If you're new to Internet Explorer 8 getting started is simple. Just follow these steps to start using this popular web browser.
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 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.
The standard Menu bar allows you to take actions like opening a new tab or printing. You can access, customize, and manage the functions and features of the browser, including the Help menu. This toolbar is hidden by default. To display it, right-click the toolbar area and select Menu Bar.
You can bookmark webpages and add them to your Favorites bar for easy access. Simply click the star with the green arrow icon while on the webpage you want to bookmark. Click Favorites to access and manage your Favorites, Feeds, and History.
Internet Explorer recognizes some software programs and adds a toolbar for the program.
The Command bar includes shortcuts and commands for browser functions and features. You can add or remove commands to customize your toolbar for your specific needs.
The Status bar includes the status of a webpage as it loads, security settings, the ability to block content, and the ability to zoom in and zoom out.
Click the arrows to access additional icons, commands, and settings for the browser.