AOL is the only Portal that is not web based. When you go on AOL you are in their computers in Virginia. They have taken the Internet Explorer of Microsoft and modified it so that it works in their interface. Most of the things that you do in AOL are not done on the web. When you go on the web, you lose many of the features of Internet Explorer. Most notably - browser size, history and form complete. To enhance your surfing enjoyment and capabilities we are going to show you how to have the best of both worlds. We will use your connection to AOL to connect to the Internet. Go to the upper right part of your window and click on the minimize button. You should now be looking at your desktop. Find and click on it. It will open up and go to whatever is designated as your home page (this can be changed). Type in or copy and paste into the address line.

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