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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 7
CHAPTER 7
Navigating the Web with Internet
Explorer 7
7
Back in the late 1990s, Internet Explorer became the top choice for browsing the
Web by offering innovative features and being the best of its class. While other
browsers from those heady, fast-paced days of the World Wide Web’s early evolu-
tion have all but disappeared, Internet Explorer has continued. It now dominates the
web browser market, but for a while it lost something special. Namely, it lost some
of the cutting-edge innovation that made it the leader in the first place. With Ver-
sion 7, though, Internet Explorer regains its place as a cutting-edge web browser
with innovations worthy of applause.
Windows Vista includes Internet Explorer 7 as the default program for accessing web
pages. Internet Explorer 7 is also available as a free download for anyone using Win-
dows XP or Windows Server 2003. This newest version of Internet Explorer features
a streamlined interface that increases the viewing area for web pages, tabbed brows-
ing for easier navigation when you are viewing multiple web pages, and an extensive
security shield that is designed to safeguard the integrity of your computer and pro-
tect your personal information.
Whether you are a novice or a pro, you’ll find that Internet Explorer 7 is easier to
work with than previous releases and that it offers more possibilities for customiza-
tion and optimization. Before you race off to customize and optimize Internet
Explorer 7, however, you should take a few minutes to get to know its new inter-
face, as discussed in the first part of this chapter. You’ll then be better prepared for
the advanced discussion in the second part of this chapter, in which I cover new fea-
tures and new ways of performing familiar tasks.
Getting Started with Internet Explorer 7
You can start Internet Explorer 7 by selecting Internet Explorer on the Start menu or
by clicking Internet Explorer on the Quick Launch Toolbar. When you are browsing
the Internet, Internet Explorer 7 runs in an enhanced security mode, called Pro-
tected Mode, by default. You can also start Internet Explorer 7 in a locked-down
mode, called No Adds-ons Mode, by clicking Start
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Internet Explorer (No Add-ons). In this special, locked-down mode, Internet
Explorer runs without ActiveX controls or browser extensions.
With Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft shows that it has clearly been listening to cus-
tomers and watching the competition. As you can see in Figure 7-1, Internet
Explorer 7 has a redesigned interface that maximizes web page display while reduc-
ing the toolbar size, uses tabs instead of separate windows, and features an inte-
grated Web Search box.
Tabbed browsing is the enhancement that has the most significant impact on the
way you browse the Web. With tabbed browsing, you can open new browser pages
in a separate tab rather than in a separate window. In this way, tabbed browsing
helps you organize web pages so that you can easily navigate among them simply by
clicking tabs. While Internet Explorer still allows you to open new windows by
pressing Ctrl-N or selecting Page
New Window, you may not need to do this and
may instead want to open a new tab.
Each Internet Explorer window can have up to eight pages open on separate tabs.
You can open a page in a new tab in several ways. You can hold the Ctrl key while
clicking a link to open the referenced page in a new tab. You can display a new tab
by pressing Ctrl-T and then typing the desired web page address in the Address field.
As Internet Explorer always displays the New Tab button to the right of the last tab
in the line of available tabs, you can also click this button and then type the desired
web page address in the Address field.
Figure 7-1. Internet Explorer 7’s new look and feel
Favorites center
Add to favorites
Quick tabs
Tabs list Tabs New tab button Web Search box
Page title
Address bar
Status bar

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