Sometimes it’s the basics that can throw us for a loop.

“What’s the procedure to opening a Windows 10, Microsoft Edge browser? My Norton security recently asked me to open my browser, and I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought if Online, the browser was open. Please advise. Thanks!”

First, let’s talk about when you’re using a browser. A browser is a program that allows you to navigate to websites and view their content. If you’re viewing a website, you’re using a browser. BUT, if by online you mean connected to the Internet, you aren’t necessarily using a browser. You can download updates, access email through an email client, or get alerts from Norton, all without having a browser open.

To open any browser, just double-click the icon for the program. Below, is what Edge looks like.

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And below are the icons for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The icons may be on your taskbar, desktop, or your start menu.

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Once open, Edge will look like this. You’ll have a browser window like this open. What you see in the browser will depend on which web page you’re visiting.

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But all browsers should show you the site you’re visiting at the top.

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And offer you menu options.

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I hope this helps clear things up.