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Monday, December 17, 2007

What you can do with Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer 7 has some new Google like options. If you don't like the way it looks you can change it. They also offer a few new working tips as well. With the new 7 which work for both Windows XP and Windows Vista, you can now build your own search bar engine, control how pages are printed and navigate a little easier using keyboard shortcuts. The tweaking ranges from easy to advanced – but a very stern word of warning must be given -- If you're unfamiliar with Registry editing don't mess with it. As a g33k friend to do it for you.

From Computerworld

1. Add your own search engine to IE

IE (Internet Explorer) 7 comes with a variety of built-in search providers you can choose from the Search Bar in the browser's upper right-hand corner. It's easy to add more by clicking the down arrow on the far right of the bar, choosing Find More Providers and then adding them from the page that appears.

But you're not stuck with the list of search providers (also called engines) that Microsoft supplies. You can build your own search engine and use it in IE's Search Bar to search through any site, no matter where you are on the Internet.

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3. Get multiple tabs under control

Anyone who's tried tabbed browsing knows it's vastly superior to the old way of browsing, with a separate window for each Web site you're looking at. But once you get going, it's easy to get lost in a sea of tabs.

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6. Get around IE fast with keyboard shortcuts

Mousing and clicking in IE can slow you down. A much better bet is to use keyboard shortcuts. The following tables list some of the most useful ones.

Find a word or phrase Ctrl-F

Zoom In Ctrl-+ (Ctrl and the plus sign)

Refresh the current page Ctrl-R or F5

Open a new tab Ctrl-T

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