"Using Internet Explorer 6"

Using Internet Explorer to browse the Internet seems like very common as the program icon will exist on the desktop if you are using the Windows operating system.

The Web holds an enormous wealth of information on almost every subject known to humanity, but you need to know how to get to that information. The first thing is that you need to know how to use the program that used to browse the Internet.

There are quite a few of programs that you can use, and this article helps you to get to the world of Internet and search for your intended information or graphic files using the Internet Explorer (IE).

To start the search

  • IE gives you access to all the most popular search engines through the Search bar, which is its special Explorer bar for searching the Web.
  • To open the Search bar, click the Search button on the Standard Buttons bar or press Ctrl+E. A new window will appear at the left-hand side of the screen.

IE Search function

  • In this window, you find a text box where you can type a few words to describe the kind of Web page to look for.

To access a Web site

  • Open the Internet Explorer.
  • In the Address bar, type the URL of the site you want to visit and press Enter.
  • For example, if you type: www.yahoo.com to the Address bar will direct you to the Yahoo site home page.
  • At the most right-hand side of the bar, there is a down arrow icon, you can click on it to visit the previously visited sites.

To set default loading page (Home Page)

  • To set default loading page (Home Page)
  • From the Tools menu, click on the Internet Options.

Internet options

  • In the General tab, Home page section, enter the default loading web page address (e.g. www.GoComputerTraining.com)
  • You can also click the Use Current button to make the current page your new home page if currently you already go to the Web page that you want to make the new home page..
  • Click Apply and follow by OK button..

To bookmark a favorite site

  • Browse until you see the intended web site to bookmark.
  • Click the Favorites menu and select Add to FavoritesÂ…

IE Add favorite dialog box

  • From the Add Favorite dialog box displayed, you can edit the Web page title that appears in the Name text box. Try to make it as descriptive as possible.
  • If you wish to make the Web page that you're adding to your Favorites available for offline browsing, select the Make available offline check box.
  • To add the favorite to a subfolder of Favorites, click the Create in button to expand the Add Favorite dialog box (if the files and folders aren't already displayed in the list box).
  • Click the appropriate subfolder or click the New Folder button to create a new folder in which to add your new favorite.

IE Add favorite new folder

  • Click OK to add the Web page to your Favorites.

Note: If you selected the Make Available Offline check box, a synchronization box appears and automatically configures your settings.

To change the web page text size

  • From the View menu, point to the Text Size and choose an option (Largest, Larger, Medium, Smaller, and Smallest).
  • Choose the Largest or Larger option to make the text on the current Web page appear bigger. Choose the Smaller or Smallest option to make the text appear smaller.

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