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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Getting Around the Web and Using Internet Explorer 7
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Working with Internet Explorer Menus and Toolbars
The Menu bar features the menus used in previous versions of Internet Explorer.
You’ll find File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, and Help menus (see Figure 7-9).
In Internet Explorer 7, you can work with the Menu bar in several different ways.
You can display the Menu bar by pressing the Alt key and then hide the Menu bar by
pressing the Alt key again. You can turn on and lock the Menu bar by selecting
Menu Bar on the Tools menu. Once you turn on and lock the Menu bar, you can no
longer hide it by pressing the Alt key.
The Standard toolbar is the main toolbar in Internet Explorer 7. The Standard tool-
bar has a fixed position. The only time the Standard toolbar is not displayed is when
you are in full-screen mode. Your only option for customizing the Standard toolbar is
the resize slider to the right of the New Tab button. If you click this slider and drag
to the right, you increase the area for tabs and decrease the area for option buttons.
You can then display a shortcut menu with the hidden options by clicking the
Expand (>>) button on the far-right side of the Standard toolbar (see Figure 7-10).
On the Standard toolbar, to the right of the New Tab button or on the Expand short-
cut menu, you’ll find the following options:
Home
Displays the page or pages you’ve configured for access when you start Internet
Explorer or click the Home button.
Home Options
Displays a shortcut menu that allows you to select and manage home pages.
Feeds
Displays RSS feeds detected on the current page. This makes it possible to get
updates about a page through RSS.
Print
Displays the Print dialog box, which allows you to print the current page.
Print Options
Displays a shortcut menu that allows you to select printing options, including
Print Preview and Page Setup.
Figure 7-9. The Menu bar in Internet Explorer
Figure 7-10. The Standard toolbar in Internet Explorer
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Page
Displays a menu for managing windows and pages.
Tools
Displays a menu for customizing the Internet Explorer interface and configuring
security features.
Help
Displays a menu with help options.
Research
Displays or hides the Research Pane. You can use the Research Pane to look up
words using available reference tools, such as a thesaurus.
You can use the options on the Page menu to edit, view, and save pages. Two impor-
tant options that make it easier to view web pages and their contents are Text Size
and Zoom.
The Text Size submenu provides options that let you resize the text in a web page
relative to its original font size. You can use the Text Size options to resize text on a
page by clicking Page, clicking Text Size, and then selecting the desired text size,
such as Medium or Larger.
The Zoom submenu provides options that let you enlarge or shrink an entire web
page and all its contents, including both images and text. You can quickly increase
magnification by simultaneously pressing the Ctrl key and the + (plus sign) key on
your numeric keypad. You can quickly decrease magnification by simultaneously
pressing the Ctrl key and the (minus sign) key on your numeric keypad. If you click
Page and then click Zoom, you can select a desired zoom setting, such as 50 percent
or 200 percent.
The Tools menu on the Standard toolbar provides access to Internet Explorer’s
safety and security features as well as other features. The options include:
Delete Browsing History
Provides options for deleting cached browsing information, including temporary
files, page history, cookies, saved passwords, and web form values.
Diagnose Connection Problems
Starts network diagnostics for helping you determine the possible cause of con-
nection and access problems.
Pop-up Blocker
Provides options for managing the way pop-up blocking works. You can also
enable and disable pop-up blocking.
Phishing Filter
Provides options for managing the way phishing filters work. Malicious web sites
use hidden forms and other phishing tactics to steal information you’ve previously
entered into form fields, and phishing filters help to stop this from happening.

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