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How to Use Internet Explorer 9

Step-By-Step Tutorials for IE9


Microsoft's IE9 browser offers a robust feature set, allowing for an enjoyable and productive Web surfing experience. To truly get the most out of IE9, however, you need to know how to operate its ins and outs. These step-by-step tutorials can help you become a master of your browser in no time.

How to Delete Browsing History

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There are many things that Internet users want to keep private, ranging from what sites they visit to what information they enter into online forms. The reasons for this can vary, and in many cases they may be for a personal motive, for security, or something else entirely. Regardless of what drives the need, it is nice to be able to clear your tracks, so to speak, when you are done browsing.

Internet Explorer 9 makes this very easy, allowing you to clear the private data of your choosing in a few quick and easy steps.

How to Activate Full Screen Mode

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IE9 gives you the ability to view Web pages in full screen mode, hiding all elements other than the main browser window itself. This includes tabs and toolbars among other items. Full screen mode can be toggled on and off in just a few easy steps.

How to Change Your Home Page

Internet Explorer 9 allows you to easily set or change your browser's home page. You can also create multiple home pages, known as home page tabs.

How to Make IE9 the Default Browser

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Anytime a Web browser is needed in Windows, the default option is usually launched. For example, let's say that Firefox is your default browser. Clicking on a link in an email will cause Firefox to open and navigate to the appropriate URL. You can set Internet Explorer 9 to be your default browser if you wish. This tutorial shows you how to in just a few simple steps.

How to Use InPrivate Browsing Mode

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Anonymity when browsing the Web can be important for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are concerned that your sensitive data may be left behind in temporary files such as cookies, or maybe you just do not want anyone to know where you have been.

No matter what your motive for privacy might be, IE9's InPrivate Browsing may be just what you are looking for. While utilizing InPrivate Browsing, cookies and other files are not saved on your hard drive. Even better, your entire browsing and search history is automatically wiped out.

How to Add to Favorites

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IE9 allows you to save links to Web pages as Favorites, making it easy to revisit these pages at a later time. These pages can be stored in sub-folders, letting you organize your saved favorites just the way you want them. This tutorial shows you how this is done in IE9.

How to Use the Pop-Up Blocker

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IE9 comes with its own pop-up blocker, which is activated by default. The browser allows you to modify some settings such as which sites to allow pop-ups on as well as notification types and preset filter levels. This tutorial explains what these settings are and how to modify them.

How to Disable JavaScript

Internet Explorer 9 users that wish to disable JavaScript in their browser, whether for security or development purposes, can do so in just a few easy steps.  It is also just as easy to re-enable JavaScript functionality at a later time.

How to Save a Web Page

There may come a time where you would like to save a copy of a particular Web page to your hard drive. This could be for a number of reasons, ranging from offline viewing to perusing and possibly editing the source code. No matter what your motive, the good news is that Internet Explorer 9 allows you to save pages in just a few easy steps. Depending on how the page is designed, this may include all of the corresponding code as well as its image files.

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