Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser Tutorial

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Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser Tutorial:

Clearing Cache / History
Changing what the browser is allowed to run/display (images, flash, pop-ups)
Browser Security
Changing the home page
Viewing the Source Code of a file
Favorite pages/ Bookmarks
A select few other options/features


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Clearing Cache / History

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     From the Tools menu,
Choose Internet Options

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     In the second portion, BROWSING HISTORY, you can clear the cache by clicking DELETE

Changing what the browser is allowed to run/display (images, flash, pop-ups)

Internet_Explorer_v7      From the Tools menu,
Choose Pop-up Blocker
You can toggle the popup block on or off here

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     From the Pop Up settings,
you can disable popups to allow them to occur for specific websites.

Browser Security

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     From the Tools menu,
Choose Phishing Filter
This helps protect you from websites that might try to phish information from you

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     From the Tools menu,
Choose Internet Options

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     Choose the tab marked Security
Here you can restrict sites or add sites that you trust
If you click Custom Level, you'll get:

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     Here you can enable / disable / or set a prompt to allow for certain scripts on websites to run
Disabling scripts helps protect your computer from possible viruses, but may prevent you from view websites that do run the scripts as part of the page

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     Choose the tab marked Privacy
This allows you to choose what level of cookies you want to accept
You can also affect your Pop-up blocker here.

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     Choose the tab marked Content
This allows you to choose what website can be surfed to
You can also affect your Auto-Complete forms and passwords here. Click Settings in the Auto complete section

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     If you share your computer with someone else/ use a public computer, you may not want your personal information and passwords stored

Changing the home page

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     From the Tools menu,
Choose Internet Options

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     You can type in a new URL for your home page here

Viewing the Source Code of a file

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     From the View menu,
Choose Source
The system will autolaunch the source code for the website

Favorite pages/ Bookmarks

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     From the Favorites menu, you can view all of your favorites
Add to your favorites
Or organize your favorites

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     In the organization area, you can rename things
Move them into folders
Create new folders
And delete old bookmarks that you no longer need

A few options and Features

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     From the Tools menu
Choose Diagnose Connection Problems
As part of the Windows community you can try to diagnose what might be preventing you from reaching a webpage