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Getting around the web

Browsers help you find your way around the web - they are the windows from which you view the online world. Whether you’re listening to music, shopping or reading a book, you will probably do it through a browser.

There are lots of different browsers but they all have things in common. Once you can use one you will quickly be able to get the hang of the others. You will soon have the confidence to get to know your own browser.

Using a browser
Setting up your browser
Practice