Using The Web Browser On The Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

Posted: Nov 23 2011, 3:20pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 23 2011, 4:08pm CST, in News | Android


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Use the Kindle Fire web browser like a pro with these steps

Yesterday I walked through the steps you need to take to add a new wireless network to the Kindle Fire tablet. The next step for those new to tablets like the Fire is actually using the web browser. If you are new to gadgets using the browser isn’t as hard as you might think.

Like most of the browsers on the market today the Kindle Fire is a tabbed browser and it will automatically rotate to the direction you are holding the tablet for easy use. When you launch the browser for the first time you will see a page under where it says your name, Shane's Kindle in my case, and you can either directly type in a web address or enter search terms right there. All you need to do is touch the address area in white and the keyboard will pop up and you can enter your information.

One you enter the search terms or web address hit go and your content will open easily and quickly. Once you venture to a new page you want to view it will get a tab in that start page and will show up under where you type in the address. If you touch the browser Window a tool bar will open at the bottom of the window and it shows the bookmark icon for placing pages in your bookmarks.

If you need to clear the pages you are viewing for some reason you can do that too. All you need to do for a browser clear is touch the screen and the tool bar on the bottom will pop up. Then touch the icon directly to the left of the bookmark that looks like half a rectangle with three lines in it. That icon will pop up a settings menu. In that menu you can book mark the page you are on, search for something on the page, and there is an icon for history. Touch that history icon and at the top of the page is a button that says Clear All. A press of that will delete your browsing history after you answer ok to the pop up warning that says your history will be cleared. There is no getting that history back, so be sure you want the webs sites gone.

On that same pop up bar on the bottom of the screen that you first see when touching the screen is also a back arrow for moving to the page you saw before and an arrow for moving ahead to the page you just left too. The house icon takes you back to the main page of the Kindle Fire. If you want to leave a page on the browser open and launch another page in a new browser all you need to do is touch the small "+" sign and you can open a new browser and lave the page you are on open. That's pretty much it, have fun surfing the web!

You can buy the Kindle Fire now on Amazon for $199.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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