Surfing The Internet With Windows 8
Most individuals use their computers to surf the internet, so it’s vital to know what to do when setting up the internet on your new Windows 8 computer. By default, Internet Explorer 10 is pre-installed but some manufacturers have also pre-loaded Google Chrome Touch.
Read our Techwiseuk guide and find out how to connect your PC to the World Wide Web and how to use the new style internet browsers.
To Connect To A Network:
- Open the Charm Bar and tap Settings then select Network
- In the next selection box, choose which network you want to use
- If you want it to always connect to a certain network connection, hold your finger on the name of the connection and let go after a few seconds. Place a tick in the Connect automatically box.
Alternatively, if you need to create a new network:
- Open the Charm Bar, select Search and type network into the text box
- Tap on Settings and select Set up a connection or network
- A windows screen will open in the Desktop app; follow the on-screen instructions to connect to the internet
Internet Explorer 10
When using Internet Explorer from the Start Screen your browser will be in full screen mode. This means there are no options or address bars on the screen at all. The screen below represents what happens when right-click is pressed on the mouse or if the App bar is pulled from the bottom of the screen via touch:
Google Chrome Touch For Windows 8
Google Chrome looks much the same as previous versions; however the interface is now fully touch enabled. Also, the application works in the same way as Internet Explorer 10; enabling you to open the browser within the Start Screen.