Wednesday, May 24, 2006

WORKING ORGANIZED IN IE BROWSER

We often and repeatedly use certain tools everyday on our searches. Cuztomizing the browser makes thing easier to access and it saves your time. You can drag your toolbar, Links bar, and Address bar anywhere you want them. You can even combine them to save space.

MAKING THE FOUR HANDY FOR RESEARCH

1. One Click Away: Add the Phone Directory & Reverse phone lookups in the Links bar [Delete the default websites]. To display the Links bar, a handy place to keep your favorite Web sites, click the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Links.
2. Google Toolbar
3. Linkedin Toolbar
4. Taskbar – Dictionary, Volume control, Outlook Express [having many icons on the windows desktop taskbar slows down the system performance; delete unnecessary icons]

[To understand the above four you may click on the illustration image above, open it and see how the command icons are organized to suit a researcher's need]

TIPS & TRICKS

1. To see the names of the buttons on the toolbar, click the View menu, point to Toolbars, click Customize, and then click Show Text.
2. To stop downloading a page, press ESC.
3. To change your home page to the page you have open, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Use Current.
4. To gain space on your hard disk by deleting temporary files, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click Delete Files.
5. You can add folders to your Favorites list by clicking the Favorites menu and then clicking Organize Favorites.
6. You can remove a shortcut from your Favorites or Links list or menu by right-clicking it and then clicking Delete.
7. To turn off the underlines in Web page links, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
8. To change a favorite site's offline properties, right-click the item on your Favorites list, and then click Properties.
9. To screen which Web sites can appear on your computer, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the Content tab, and then click Enable.
10. You can use the Media Explorer Bar to view and listen to media content on the web.
11. To go to the next page, press ALT+RIGHT ARROW.
12. To go to the previous page, press ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE.
13. You can see a list of Web sites you have visited recently by clicking the History button on the toolbar.
14. You can move your cursor into the Address bar by pressing ALT+D.
15. You can tell if the Web site you're on is secure; a lock icon appears on the status bar. For more information, double-click the icon.
16. You can add and remove buttons on the toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar and then clicking Customize.
17. You can save a Web page for offline reading by clicking the File menu and then clicking Save As.
18. Instead of clicking the Back button, you can press the BACKSPACE key to move back a page.
19. You can switch between a regular-sized Internet Explorer window and full-screen mode by pressing F11.
20. To save a page or picture without opening it, right-click the link for the item you want, and then click Save Target As.
21. You can get e-mail when a Web site changes. First make the site available for reading offline, then change its Download tab properties.
22. To make Web pages load faster, click the Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the Advanced tab, then turn off sounds and pictures.
23. When you add a Web page to your Favorites list, you can also make it available to read when you're not connected to the Internet.
24. To move to the beginning of a document, press the HOME key.
25. To move to the end of a document, press END.
26. To see a list of all Internet addresses you have typed during this session, click the small down arrow at the right end of the Address bar.
27. You can set a different level of security for each Web site. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
28. To search for a word or phrase on a Web page, press CTRL+F to open the Find dialog box.
29. You can close the current window by pressing CTRL+W.
30. To display a list of the Internet addresses you have typed in the Address bar, press F4.
31. In the Address bar, you can quickly move the cursor back between parts of the address by pressing CTRL+LEFT ARROW.
32. In the Address bar, you can quickly move the cursor forward between parts of the address by pressing CTRL+RIGHT ARROW.
33. If you use Netscape, you can learn about differences in Internet Explorer by clicking the Help menu and then clicking For Netscape Users.
34. To go to a new location, press CTRL+O.
35. You can install more Internet Explorer components by clicking the Tools menu and then clicking Windows Update.
36. If you want to learn more about using the World Wide Web, click the Help menu and then click Tour.
37. You can quickly put a shortcut to any Web page on your desktop by right-clicking in the page and then clicking Create Shortcut.
38. To see how any Web page was coded, right-click in the page, and then click View Source.
For more information about Internet Explorer features, click the Help menu and then click Contents and Index

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