Getting Started With the Verizon Yahoo! Browser

Launching the Verizon Yahoo! Browser Customizing the Toolbar Closing the Verizon Yahoo! Browser Signing Out

Launching the Verizon Yahoo! Browser

To use the Browser, launch it using your desktop icon or the Quick Launch toolbar.

Verizon Yahoo! BrowserZoom image icon

The Browser window is divided into three areas:

  • The main controls at the top and bottom of the window, including:
    • Title bar – shows the name of the Browser and the name of the current web page.
    • Menu bar – menus of commands and options to take actions in the Browser.
    • Toolbar – a customizable row of buttons you can click to go to your favorite Internet sites and services.
    • Address field – displays the URL of the current web page. You can enter another URL to display a different page.
    • Search field – allows you to search the Internet easily without having to go to a search engine page.
    • Tab bar – a row of one or more browser tabs, each of which displays a web page.
    • Status bar – appears at the bottom of the Browser window, displaying messages and information about the current web page. The Status bar is usually blank.
  • The Sidebar – gives you access to Verizon Yahoo! services while you are browsing the Internet and appears on the left or right side of the window.
  • The web page content area – displays the contents of the current web page.


Here's How

  1. To launch the Browser, take one of the following actions:

    • Double-click your desktop icon, if you have one.

      Double-click the desktop icon

    • Click the Browser icon on your Quick Launch toolbar.

      Click the browser icon in the Quick Launch toolbar.

    • On your Windows Start menu, select Verizon Yahoo!.


What's Next

You can customize the Browser's toolbar to suit your preferences.


Words to Know

  • Address field: displays the web address of the displayed page.
  • Quick Launch Toolbar: a row of icons at the bottom left of your computer screen that represent programs or applications.
  • Sidebar: a customizable area in the Verizon Yahoo! Browser or Internet Explorer where you can display information or applications that you use often, such as Verizon Yahoo! Mail, and Verizon Yahoo! Messenger.
  • Tab bar: a row of one or more tabs across the top of the browser window, each of which can display a different web page.
  • Toolbar: a row of buttons across the top of the browser window that you can click to perform various tasks.
  • URL: Universal Resource Locator – specifies the location of a file or web page, such as