Internet Explorer —
\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
A web browser used to view web content.
Start → Programs → Internet Explorer
Use the Internet Explorer icon on the Desktop or on the QuickLaunch Toolbar
Command Prompt →
iexplore [-nohome] [
Internet Explorer (IE) is a full-featured web browser that can be used to navigate
the web, as well as view web content on your local network or hard
drive. Web content is typically in the form of web pages
.html), but can also be images (
.jpg), FTP sites, or even
streaming video or audio (via the Windows Media Player) (see Figure 4-43).
Figure 4-43. Internet Explorer 6.0 is the default web browser in Windows XP
Navigation in IE is accomplished by clicking hyperlinks in web pages or by typing addresses in IE’s Address Bar. Frequently visited sites can be “bookmarked” by creating Internet Shortcuts (similar to Windows Shortcuts), stored in your Favorites folder, your Desktop, or anywhere else on your hard disk.
Use the Back and Next buttons (Alt-left arrow and Alt-right arrow, respectively) to navigate through the history, which is empty in each new IE window that is opened. Use the Stop button (or press ESC) to stop the loading of a page, and use the Refresh button (or press F5) to reload the page, displaying any changes that might have been made or displaying an updated ...