Frequently Asked Questions about Web Browsers
Browsers - Netscape Navigator 4.x

I can get ComCAT's homepage fine, but I can't get any other web sites?

Check that the address of the site you are trying is correct.  If the web site you are trying is a very popular one, try another web site (very popular web sites could be experiencing heavy traffic). 

Try disconnecting and rebooting your computer, then reconnecting.  If this still doesn't help, click here to double check your DNS settings in your Dial-Up Networking connection.

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My Netscape will not dial when I load it?

Click on the Start button, then go to Settings, then to Control Panel.  Double-click on the Internet icon (an Earth with a magnifying glass over it). 

Click on the Connection tab at the top of this window.   Make sure that the box right before "Connect to the Internet as Needed" has a check in it. 

Use the following Dial-Up Networking Connection should have ComCat listed below it.  If ComCat is not in there, click the little down arrow and choose ComCat.

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How do I empty out all of my previously viewed web page images, etc. (cache)?

Click on Edit / Preferences... in your toolbar at the top of your browser window.  On the left side; if the symbol next to Advanced is a (+), click on the symbol to expand the directory tree.   Click Cashe under Advanced.   The Clear Disk Cache will empty all cache stored on your hard drive.   If you click the Clear Memory Cache button, any cache since Netscape has been opened will be cleared.

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I dont have any icons at the top of my browser.  How do I put them there? 

Click on View / Show Navigation Toolbar.

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How do I change the default homepage that appears when I start Netscape?

Click on Edit / Preferences... in your toolbar at the top of your browser window.  On the left side;  click Navigator.  On the left side, labeled Navigator starts with, contains the line Browser starts with Blank page, Home Page and Last page visited.  You want to have Home Page selected and in the section Home Page, type the new address of the web site that you want to be your new home page.

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How do I remove Web Sites that are in my Bookmarks that I no longer want?

Click on Window / Bookmarks in your toolbar at the top of your browser window.  Click Edit Bookmarks...

A new window will open displaying a list of all of your web sites that are bookmarked.  Selecting any of them by clicking on it once will highlight it.   Simply hit the Delete key on your keyboard to remove this web site from your list of Bookmarks.

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I don't have a Location Toolbar at the top of my browser.  How do I put it there?

Click on View / Show Location Toolbar.

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I don't have a Personal Toolbar at the top of my browser.  How do I put it there?

Click on View / Show Personal Toolbar.

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