Introducing the Internet Explorer Web browser

Internet Explorer makes it easier to get the most from the World Wide Web, whether you are searching for new information or browsing your favorite Web sites. Built-in IntelliSense technology can save you time completing routine Web tasks, such as automatically completing Web addresses and forms for you, and automatically detecting your network and connection status.

The easiest way to get around the Web

Start typing a frequently used Web address in the Address bar, and a list of similar addresses appears that you can choose from. If a Web address is wrong, Internet Explorer can search for similar addresses to try to find a match.

Search for Web sites by clicking the Search button on the toolbar. Then in the Search bar, type a word or phrase that describes what you're looking for. When your search results appear, you can view the individual Web pages without losing your list of search results.

You can also search directly from the Address bar. Just type common names or words, and Internet Explorer can automatically take you to the site that most likely matches what you are searching for, and list other likely sites as well.

Go to other Web pages similar to the one you are viewing, without even doing a search. Just use the Show Related Links feature.

Once you're on a Web page, Internet Explorer can help you complete entries in any kind of Web-based form. Start typing, and a list of similar entries appears that you can choose from.

Browse through a list of Web pages you recently visited by clicking the History button on the toolbar. In addition you can rearrange or search the History list.

Use the Media bar to listen to media files and Internet radio stations while you browse the Web. Choose from a wide variety of music and talk radio stations.

A customizable browser 

Put shortcuts to your most frequently visited Web pages on your Links bar for quick access.

Add other frequently visited Web pages to your Favorites list for easy access. Organize your favorite items by using folders, and sort them in the order you want them.

Choose from a list of your favorite search providers and keep it handy for all your searches.

Take your favorite Web pages with you: to another computer or browser, or to share with your friends. You can even import bookmarks from Netscape Navigator.

The best choice for laptops

Mark your favorite Web pages for offline reading, and then view those pages when youre not connected to the Internet. You can update the content any time you're connected, or use a schedule to automatically update it.

Switch easily among different types of Internet connections without reconfiguring your settings.

Security and privacy when browsing the Web

Use the security and privacy features in Internet Explorer to help protect your privacy and make your computer and your personally identifiable information more secure.

Use security zones to set different levels of security for different areas of the Web to help protect your computer.

Use Content Advisor to screen out objectionable content by using industry-standard ratings that have been defined independently by the Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) committee.

Display Web pages in other languages 

If your Web browsing takes you to sites written in different languages, Internet Explorer can update your computer with the character sets you need to view these sites correctly.

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