Explorer 7 Browser
Windows Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is a Browser,
which displays what we
see on the Internet. Web Pages are written and
designed by using a code, HTML for one, and
their are other codes. The "Browser"
the code and displays what we see on pages and
locates web sites. Two of the most popular
Web Browsers are Microsoft's Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox 3 and there are
a few others
Safari browser is for Macintosh.
Wanna see what Internet pages really look like in
On Internet Explorer move mouse arrow up to
"Page" top right of IE7.
Left click on "Page" and on Menu look for
Click View Source.
Without a Browser, Internet Pages like this.
How about that?
Betcha didn't think pages you have been viewing really looked like this.
will use Internet Explorer in our example
which comes with Windows and presently, IE
7.0 is the updated version, but Internet
Explorer 8.0 has been released.
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 7 Help - Type F1 on the
including Vista, XP and earlier all use IE and
earlier versions of Internet Explorer are
still in use.
Use start menu to launch IE and you are ready
to search. To close Internet Explorer look way
up top right corner hit ( X ) in box.
Internet Explorer Window
And Minimize, Maximize, Restore Explorer 7:
Up Top Right Corner Edge of Window.
"X" will "Close" your
" - " will "Minimize" the
window out of your way
and you will see it
along your bottom Taskbar.
If you want to bring window back up, Restore
Put "Mouse Arrow" directly on minimized Window box
Taskbar and left click once
Window is restored ....
The [ ] Box
is in the Middle and will
to fit your entire
screen. If you want it back to the
not full, screen size ...
Click Middle Box to "Restore Down."
Windows Files And Folders have many
these in top right and work this way
Resize Window Borders Drag Double Arrow
Resize Files, Folders, IE 7:
Move the mouse pointer over an edge of the
Word, IE .. and move it
up top, if you want the
window expanded or shorted vertically ..
Right or left edge and resize
horizontally. When the mouse pointer becomes a
two–headed arrow, left click and hold down the
mouse button and drag the window to resize it.
Use this Microsoft page link and near bottom,
you will see what the "Arrow" should look like
as you drag the edge.
Need Mouse Help
Internet Explorer Address Bar:
If you know the full name, address of a Site,
you can type the name in up top of IE.
Use the Long Rectangular shaped box up top and
place Mouse Arrow in box ...
Left Click once in Box and now type in the
Now, move mouse arrow to the right and click on the green box
and you will be connected to the site. The
Internet address, URL must be exactly
right .. type a wrong letter, and you will not be
connected to the site you wanted.
If you don't know the full name, address of
the site ...
you would need to use another way find a Site.
Depending on how Internet Explorer was set up
for your computer, to the right or somewhere else
near the top, you may notice a Search
Engine Box like Google.
Here you would
type in a few Keywords to find a site.
Internet Options Important Settings:
Internet Options Explorer
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General Security Privacy Content Connections Programs Advanced
Start / Find Control Panel / Network and
Internet / and find Internet Options.
Click Internet Options and box with many
tabs, pictured above,
appears. Choose Advanced
Tab and you will
view Settings for Internet Explorer
Beginners 50 plus, Seniors, probably need
experienced user for help.
Secure Site settings.
General Tab Internet Explorer 7:
Clean Out Temporary Internet Files, History, Passwords,
Panel / Network and Internet / and find
Click this and a box now
Find another way...
Internet Explorer 7 Look up near top "Tools" and click small arrow
On menu near bottom click on words "Internet Options," same box appears.
After using the Internet for a while,
both IE Temporary files and Cookies pile up ...
Click this General tab to delete the files to
free up hard drive space. Your History is a
list of places, sites you been visiting online
and if you like a site but can't remember what
the name was, History can help you. You can
set the number of days to keep track. You can delete the list in this
section plus, Stored Passwords and
You will find Delete button for each
category or all at once.
Delete history does not delete your list of
Defined: Temporary Internet Files
folder is the location in Windows Vista, XP and
Web Pages, Files and Cookies, are
stored. Storing this stuff
helps Windows and your computer to speed up the
display of pages from sites you frequently visit.
Increasing the space you set for this
folder can increase how fast previously
visited pages are displayed, but decreases the
amount of space available for other files on
your computer. So to save space, delete files
after you visit several sites. You can set how
folder can store. Deleting these files can
speed up your computer.
Note Click "General Tab" on the far left.
See Above Picture..
Home Page Setting.
Internet Explorer is usually set on a Home
Page when you open.
Now it does have a blank option, but usually
it is on a page.
You can make changes here if you would like a
different page to be
displayed when IE7 opens. Maybe you have a
favorite Web Site.
You can have Internet Explorer open on the
Site of your email provider,
General Tab see open box ... delete
address. Type new address. Use Current.
Internet Explorer 7 Features
Internet Explorer Zoom:
Make changes for text size on a
Click the Page Menu located up top
Point to Text Size.
Select your choice of Largest, Larger,
Medium, Smaller, Smallest text sizes.
To zoom in or out on a Web page:
Click the Magnifying glass icon located at
the bottom right corner window.
Or look for
small arrow and click to open the list of
options and click on zoom size.
Internet Explorer 7
For beginners, instead of having to retype a site you often like to visit,
Favorites Folder. Internet Explorer 7 and older versions of
IE will bookmark or save that page for you. When you want to visit the site again, just hit
How To Save And View Favorite Sites IE 7:
Look up top and left.
A Star icon, click, and here is where favorites
list is stored ..
next to that, Star and
Plus icon, click icon ...
Star and Plus: Click icon and Menu drops down.
Click, Add To Favorites ...
Box will appear with Site name already in place or
type the name
you wish in the
To "Save" Site, click Add.
Also, you can Organize Your Favorites Here ...
You can Delete, Rename Sites from list.
View Your Favorites:
Star - Click icon and drop menu displays your
favorites in list form.
Use mouse, choose site, click on site, and you
Forward Back Arrows Explorer 7:
To return previous Site page..
Find blue Back Arrow located up top left.
Click Back, and return to previous page.
Click blue Forward Arrow button.
For list of the last few pages you visited:
Find Recent Pages located near Forward button
to the right ...
Click small arrow..
You can view History list of
visited web sites too.
How To Print Page With Internet Explorer 7:
Printing a web page should be fairly simple..
Internet Explorer look up top and find a small
icon of a Printer...
See an even smaller Arrow off to right? No?
Left Click Arrow and on menu find "Print Preview" ..
From left to right ...
Print Icon: If you are
happy with the way document looks,
Click, once for one print.. each click one print..
Next over, click for Portrait..
Next door, click for Landscape..
Wheel Icon Page Setup...
Page Displayed with two lines will take away top and
Page Displayed with arrows each side of line icon .. View
Diagonal Arrows page icon .. move back to full
Page View Menu... See what page looks like all
in one page or
choose what it will look like with more than
one page use ..
Find 100% menu, view page with various
Very helpful page with pictures on more Print
Microsoft Help Printer Icon
Printer help from Microsoft, add or remove a
printer, cancel printing,
print option and print a picture or document
or file, and more.
Microsoft Windows Printers
Beginners 50 plus,
We have a link here with detailed
information about Cookies. Many Sites will
place Cookies in a file in your
computer. They give the Site basic, limited
information about you. Internet Explorer
7 does allows the use of
cookies; however, you can change any of your
privacy settings to specify that Internet
Explorer prompt you before placing a cookie
on your computer (this enables you to allow
or block the cookie); or you can prevent
Internet Explorer 7 from accepting any
if you select a setting that does not allow
cookies to be saved on your computer, you
might not be able to view certain Web sites.
You can use the Internet Explorer 7 privacy
settings to specify how you want Internet
Explorer to handle cookies from individual
Web sites or all Web sites. You can also
customize your privacy settings by importing
a file containing custom privacy settings,
or by specifying custom privacy settings for
all Web sites or individual Web sites. Privacy settings only apply to Web sites
in the Internet zone.
We discussed Temporary Internet Cookies
earlier in Box 1 here.
Control Panel / Network and Internet / and
find Internet Options Box.
General and Advanced Tabs were
described, now find
Security Related Tabs.
That is the place where adjustments are made
Security including Cookies. Now Windows
usually has recommendations included in there
* Beginners 50 plus and other, it would be a
very good idea to ask an experienced user or
more than one, for help as to what settings to
use and to educate you about Internet Explorer
Security stuff. It is usually much easier
understanding a brief description from someone
than reading a zillion confusing pages in a
The problem Cookies are usually ones that
provide information to a third party, and not
the actual Site you are visiting. These are
Spyware Cookies and for these guys you have
Spyware Software. We discuss Spyware in detail
in our Internet Security Section
It may be a good idea for you to wait and
Spyware stuff until you learn more about
Internet Explorer and practice the lessons,
and learn the basics of what safe Cookies are
for now. There is a helpful article here
describing Cookies and you can skim it read
more attentively depending on your interest.
It is important, but focusing on the basics
should be enough for you now. If we have not
done so already, it can be confusing for a
beginner when we get into too much detail and
we don't want to be a text book.
Webopedia Internet Cookies
* The information we have provided on this
page was specifically chosen because we wanted
to describe the most common tasks you will do
using Internet Explorer 7.
How To Use Popup Blocker
Popup Blocker Internet Explorer 7
Pop-up Blocker is a feature in Internet
Explorer 7 that lets you limit or block most
pop-ups. You can choose the level of blocking
you prefer, from blocking all pop-up windows
to allowing the pop ups that you want to see.
When Pop-up Blocker is turned on, the
Information bar displays a message saying
"Popup blocked." You will probably want
to block popup ads. Some pop-ups are helpful. For
example, if you click an image to see a larger
version, it might open in a popup window.
Sometimes a site might want to display a popup
window with information and may ask you to
allow popup to see the window in Internet
Using Pop-up Blocker
The default settings for the popup blocker
allow you to see pop-ups that are opened when
you click a link or button on a Web site.
Pop-up Blocker will also play a sound and show
the Information Bar when a popup is blocked.
How do I turn Pop up Blocker on or off?
Pop up Blocker is turned on in Internet
Explorer by default.
To turn it off, or to turn it on again, if
you've have turned it off ...
Follow these steps:
Internet Explorer, top right ...
Click the Tools button, and then click
Do one of the following:
To turn off Pop-up Blocker, click Turn Off
To turn on Pop-up Blocker, click Turn On
Block all popup:
Internet Explorer find "Tools" button, and
click on this.
Click Pop-up Blocker
Then click Popup Blocker Settings.
Under "Filter level", select High: Block all
pop ups, and click Close.
Tools Menu also has Phishing filter settings.
Phishing has to do with fraud on the Internet.
We discuss Phishing in detail, bottom of Email
Internet Explorer Feel Refreshed
If you find yourself waiting for a page to
open too long look for F5 on the keyboard and
type it once. If a page reads cannot be
displayed, or you want to make sure you have
the latest version of the page, click the
Refresh button on type F5 to Refresh.
McAfee has a free SiteAdvisor which you
download to your Browser, IE or other. It tells you
security information on Internet Sites. For
example, if safe to download or warns you
known and potential fraud scam web sites. SiteAdvisor