Category: web browsers

Web browsers: IE and Edge

Self-tutoring about web browsers: the tutor mentions a fact about ie and edge. My morning reading tells me Edge requires Windows 10. Next I checked our Windows 7 computer, to find its Microsoft browser is ie 11. On the Windows 7

What is default text (font) size on Chrome?

Self-tutoring about the Chrome browser: the tutor measures its default font size in pixels. I opened the Chrome settings and found its font set to “medium”. I then made a quick page with two divs: one set at 20em, then

Web browsers: Chrome: the “reopen tab” key combination

Self-tutoring: I often close tabs by mistake. The tutor mentions a solution when it happens. On Chrome, in Windows, it’s my experience that Ctrl+Shift+t will reopen the last tab you closed, and that it will reopen where it last was.

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Microsoft web browser: how to tell which you’re using

Computer self-tutoring: the tutor mentions how to check which Microsoft browser you’re using. In my experience, here is how to reveal the About info: The three dots at top right, just under the x, hold a menu, under which, at

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Home computer use: shortcut key combinations: refreshing the page in the browser, Windows

More self-tutoring: the tutor mentions a shortcut to refresh the page in a browser. Ctrl+F5 is meant to refresh the page in the browser. As I understand, the reload is from the server rather than from the cache. Source:

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Web browsers, home computer use: setting the cursor in the search bar w/o using the mouse

Self-tutoring about home computer use: the tutor shares a keyboard shortcut to the search bar. Ctrl+L is meant to return the cursor to the search bar. Source: Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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Home computer use: security: Bitdefender Safepay

Using a PC can involve constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares his discovery of Bitdefender Safepay. As I’ve come to understand, Bitdefender Safepay is a secure browser that can be invoked from the Bitdefender suite (I have, I believe, Bitdefender Total

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Chrome: Developer tools (view page source): ==$0

The tutor talks about ==$zer0 in Chrome’s Developer tools. Looking at a page source in Google Chrome, I saw the entry ==$0. It wasn’t manifesting on the page itself; I wondered if it was a type of HTML comment. Apparently,

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Web design: jQuery css() and JavaScript style: boundary testing

The tutor discusses what he noticed while experimenting with jQuery css() and JavaScript style. JavaScript has a style function that allows you to access style attributes of an element. For example, to get an element’s color: var e1_color=document.getElementById(“e1”).style.color; However, as

JavaScript: output to the console

The tutor tests JavaScript code using the console. I’ve long known about the JavaScript console, and use it sometimes for debugging. However, I didn’t know to use if for testing – until now. In the past, I’d build a rudimentary

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