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Chapter 18. It's a Small Web After All: ... > Web Page Navigation Basics - Pg. 212

It's a Small Web After All: Using Internet Explorer 212 That, unfortunately, is not as easy as it used to be. Originally, link text appeared underlined and in a different color. That's still the usual case for a link these days, but you can also get nonunderlined links, as well as images that are links. The only real way to be sure is to park your mouse pointer over some likely looking text or an image, and then watch what happens to the pointer. If it changes into the hand with a pointing finger, then you know for sure that you've got a link on your hands. Windows Wisdom Internet Explorer also assumes that most Web addresses are of the form Therefore, if you simply type the "whatever" part and press Ctrl+Enter, Internet Explorer automatically adds the http:// www.prefix and suffix. For example, you can get to my home page ( by typing mcfedries and pressing Ctrl+Enter. What if I know the address of the page I want to peruse? Easy money. Here's what you do: