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What is a BROWSER?

Jason Morrell

by Jason Morrell 
October 22, 2020

What is a browser?

A browser is your gateway to the internet.

80% of the world now has access to the internet. It has become an integral part of our lives.

When you first buy a new PC, your default browser is Microsoft Edge.

Other popular browsers are Google Chrome, Safari (on Mac), Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

But they all do the same job.

Type in a web address in the address bar at the top of the page to go straight to a webpage.

Or go to (or,, etc. if you are in countries outside the USA)

… then use the search box to type what you are looking for, e.g. “new red sports car” or “latest taylor swift album”.

Your search words are not case-sensitive - you can type in lowercase, uppercase or a mixture of the two.

When you press ENTER, you will see a big list of results matching your search. Click away and have fun!

Here is a short list of popular websites to get you started:

  • Directions -
  • Email - |
  • Shopping -,
  • Books,,,
  • Online Banking - check with your bank
  • News - | |
  • Music - |
  • Films and TV - | |

I hope you found plenty of value in this post. I'd love to hear your biggest takeaway in the comments below together with any questions you may have.

Have a fantastic day.

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About Jason Morrell

About the author

Jason Morrell

Jason Morrell is a professional trainer, consultant and course creator who lives on the glorious Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

He helps people of all levels unleash and leverage the power contained within Microsoft Office by delivering training, troubleshooting services and taking on client projects. He loves to simplify tricky concepts and provide helpful, proven, actionable advice that can be implemented for quick results.

Purely for amusement he sometimes talks about himself in the third person.


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