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Internet Explorer 7 Browser

Windows Internet Explorer 7
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" interprets 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 7 and Mozilla Firefox 3 and there are a few others Safari browser is for Macintosh.

Wanna see what Internet pages really look like in their language?
On Internet Explorer move mouse arrow up to "Page" top right of IE7.
Left click on "Page" and on Menu look for "View Source"....
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.

We 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 keyword.

Windows Systems 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 Size Changes
And Minimize, Maximize, Restore Explorer 7:

Up Top Right Corner Edge of Window. 
Look for:
will "Close" your window    picture displays window sizes
" - "  will    "Minimize" the window out of your way
 and you will see it along your bottom Taskbar.

Internet Explorer  <--

If you want to bring window back up, Restore ...
Put "Mouse Arrow" directly on minimized Window box at the bottom..
and left click once ...
is restored ....

The  [  ]   Box is in the Middle and will "Maximize" window
to fit your entire screen. If you want it back to the smaller,
not full, screen size ...
Click Middle Box to "Restore Down."
Windows Files And Folders have many features including
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 window, maybe
Notepad, make new window size 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.
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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 Internet address
Example:   www.yoursite.com 
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 7                                                 [ ]   X

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 Browser 7.

Now Beginners 50 plus, Seniors, probably need experienced user for help.
Important Secure Site settings.

General Tab Internet Explorer 7:
Clean Out Temporary Internet Files, History, Passwords, Cookies, Location.
Control Panel / Network and Internet / and find Internet Options.
Click this and a box now appears.
Find another way...
On Internet Explorer 7 Look up near top "Tools" and click small arrow on right..
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 Forms.
You will find Delete button for each category or all at once.
Delete history does not delete your list of favorites.

Defined: Temporary Internet Files folder is the location in Windows Vista, XP and earlier, where 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 much the 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,
example Hotmail.
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 Web page:
Click the Page Menu located up top left.
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 Favorites
For beginners, instead of having to retype a site you often like to visit, use
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 your "Favorites."

How To Save And View Favorite Sites IE 7:
Look up top and left.
Favorites Star Picture A Star icon, click, and here is where favorites list is stored ..
And 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 "Highlighted" box.
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 are connected.

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? Put glasses on..
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 bottom..
Page Displayed with arrows each side of line icon .. View Full width..
Diagonal Arrows page icon .. move back to full page..
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 percentages.

Very helpful page with pictures on more Print Page Settings:
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



What Are Internet Cookies

Beginners 50 plus, seniors:
 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 cookies.
Uh, some Web sites require use of cookies; therefore, 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 too help.

 * 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 book.
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
Internet Security

50 +
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 Explorer Seven.

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.

IE 7
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 Pop-up Blocker.
Do one of the following:
To turn off Pop-up Blocker, click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker...
To turn on Pop-up Blocker, click Turn On Pop-up Blocker....

IE 7
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 Section.
Phishing 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 about known and potential fraud scam web sites. SiteAdvisor Video