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Most operating systems, such as Mac OS X and Windows, come with a standard Internet browser out of the box. On OS X the standard browser is Safari, while Windows has Internet Explorer. In more recent years, however, a plethora of browser options have popped up, from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox. There are many people, myself included, who have always used one browser (often whichever one comes pre-installed) and would like to keep it that way. Internet Explorer has been one of the most widely used browsers for a long while because it comes as part of such a popular operating system. This article will explore some of the ways you can optimize Internet Explorer if it has been slowing down, as an alternative to trying a new … Continue reading
Computers are a fact of life today. For many parents who didn’t grow up with the World Wide Web at their fingertips, the notion that their child needs to use the internet for everything from homework and research projects to gaming and socializing is a daunting one. After all, no one wants their little one stumbling on something they shouldn’t see while online. Even so, many parents are hesitant to set up parental controls – worrying that it might slow down their computer’s performance or be complicated to create. The truth is, there are easy steps you can take to bolster control over what your children see on the internet that won’t interfere with your online speed or performance. Just remember, nothing takes the place of parental supervision. Internet … Continue reading
For fans of Internet Explorer, the arrival of the latest version of the world’s most popular browser was met with excitement and anticipation. With a selection of shortcuts to help you make the most of your time online, the newest incarnation of IE is primed to become the most popular yet. Here’s a look at some powerful tips and tricks for Internet Explorer 9: Pin a Website With IE 9, it’s easier than ever to get to your favorite websites faster. From the address bar (known in the newest version of Internet Explorer as the One Box), click on the icon to the left of the web address. You can then drag the icon to the taskbar, desktop, or start menu. You can now click on that icon to … Continue reading
Many websites exist on the Internet that are of no use. Some websites also contain inappropriate content that should not be viewed by children. Internet Explorer has a built-in feature that allows you to block such websites. Steps to Block Websites in Internet Explorer Open the Internet Explorer by clicking the ‘Start’ button . Click on the ‘Tools’ option in the menu bar. From the drop-down menu that appears, select ‘Internet Options’. Click the ‘Content’ tab of the Internet Options dialog box. You will see the Content Advisor configuration section. Click the ‘Enable’ button in the Content Advisor area. The Content Advisor dialog box will appear. You will see four tabs: Ratings, Approved Sites, General and Advanced. Click the second tab titled ‘Approved Sites’. Write the name of the … Continue reading
Internet Explorer is used by millions of people to surf the web every day. Nonetheless, many IE users don’t know that they can enhance their productivity through the use of add-ons. Add-ons extend the functionality of your browser to assist you in common tasks such as searching the web, following the news, and catching up with your friends through social media. Following are a few tips for installing and managing add-ons in Internet Explorer 9. 1. Click on the image of the sprocket in the upper-right corner of the IE browser window, then click on Manage Add-ons. Figure 1. The Manage Add-ons window. 2. Click the link that says “Find more toolbars and extensions…” in the lower-left corner of the Manage Add-ons window. You’ll be taken to the Internet Explorer … Continue reading
You can perform a search for text on a webpage in Internet Explorer 8. This might be necessary if you know you’ve read some information on a page but can’t find it, or if you navigated to the page by performing a search, but don’t see the information you were looking for. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to find text on a webpage using Internet Explorer 8. Open a website in Internet Explorer. Click the Edit menu and select Find on this page. NOTE: If you don’t see the taskbar, first press the Alt key The Find bar will appear, allowing you to enter the word or phrase you want to find on the webpage. Click the Previous and Next buttons to navigate to the next or previous … Continue reading
You can add a link to a website to the Start menu by using Internet Explorer 8. If you use a certain website fairly often, this can save a lot of time and steps as you can open both Internet Explorer and the website with a single click. In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to add a website to the Start menu using Internet Explorer 8. Open a website in Internet Explorer. Click the Favourites button then click Add to Favorites. Click the Add button in the Favorites window to confirm. Click Favorites to open the Favourites menu again. Click and drag the website link to the Start button. The website will now appear in the Start menu. NOTE: You can easily remove the website from the Start menu … Continue reading
You can use the address bar in Internet Explorer 8 to search the Internet for information by entering keywords or phrases. You can also choose to display the results in a new tab page. Your default search browser will be used, but you can change this. In this tutorial, we will look at how to do a search using the address bar in Internet Explorer 8. Open a new tab in Internet Explorer. In the address bar, type Find, Go or ? followed by a keyword or phrase. To open the results in a new tab page, press Alt + Tab after typing the keyword or phrase. You can also change search providers to improve your results. To do so, click the Search drop-down button next to the Search box, … Continue reading
Some older websites might not display correctly in Internet Explorer 8. You can use Compatibility View to improve the way the website looks. The website page you’re viewing will simply display as it would in an earlier version of Internet Explorer. In this tutorial, we will look at how to turn Compatibility View on and off in Internet Explorer 8. Open a website in Internet Explorer. If the website is not up to date, the Compatibility View button will display in the address bar. You can click the button to display the webpage in Compatibility View. You can also click the Tools drop-down button and select Compatibility View from the list. NOTE: You can choose to always open certain websites in Compatibility View by clicking Compatibility View Settings and adding … Continue reading
There are several ways to use new tab pages in Internet Explorer 8. New tab pages are useful for keeping multiple websites open in a single window. That way you reduce the number of items on your taskbar and can quickly switch between websites by clicking on the associated tab. In this tutorial, we will look at basic use of new tab pages in Internet Explorer 8. Open Internet Explorer. On the tab row, click the New Tab button next to the open tab. You can open as many tabs as you like by clicking on this button. In the address bar, type the address of the website you want to navigate to. NOTE: You can also open a link in a new tab page by right-clicking the link and … Continue reading