Guide to using UC browser for PC (free download version)

So many people loved the UC mobile browser that there was huge demand for a free download version which runs on a PC. This can be achieved by running the browser using an emulation environment – see our previous post for where to download this: UC browser for PC free download. However, a software development group from China, created a version of the browser which would work on a PC without the need to install any other software.

The only drawback is that the UC browser for PC version is a Chinese language version. Currently there is no English version available. Many people will sigh to themselves at this point but fear not –  this article will describe how to use the Chinese version of the browser without the need to know any Chinese!

Web browsers are essentially simple programs where you type in your URL and the webpage displays itself. UC browser for PC is basically the same and I intend to show you the features to be able to start using this awesome browser right now despite the language problems. Unzip the download file and fire up the executable file (called UCõ»└└ã¸Áþ─È░µ.exe) and you will see this screen:

 start up screen for uc browser for pc

 

After a few moments, the browser will have finished loading itself and will give you a screen like this:

 

Shows URL bar in UC browser for PC

Shows URL bar in PC version of UC browser

This screen is essentially the homepage and everything you need is accessible from this page. Ok so first off the URL bar is on the top right – circled in red above. You can click on this box and it will let you enter your URL. Now type your URL to get going:

uc browser for pc type in URL (download free)

uc browser for pc type in URL

You will notice that other similar URLs that have been typed in previously will be shown below the URL bar. You can click on one of these if that’s what you want to browse to. I’m going to check out techmero.com – since it’s my favourite site :) . Click the arrow on the right and after a few moments, the site will load – voila:

free download uc browser for pc showing webpage

free download uc browser for pc – shows webpage

A cool feature of the UC browser is that you can drag/swipe the page to the left (whilst holding down the mouse) to go to the previous page you have loaded:

swipe left in the free download pc version of uc web

swipe left in the free download pc version of uc web

The arrow buttons circled in red above also perform the same function (switch between recently loaded pages). Next off, a modern browser needs tabs – right? Ok so click the icon next to the arrows with the 1 on (the 1 indicates the number of tabs your browser has currently loaded). You should get this screen:

uc browser for pc free download create new tab

uc browser for pc free download create new tab

Now click the button circled in red (presumably the Chinese symbols mean ‘create new tab’) and you should get back to the homepage with two tabs displayed at the top. You should be seeing something like the following:

uc browser pc version showing 2 tabs

uc browser pc version showing 2 tabs

You can see that the tabs icon now has a 2 in it, indicating that there are two active tabs. If you ever need to get back to the homepage to load a different page into the UC browser, then click the home icon (circled red above). The buttons just below the URL bar on the homepage are links to the pages you have recently viewed.

Shows URL bar in UC browser for PC

Shows URL bar in PC version of UC browser

And that’s all for now. You should now have enough basic information to be able to start browsing the web using your UC browser for PC free download. There are of course many other features of the UC browser for PC and I will be explaining those in coming weeks so stay tuned for further posts on this subject. Feel free to share and comment below!

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  1. Suman Sahu says:

    How to play videos in UC Browser for PC version ? Any idea, please do share…

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