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Q: getting back to search engine ( Answered,   4 Comments )
Subject: getting back to search engine
Category: Computers
Asked by: tatanesia-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 26 Oct 2002 10:59 PDT
Expires: 25 Nov 2002 09:59 PST
Question ID: 90208
How do I get back to the Search Engine page after I have gone numerous
pages into a specific web site?  Hitting the Back button continually
seems inefficient.
Subject: Re: getting back to search engine
Answered By: emjay-ga on 26 Oct 2002 11:32 PDT
Hi tatanesia,

It took me a while to discover this little utility, but it sure makes
life a lot easier. If you want to return to a page you've recently
viewed, and you're using Internet Explorer, click the down arrow to
the right of the back button; with Netscape, select the 'Go' tab on
the toolbar. You'll see the webpage trail you left behind you -- that
is, a list of the last nine pages you've clicked through. Simply
scroll down and select the one you wish to return to. Keep in mind
that if you've visited more than nine pages, you'll only see the nine
most recent.

I consulted a techie friend who clued me into an even BETTER option -
simply hit Ctrl+H to see a history of all the pages you've viewed
since last clearing your cache, and select the one you need. Who'd a
thunk it!

For more details on history preferences and other features, select
your browser's help index and refer to "viewing web pages" in Netscape
or "revisiting web pages" in Internet Explorer.

Happy surfing!

Subject: Re: getting back to search engine
From: respree-ga on 26 Oct 2002 11:40 PDT
Rather than scrolling through history, most people find themselves
using the same search engine over and over again.  Why don't you set
it up as bookmark (CTRL-D).  That way, you'll always be 1 click away.
Subject: Re: getting back to search engine
From: xemion-ga on 26 Oct 2002 13:54 PDT
Get the Google Toolbar and simply press "Search Web" again after
searching from the toolbar.  It's the handiest little thing on the

Subject: Re: getting back to search engine
From: lcsonka39-ga on 30 Oct 2002 06:15 PST
1. you could set google as your home page and then click home
everytime you want to search.  (using history is kinda painstaking
2. use the google toolbar.
3. create a personal web portal with all the links you go to, (ie.
news sites, sports, etc, and have a google search placed on the site)
Subject: Re: getting back to search engine
From: digitalborn-ga on 01 Nov 2002 17:02 PST
Or you could hold down shift while clicking a link (right clicking and
chosing "open in new window" also works). This will open the current
link in a new, sepperate window. After you are done viewing this page,
simply close it and you are back at your starting page (google).

Holding Alt and pressing F4 will close the active window/program.

Hope this helps.

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