PC Basics Guide
Searching the Internet
Most browser programs include a search feature. You may need to click a button
or select from a menu to display the search feature, depending on the type of
browser program. Type a question or a word that describes the information you
want to find into the Search box, and then press Enter.
The Windows search feature includes direct use of the Internet Explorer Search. (If
your ISP provides the browser, you may not be able to use Internet Explorer to
search the Internet.)
To begin a search:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Search.
3 Click Search the Internet. (You may have to scroll down in the list to see
4 Type a word or question into the Search box.
5 Click Search.
The PC connects to the Internet (if needed), performs the search and displays the
results. Click a link in the results list to display the Web page.
There are also Web sites specifically created for searching the Internet. These are
called search engines.
Restricting Internet Content
The Internet provides you with a wide variety of information, but some information
may not be suitable for every viewer. With Content Advisor (a feature of
Windows XP), you can:
Control Internet access.
Set up a password.
Set up a list of Web sites that people who use your PC cannot view.
Adjust the type of content people can view with or without your permission.
Once you set up restricted rating levels in Content Advisor, users can view Web
sites and other pages that you have specified under the rating setup. However, to
view unrated Web sites or pages, they must enter the Content Advisor password
that you have set. This means that any unrated page, even Help and Support or
Internet Explorer, is not viewable if the user doesn't know the password. To allow
access to an unrated site or page you approve of, open it and, when the
password window appears, select the option always allow viewing or allow
viewing only this time.