Getting Started with Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 8 is a web browser from Microsoft. Compared to previous versions, IE 8 includes several options and features that will enhance your browsing experience, including tab groups, accelerators, web slices, and InPrivate Browsing. Throughout this tutorial, you will become familiar with Internet Explorer, and you'll learn how to customize its features to meet your browsing needs.
In this lesson, we will show you the tools and functions of the Internet Explorer 8 interface. In addition, we will teach you how to customize your toolbars and homepage.
If you're new to web browsing, this interactive will introduce you to the key functions and features of the Internet Explorer 8 interface. If you are already familiar with previous versions of Internet Explorer or other web browsers, you can review the interactive for some Internet Explorer 8 features like tab groups, visual suggestions, and the Compatibility View button.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become familiar with the IE 8 interface.
The Navigation buttons allow you to move back and forth between webpages. The drop-down menu lets you choose which page you want to navigate to.
The Address bar is where you'll type the desired web address. As you type an address, Internet Explorer will look for matched sites in your Favorites and browsing history. These matches (also called suggestions) will appear below the Address bar. You can click a suggestion to navigate to the website.
The buttons in the Address bar include Compatibility View, Refresh, and Stop.
The Search bar offers suggestions as you type. You can customize the search engine used here as well.
You can bookmark websites you frequent or those you just want to save by adding them to your Favorites. The Favorites menu allows you to manage your favorites, feeds, and history.
The Favorites bar displays your bookmarks for easy access. You can click the star button with the green arrow to add websites to the Favorites bar.
When you open a website in a new tab, tab groups will color code them for better organization. In addition, the New Tab page opens with link options for your convenience.
For convenience, you can add icons to the Command bar for common functions like printing, emailing, and accessing menu options.