Getting Started with Internet Explorer 8

If you're new to Internet Explorer 8 getting started is simple. Just follow these steps to start using this popular web browser.

Internet Explorer 8 toolbars

Video: IE 8 Toolbars

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Toolbars allow for one-click access to the menus, functions, and features of the web browser. Once you understand the Internet Explorer toolbars, your browsing experience will become more convenient and even tailored to your specific needs. For example, you can place your favorite websites in the Favorites bar for faster, one-click access.

The toolbar menu

The Favorites bar, Command bar, and Status bar are all standard toolbars in Internet Explorer. Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about the various toolbars in IE 8.

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