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Chapter 18. It's a Small Web After All: ... > Techniques for Efficient Web Galliva... - Pg. 213

It's a Small Web After All: Using Internet Explorer 213 That's a pretty common scenario. In fact, you'll often find that you need to leap back several pages, and then leap forward again. Fortunately, Internet Explorer makes this easy thanks to its Back and Forward toolbar buttons. Here's what you can do with them: · · · · · Click Back to return to the previous page. Click Forward to move ahead to the next page. To go back several pages at once, drop down the Back button's list and click the page you want. To go forward several pages, drop down the Forward button's list and click the page you want. What if you want to go forward or back to a page but you also want to keep the current page in view? Easy money: Select File, New, Window (or press Ctrl+N) to open up a copy of the Internet Explorer window. You can then use that copy to leap to whatever page you want. Techniques for Efficient Web Gallivanting The paradox of the Web is that even though it doesn't really exist anywhere (after all, where is the amorphous never-never land of cyberspace?), it's still one of the biggest earthly things you can imagine. There aren't hundreds of thousands of pages, or even millions of them for that matter. No, there are billions of Web pages. (Of course, if you ignore all the pages that are devoted to Pamela Anderson Lee, then, yes, there are only a few hundred thousand pages.) To have even a faint hope of managing just a tiny fraction of such an inconceivably vast array of data and bad MIDI music, you need to hone your Web browsing skills with a few useful techniques. Fortunately, as you'll see in the next few sections, Internet Explorer has all kinds of features that can help.