Avant 8.02 Web Browser Tutorial

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Avant 8.02 Web Browser Tutorial:

Clearing Cache / History / Auto Complete Passwords
Changing what the browser is allowed to run/display (images, flash, pop-ups)
Browser Security
Changing the home page
Viewing the Source Code of a file
Changing the refresh rate
Favorite pages/ Bookmarks
A select few other options/features


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     Avant is based on the Internet Explorer Browser.

Clearing Cache / History / Auto Complete Passwords

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     From the Tools menu, Choose Clear records.
You can clear several different records, most importantly Cookies, History, Temporary Internet Files, and Auto Complete Passwords
To clear the selected item, just click on it.

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     To set the system to auto clear eveything when you close the browser, From the Tools menu, choose Avant Browser Options

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     Choose Clear records.
At the bottom is a box to mark Automatically clear checked items when exiting the browser
Choose what you want to clear and click Apply

Changing what the browser is allowed to run/display (images, flash, pop-ups)

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     From the Tools menu,
You can choose to allow or disallow ceratin items to be displayed by the browser
To toggle the item on or off, simply click on it
Be advised that if you turn one of these features off, there may be some websites that you are unable to view properly


Browser Security

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     From the Tools menu,
Choose Internet Options

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     Choose the tab marked Security
Here you can restrict sites or add sites that you trust
If you click Custom Level, you'll get:

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     Here you can enable / disable / or set a prompt to allow for certain scripts on websites to run
Disabling scripts helps protect your computer from possible viruses, but may prevent you from view websites that do run the scripts as part of the page

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     Choose the tab marked Privacy
This allows you to choose what level of cookies you want to accept
You can also affect your Pop-up blocker here.

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     Choose the tab marked Content
This allows you to choose what website can be surfed to
You can also affect your Auto-Complete forms and passwords here. Click Settings in the Auto complete section

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     If you share your computer with someone else/ use a public computer, you may not want your personal information and passwords stored

Changing the home page

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     To set the home page
From the Tools menu, choose Avant Browser Options

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     Choose Home Page
You can type in the exact URL you want for your home page in the top area
You can choose to use either the current page in your active browsing window or a blank page
Since Avant is a tabbed browsing system, you can create a list of pages to be opened when the browser is opened.

Viewing the Source Code of a file

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     From the View menu,
Choose Source
The system will autolaunch your default text viewing program with the source code for the website

Changing the refresh rate

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     Refresh is how often your web page updates from the server rather than stored page in your cache
From the Navigation menu,
Choose either Current or All Windows
The system provides several time frames to choose from

Favorite pages/ Bookmarks

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     From the Favorites menu, you can view all of your favorites
Add to your favorites
Or organize your favorites

In the organization area, you can rename things
Move them into folders
Create new folders
And delete old bookmarks that you no longer need

A few options and Features

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     You can launch your default email program to send or read mail
From the tools menu choose mail

To change the look and feel of the browser, choose from Skins in the Tools menu