The Stop button is the odd one out amongst the five basic buttons simply because it does not actually change where you are on the Internet. Sometimes web pages can be very very big and they can take a long time to download. This is especially the case when a page contains many images. If you, for some reason wish the page to stop downloading (which may result in an incomplete page appearing on your screen) then you can do this by clicking on the Stop button. The appearance of the Stop button is not quite as standard as that of the Back and Forward buttons and can be represented by anything from a stop sign to a traffic light. Here is what the Stop button looks like in Internet Explorer:

The stop button is not as widely used as the other four basic buttons (in some versions of Netscape's browser it is located all the way to the right of the screen) but it can still come in handy when you want a huge web page to stop downloading.

The next page deals with the Refresh button and can be accessed by clicking on the link to the bottom right.

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