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1. Software used to explore or navigate. For example, a Web browser (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer) allows a user to access pages on the World Wide Web; a NetWare Administrator browser window allows a user to access the eDirectory tree. Web browsers with a particular encryption capability called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) are sometimes called SSL browsers.2. In the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) Application Builder, a window that provides a symbolic, hierarchical view of a module in a user interface. The browser shows parent-child relationships and groups. It can also be used to find objects in complex modules and to edit a user interface.