Chapter 7: Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 7
Displays a menu for managing windows and pages.
Displays a menu for customizing the Internet Explorer interface and configuring
Displays a menu with help options.
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
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.
Provides options for managing the way pop-up blocking works. You can also
enable and disable pop-up blocking.
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.