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  Configuring Netscape 7.X's browser:

Links on this page:  Home page | History | Cookies | Enabling Java | Cache | Proxy |

Netscape Navigator 7.X's interface is similar to 6.X with a few differences.  One nice thing about Netscape 7.X is that it installs over Netscape 6.X so that you can keep your old e-mail, contacts & settings.

To configure Netscape 7.X, follow these steps:

On the Toolbar, click Edit and select Preferences from the menu.


The Preferences window opens.

Configuring the Home Page:

Double click Navigator to open its menu.

To the right, you'll see Home Page.  This is the page that will open up when you launch Netscape.

Location  =  enter the URL of the homepage you'd like to see when you launch Netscape.  In this example, I entered http://www.netfaqs.com.


Clearing the History and Location Bar:

Highlight History.

To the right, you'll see Browsing History. The history is a list of web pages you've visited.  You can delete the History by clicking Clear History.

The Location Bar History (commonly referred to as the Address Bar) contains a list of web addresses you've typed.  You can clear those here.


Deleting the Cookies:

Double click Privacy & Security to open its menu.

Highlight Cookies.

Enable cookies to suit your needs.  Please note that you will need cookies enabled to use our home page and web-mail features.  In fact, many sites require that you have cookies enabled (bank sites and credit unions, for example).  If cookies are disabled, you will not be able to access these sites.

Important:  you should clear the cookies periodically.  A full cookie folder can decrease browsing performance.

To delete the cookies, click the Manage Stored Cookies button.


The Cookie Manager window appears.

To delete the cookies, highlight a cookie and click Remove Cookie.  To remove them all at once, click Remove All Cookies.

Click OK when finished.


Enabling Java:

Double click Advanced category to expand its menu.

Java is an important part of the Internet.  Many pages utilize Java; therefore, to enjoy all the Internet has to offer, you should enable Java.  Without Java, many pages won't function properly.  You should also enable XSLT.


Clearing the Cache:

Highlight Cache.

All Internet sites you visit are stored on your computer for quicker access later or for viewing offline.  This includes images and text.  You clear them by clicking both Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache.

Note:  If you are having trouble surfing or can't surf at all, clearing the cache may solve this problem.


Setting The Proxy:

There are two common reasons to use Proxies:

Filtering:  Web sites are filtered to stop unwanted sites dealing with smut, violence, etc. from reaching your computer.  The proxy address is available from your ISP support center.  T If needed, you can get Proxy Watch or GlobalSafe from your ISP's help desk to lock down this proxy setting so that kids can't bypass it.

Web Acceleration - With BrowseBlast software installed, your Internet connection can be 2 to 5 times faster.  If you have purchased BrowseBlast from your ISP and installed it on your computer, the proxy settings should match those on the right.

IMPORTANT:  Filtering and Web Acceleration are not compatible at this time, since they use different addresses.  You should only purchase one of these services from your ISP.

To enable the proxy, follow these steps:

1. Highlight Proxies.

2. Mark the circle Manual proxy configuration.

3. The screen on the left shows settings for Filtering and the screen on the right is for BrowseBlast.  The proxy address is available from your ISP support center.

Click OK when finished.

Settings for Filtering

Settings for BrowseBlast


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