Taskbar & Start Menu Tips

Using The URL Address Bar

First things first, you may not have the address bar on your taskbar when you first install Windows 98. To make sure it is set-up Right click on your taskbar and then move to Toolbars and then check Address.

The Address toolbar is a text box that works like the URL address box in a Web browser like Internet Explorer. When you enter a URL (or an HTML filename with drive and path), Windows passes the information to your default browser, which connects to the Internet, if necessary, and goes to the appropriate address or file. You can also click the arrow to the right of the text box for a drop-down list of recently used addresses.

The Address Bar

You can't drag filenames or Shortcuts to the Address toolbar to create new Shortcuts, but you can quickly open a Web page by choosing Start|Run, then typing a URL or HTML filename in the Open text box, which includes a drop-down list of most recently used entries. If you prefer the keyboard to the mouse, you'll probably prefer the Start|Run command, because you won't have to take your hands off the keyboard.

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