Frequently Asked Questions about Web Browsers
Browsers - Internet Explorer for Windows 3.1

How do I change the access number to connect to Comcation?

Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the properties button and click the General tab.  Enter the Comcation access number you wish to dial to connect.  Click OK.

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How do I make Internet Explorer open automatically after I connect?

Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the properties button and click the General tab.  Click the box "Start Internet Explorer when connected".  Click OK.

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How do I make the connection window automatically minimize?

Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the properties button and click the General tab.  Click the box "Minimize connection status window".  Click OK.

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How do I disable call waiting?

Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the Dial Settings button.  Click the box "This location has call waiting.  To disable it, dial:" and enter the number to disable call waiting.  (usually *70 for tone and 1170 for pulse).

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Can I make it dial a number to get an outside line?

Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the Dial Settings button.  Enter the number to get an outside line in the box "To access an outside line, first dial:"

How do I save my password in Internet Mail?

Open Internet Mail.  Click mail and select "Skip Logon".

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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 doesnt help, Double-click the Comcation dialer icon, click the TCP/IP Settings tab, make sure the black dot is next to "Server assigned IP address".  Verify the Primary and Secondary
DNS and Domain Name is correct.  Make changes as needed.  Click OK.

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How do I empty out my cache?

Click on View / Options in your toolbar at the top of your browser
window. Click on the Advanced tab at the top of this window. Click
on the Settings button, then click on the Empty Folder button. You
will be prompted "Delete all files in the Temporary Internet Files
Folder", at this point clicking yes will empty your cache. After you
click yes you can click on the two OK buttons.

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I don't have any icons at the top of my browser. How do I put them there?

Click on View in your toolbar at the top of your browser window.
Make sure that the first option listed: Toolbar; has a check mark in
front of it.

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Is there a way to make the buttons on the toolbar any smaller / bigger?

Click on View / Options in your toolbar at the top of your browser
window. Under the General tab, the bottom contains check boxes
related to your toolbar. You want to make sure that Standard Buttons
and Address Bar are both checked. A check in front of Text Labels
will make the buttons larger. Unchecking that box will make the
buttons on the toolbar smaller.

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I don't like the homepage that is set on my browser. Can I change it?

Yes. Click on View / Options in your toolbar at the top of your
browser window. Click on the Navigation tab at the top of this
window. You should have Page : Start page and two lines below
Address : http://www.something.com Click in the Address part and
replace it with what you want your new homepage to be. After
restarting Internet Explorer, the new address that you typed should
now appear first. Clicking on the Home icon in your toolbar will also
take you back to the new address that you set in the Options.

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How do I clear the history of previously visited web addresses?

Click on View / Options in your toolbar at the top of your browser
window. Click on the Navigation tab at the top of this window. At the
bottom are View History and Clear History buttons. Clicking on the
View History button will open a new window with a list of the last web
sites that you have visited. You can delete any one of these
individually by highlighting one and hitting the Delete key on your
keyboard.

If you click on the Clear History button, it will completely delete all
recently viewed web addresses from your history folder.

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

Click on Favorites in your toolbar at the top of your browser window.
Then click on Organize Favorites. A new window will open with a list
of all of the sites that are in your Favorites Menu. Select the site that
you no longer want, and click the Delete button.

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