Internet Explorer

In Windows 8 Internet Explorer is the current default web browser. Learn all about using Windows 8 IE together in this free lesson.

Favorites

If you find a website you'd like to visit later, you can add it to your favorites, which most browsers call bookmarks. You can also pin a site directly to the Start screen.

To add a favorite:

  1. Navigate to the website you wish to favorite, then select the Favorites button.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11Accessing the Favorites toolbar
  2. The Favorites toolbar will appear. Select the Add to favorites button.


    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11Selecting the Add to favorites button
  3. A dialog box will appear. Click the drop-down menu to select a folder for the website, then click Add to save the site as a favorite.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11Clicking Add to save the favorite

You can also press Ctrl+D on your keyboard to add a site to your favorites.

To pin a website:

When you pin a website, Internet Explorer will create a shortcut for it, which will appear on your Start screen. Unlike favorites, pinned websites don't require you to navigate to the browser to view them.

  1. Navigate to the website you wish to pin. Select the Favorites button, then select the Pin site button.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11Selecting the Pin Site button
  2. A dialog box will appear. Select Pin to Start.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11Clicking Pin to Start
  3. The website will be pinned to the Start screen.
    screenshot of Internet Explorer 11The pinned website