1.

Fig 1'About Mozilla Firefox' window

Konqueror

Open Konqueror.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Konqueror', or press the down arrow to highlight 'About Konqueror' and then press Enter, to open the window shown in Fig 2.

Fig 2'About Konqueror' window

Opera

Open Opera.

Click on 'Help' in the menu bar or press Alt + H.

In the drop-down menu, click on 'About Opera', or press the down arrow to highlight 'About Opera' and then press Enter.

Note: In Opera 10.5 and later, if the menu bar is not visible you will need to select the 'Help' menu by clicking on the Opera logo (the big red 'O' at the top-left of the browser) and choosing 'Help' from the drop-down menu that appears.

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