act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance; "Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?"; "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"
To move through electronic or virtual "spaces" or media, especially hypertext. Web browsers are navigation tools for the World Wide Web. The term arose because the experience of reading or searching hypertexts, which often lack a central or hierarchical organization, differs from the experience of reading a linear paper text or searching a catalogued library.
to go up or down levels in the folder structure to find a specific folder on your hard drive. Imagine that everything stored on your computer is in a pyramid-like structure. At the very top is "My Computer." Below that are all the components on your computer including the hard drive and floppy disk drives that you have. Within the hard drive are various folders which can also have folders within them. You can navigate from any folder to another folder by stepping up or down the hierarchy. You can see where you are in the hierarchy by looking in the box to the right of the words "look in " (if you are opening a file) or "save in" if you are saving a file. See tech tip " Navigating an Open or Save dialog box" for an example of how to do this within Word or any other application.
interface: Getting around on and inside the desktop of your Mac. Most often you'll use the directory dialog box to navigate through folders to find the file you want, and it can be somewhat confusing. In a directory dialog box clicking and holding the mouse button on the name of the folder (above the list box), gets you a path menu showing all the folders that the current one is nested in. Third-party utilities such as Super Boomerang can aid your navigation. In the Finder (System 7), Command-clicking on a window title also gets you a path menu. Navigation is also an important concept in Hypertext.