Chapter 7: Navigating the Web with Internet Explorer 7
Navigating Web Page Addresses
Although in earlier releases you could move the Title bar and Address bar, you can
no longer do so in Internet Explorer 7. In Internet Explorer 7, the Title bar and
Address bar are fixed in place. The only time the Title bar and Address bar are not
displayed is when you are in full-screen mode. You can turn full-screen mode on and
off by pressing F11.
The Title bar shows the title of the current web page, followed by a description of
the browser or a custom title if the browser Title bar has been customized through
Group Policy settings. In Group Policy, you’ll find the Browser Title policy setting
for customizing the Title bar under User Configuration\Windows Settings\Internet
Explorer Maintenance\Browser User Interface (see Figure 7-5).
The Title bar is but one of many aspects of Internet Explorer that you
can customize through Group Policy. You’ll find more information on
working with Group Policy in Chapter 27. For details on policies new
to Internet Explorer 7, see Chapter 28.
The Address bar features Forward and Back buttons, an Address box, a Path History
button, Refresh and Stop buttons, and a Web Search box (see Figure 7-6).
You can work with the Address box in a variety of ways. To access a page in the cur-
rently selected tab, you click in the Address box, type the web address, and then
press Enter. Alternatively, you can press Alt-D to select the Address box and the pre-
viously entered web address without having to move the mouse and click. You can
then type the desired web address and press Enter.
At the far-right side of the Address box is the Address History button, which depicts
a down arrow. Clicking this button shows the addresses you’ve previously accessed
from the browser history. You can then navigate to a previous address by selecting it.
Alternatively, you can display the address history by pressing F4, use the up and
down arrow keys to select a previous address, and then press Enter to browse to this
Figure 7-5. The Title bar in Internet Explorer
Figure 7-6. The Address bar in Internet Explorer