The AOL toolbar
The row of colourful icons near the top of your AOL screen is called the
Toolbar. The Toolbar is divided into five sections: Mail , People
, Services Settings and Favourites.
From left to right, the menus and icons on the tool bar are: Mail
menu Click the Mail menu
to access your Address Book, mail retrieved by Automatic AOL, or to set
up signatures for your e-mail, mail controls, or mail preferences.
Read (mailbox) Click Read to open your online mailbox, where
you can read new mail, old mail, and mail you've sent.
Write (pad and pencil) Click Write to display a blank e-mail
form. Use this to create and send an e-mail message. People menu Click the People menu to access
the features of AOL and the Web that will connect you with other people
IM (person running) Click IM to open the Send Instant Message window
and send an Instant Message note.
Chat (group of people) Click Chat to enter an AOL chat room and converse
online with others in real time. Services menu Click Services to access everything
from Dictionaries, to Maps/Directions and Business or People Finder(s).
Lots of links to other helpful services on AOL and the Web. Shop Click Shop to access AOL's great
offering of brand name online merchants at SHOP@AOL.
Internet Click Internet to start the Web browser and go to AOL Keyword:
Internet. Settings menu Click Settings to perform such account-related activities
as changing your preferences, creating a screen name, deleting a screen
name on your account, changing your AOL password, or setting up the Parental
AOL Help (question mark) Click AOL Help to learn more about using your
favourite AOL features.
Favourites Click the Favourites menu to access to the sites you
have marked as Favourite Places.
My Favourites (folder with a heart) Click My Favourites to open the
Favourite Places window. You can leave this window open while you
are online, if you like, for even quicker access to your Favourite Places.
Banking Click here to
go to AOL Keyword: Banking for all your online baking needs.
Perks Click here to
see the list of AOL Perks for Members. Parental Controls Click here to configure Parental
Controls for the safety and security of your kids online.
Notes You can add an icon to the toolbar (providing your screen resolution
is set higher than 640X480) by dragging the Favourite Places heart from
an online area to the Favourites section.