Updated: 11/30/2020 by Computer Hope
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With a computer, navigation refers to the act of opening and moving through computer menus, like the Start menu in Windows, opening software programs, or viewing files in Windows Explorer. More generally, to navigate is to move your mouse around the screen to access icons and the other features of an operating system.


Navigating web pages on the Internet is often called browsing.

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