Browsers are the gateway to World Wide Web (WWW). Following are the explanation-in-detail of the most popular features, which most of the Browsers in the current market are providing.

a) Search Button or Field: Most of the browsers are now equipped with a search field using which you can perform internet searches; you can also a select search engine out of the given few options provided to equip your search field.

b) Security Indicators: As secure connection is indicated by a browser by showing a padlock in the lower part of the window. A padlock in a locked position in a browser window indicates that the data sent or received from the server is encrypted and is difficult for any third-party to access.

If the padlock is unlocked, then your connection is not secure.

c) https://: You can also tell that a connection is secure or not by seeing the URL; if the URL begins with https:// then the server connection is secure otherwise not.

d) Status Bar: Displays how much a file has already been loaded; positioned at the bottom of the browser window.

e) Stop Button: Allow you to stop loading the contents of a page.

f) Window Title: Positioned on the upper part of the browser, the webpage title is the prominent feature. This feature is optional. Usually, if you try to bookmark a page then the Window title is used to identify the bookmark.

g) Pop-up Blocker: Blocks the pop-up windows based on intelligent identification; making internet browsing more enjoyable by enabling you to reduce unwanted content and ads.

h) RSS News Rendering Engine: Allows you to read RSS news directly from inside your browser; nowadays most of the browsers are built-up with this kind of option.

i) Safe Recovery: If your browser is closed improperly, this feature enables your browser to save all web pages and will be automatically reopened at next startup.

j) Zoom Option: Using this option you can zoom in /zoom out any Web page for better readability.

k) Records Cleaner: Almost all the browsers allow you to keep your privacy by clearing the cache or deleting Cookies, Typed Addresses, Visited Websites History, Search Keywords, and Temp files.

l) Skins: Customize your browser looks by selecting different variety skins; choose the look you want. Most of the browsers support this type of customization.

m) Group: A few tabbed browsers allow you to save and open a collection of sites as a group.

n) Drag & Drop: A few sophisticated browsers allow you to open new hyperlinks by using your mouse; just drag and drop the link into a new page, the site opens.

o) HTML Source Viewer: You can view the HTML syntax of a web page by selecting the View Source options; almost all the browsers provide this option.

Summary of How a Browser Works: A web browser uses a protocol called HTTP; this protocol is used to request a text document from a web server. This text document contains HTML instructions, which tell the browser how to display the document on the user’s screen. These instructions may include hyperlinks to other web pages, information about color, text formatting, and images position information contained in the document.


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