You know there's a certain bookmark in your
Bookmarks file, but you can't figure out which one it is by the cryptic
names? Select Bookmarks, Edit Bookmarks, press Ctrl+F (for Find), type what
you're looking for and press Enter. The pointer will jump to the first
bookmark that contains that text.
To view a history of the sites you've
visited, type: About:Global in
Netscape's Location field (the same place you type in a URL to visit a Web
you're in a page divided into frames, it's hard to tell the URL of the
active frame. What normally shows is the Location field is the address of
the "menu" pane. To find out where you've ended up in your travels
through frames, right-click the frame you're curious about and select Frame
Info. There you'll see the URL. If you copy it and paste it back into the
Location field, the same site will appear without frames.
the Navigator by entering them in the Location field. Want to do some quick
math for example, but don't want to break out the calculator? Enter
are seeing the error message "404 Not Found" often. This usually
indicates that a URL does not exist--meaning that either it really doesn't
exist or you typed it wrong in the location box. Another explanation,
however, is that you may have your memory and disk caches set too low. To
raise the disk cache limit, select Options> Preferences, then click the
Cache tab. Raise the cache gradually in increments of 1000 to find out which
setting works best.
you're at a Web site and see the error message "Connection reset by
peer," chances are that the remote host has reset your connection. You
can usually click Reload to get back on track and bring up the URL normally.
pressing the Reload button, this will refresh the current page viewed making
available that Web Sites latest data. But sometimes, you don't get a very
quick response. If this is the case, speed up your reload by holding down
the Shift key as you click Reload. This should accelerate things.
want to quickly access your bookmarks for editing, simply press CTRL-B from
anywhere in Netscape Navigator. The Bookmarks window opens right up.
Navigator has tons of hidden tricks and some pretty useful information when
using the "About:" command. An example of useful information is
the about:cache command letting you see the inside scoop on your disk cache.
|To speed the
downloading of Web pages, your browser stores copies of recently accessed
pages in the cache.
When you click on the 'Back' or 'Forward' buttons in Communicator, pages are retrieved from your machine's cache. This means your computer doesn't have to retrieve the page from the Internet each time you view it.
To ensure your computer runs smoothly, you will need to clear these pages from the cache regularly.
1. From the Edit menu, click on Preferences.
2. Open the Advanced category and select Cache.
3. Click on the Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache buttons and press OK.[Top]
maintains a History list to keep track of all the Web pages you have visited
1. Open the Edit menu and click on Preferences
2. Highlight Navigator in the list of categories on the left
3. In the 'History' panel on the right, click on the Clear History button
Alternatively, to set a limit for the number of days that pages are saved in your History, enter a figure in 'Pages in history expire after ___ days'.
Note: Clearing the history does not clear the Location Bar in Netscape Communicator. Click on the Clear Location Bar button to do this.[Top]
|To change the
default Web page where Netscape opens to:
1. Open the Edit menu and click on Preferences
2. Highlight Navigator in the 'Categories' panel on the left
3. Select Home page radio button under the Navigator starts with [Netscape 4] or When Navigators starts up, Display [Netscape 6] menu.
4. Type the URL of the page you wish to start with in the Location field (don't forget the http://)
If you want to transfer your bookmarks from one computer to another, Here's
how: You will find your Bookmarks stored in a file called bookmark.htm
in your user folder on the hard drive. The default path is c:\program files\netscape\users\your
name (insert your own name for the last component). Copy this file to a
floppy disk and transfer it to your other computer, making sure to place it
in the proper folder there.
[Address Book] You will find your address book file, usually called pab.na2 (pab stands for Personal Address Book), located in the same folder as your Bookmarks. Remember that the address book might be too large to fit on a standard floppy. If this is the case, you can e-mail it to yourself as an attachment and download it onto your second computer, or copy it to some other, large-capacity removable media you have on your system, such as a CD-RW or Zip drive.[Top]
|You can quickly find out what's going on in your town by typing the word 'zip' followed by your zip code in the URL location bar. However, this does not work for all zip codes and will sometimes route to the largest neighboring city.[Top]|
web page text you are viewing is to small you can adjust the font by pressing
Command-Shift-]. Command-Shift-[ makes it smaller again. You can do this
repeatedly, going up one size increment each time. The increments are small,
so you may need to perform the keystrokes several times before you notice a
|If you are
list of errors encountered and the line number of the error(s). If you open your HTML file and count the lines of
text from the top, you'll locate the probable cause of the error. Of course, the reported line may not be the cause of
your problem, but it should lead you to it.
shortcuts for mouse actions and menu items. These may differ a bit depending
on platform and version. Keep in mind that Netscape browsers change fast
through the development lifecycle, so this information may well be out of
Basic Short Cut Keys
Alt (and a couple of other) Short Cut Keys
These hot keys are a combination of holding down the Alt (or Shift or Control if required) key plus another key or mouse button. On some computers (most notably some Sparcs) use the Meta key instead of the Alt key.
|If you would like to access the Address Book without
opening your browser first, create a command line switch.
Note: Make certain you include the dash (hyphen),
|When you share a computer with others, you'll probably want to make sure that the other users can't access the passwords that you've used in Netscape 6. To eliminate this possible security problem, run Netscape and choose Edit|Preferences. When the Preference dialog box opens, click Privacy & Security in the "Category" list. In the right pane of the dialog box, deselect the check box
labeled "Remember passwords for sites that require me to log in."
You should now set up a master password if you haven't already. To do this, click "Master Passwords" under "Category" and click Change Password. When you finish, click OK to close the dialog box and save your settings.