Dear Computer Lady,
I’m using internet explorer, bing search engine usually. I cannot figure out how to forward a site that I’m on. Please help.
Thank you for all you’ve taught me. I’m a senior citizen and without your help, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy all that i do.
God bless you, Naomi
Sending a web page to someone else by email is possible, but as web pages become more and more complex, and people use many different kinds of email programs, it doesn’t always work the way we want it to. As you have probably noticed in my articles, when I want to share a web page with you, I include the URL of the page in my email and you can click on it and go view the page yourself.
I prefer this method of forwarding a site because it keeps my email size small (some web pages contain a lot of pictures, or even sound and movie files which make them huge) and it works every time no matter what email program I am using.
Here is what I do:
When I am on a web site that I want to share with my friend, I click once in the address bar at the top (the address usually starts with http://) of my browser.
Clicking once on the address, or URL highlights it and turns it blue.
Once the URL is highlighted, I can copy it by simply holding down the Ctrl key on my keyboard and tapping the letter C.
Now, I can start an email message to my friend and when I get to the body of the message, I can paste the URL into the message by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the letter V.
If other readers have a favorite way to forward web pages, please leave the details in the comments section at the end of this article.
when I want to send a webpage or site, I use the drop down list under “page” in the upper right hand corner of the screen, then I select “send page by email”. I find this faster than all the highlighting.
I have found the easiest and most accurate way to forward a website is to click on File (upper left corner of your browser) then from the list click on “send” that will give you three choices. 1. Page by e-mail 2. Link by e-mail and 3. Shortcut to desktop. I usually choose #2 the recipent can then just click on the link and it will take them right there. There is less chance for error than typing in the website.
In Internet Explorer, click on File, then on Send and then on URL and you’ve sent it.