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What is this new meaning of "pointing",e.g. "browser pointing"?

As a non-techie, dealing with the Kindle issue on PC and Blackberry, what does it mean "to point a web browser at (your URL, I guess). The phrase is meaningless to me, perhaps because I was raised to ride bicycles and read books, not play with computers and of necessity abandon the thrill of researching in a library, the tactile sense that only a book can give and "read" computer screens. Thank you for your assistance - I appreciate the availability. Whonoze

P.S. Is there no Emoticon for curious?
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  • Hi there.

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Just to make sure I understand your question, you're asking about phrases like "point your browser to www.xyz.com," correct?

    If so, that simply means to direct your web browser to take you to a specific website. You do that by entering the site's URL (a.k.a. its web address) into the address bar near the top of your browser window. So, for example, if you wanted to go to the O'Reilly website, you'd type in "www.oreilly.com" and then hit Enter. Your browser would then display the O'Reilly home page.

    I hope that helps!

    -Dawn
    Associate Editor, Missing Manuals
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