Chapter 4. Cruising the Web with Internet Explorer
In This Chapter
Starting Internet Explorer
Introducing the browser window and controls
Searching for Web sites
Adding and using Favorites
Using tabs like a pro
Working with RSS feeds
Using the History file
Printing and saving Web pages
And the answer to the unspoken question is, "Yes, you still need this chapter, even if you've been using Internet Explorer for the past several years."
You see, Internet Explorer (or almost any Web browser) is one of the simplest applications on the planet to use, requiring only three or four buttons on the toolbar to operate most of the necessary functions. Many PC owners I've met don't even know that Internet Explorer (IE) offers a ton of additional features to help you organize sites, print pages just-so, and search for the Web content you need. Oh, and don't forget that although you may be using an earlier version of Internet Explorer (like IE6 or IE7), you can upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 for free. Well done, Microsoft!
In this chapter, I show you the power-user side of Internet Explorer 8 — it's time to supercharge your surfing!
Running Internet Explorer
Here are a number of methods you can use to start Internet Explorer 8. (After all, the Web has its tentacles in practically everything, right?)
In Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click the IE icon on your desktop.
Click the ...