Internet Explorer has been around on the Mac for years. Although its features have been surpassed by a number of browsers—including Apple’s own Safari—there are still some sites that may only load in Internet Explorer. If you’ve tried the other browsers but still prefer IE, the following hints may teach you a few new tricks.
Just in case you ever need a fourth method of refreshing a Web page—beyond clicking Refresh, pressing
-R, or choosing View → Refresh—pressing F5 also causes the current page to reload.
Internet Explorer teems with ways to scroll a long Web page:
Use the scroll bars
Press the up and down arrow keys
Press the Page Up and Page Down keys
Press the Space bar to scroll down a page, or Option-Space to scroll up a page
By far the most satisfying way, however, is to turn the little wheel on the top of your mouse—if you’ve bought a scroll-wheel mouse, that is. This method gives you exact control over how much you scroll (plus, it works with other browsers).
Even if you haven’t bought a non-Apple mouse, you can emulate one by holding down
as you drag inside any empty area of the Web page.
If you’ve highlighted some text on a Web page, the highlighting remains visible when you print ...