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Overview - Desktop App (Windows 7/8)

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Back/Forward Buttons

Use these buttons to navigate backwards and forwards through recently viewed web pages

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Tabs

Allows you to have multiple websites open at a time and easily switch between them by clicking the relevant tab

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Takes you to the page set as your home page, usually defaults to your internet providers homepage but can be customized by clicking Tools, Internet Options


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Shows a list of your favorite websites along with a list of feeds you are subscribed to and the history of websites you have visited recently - the option to add the current page or all open tabs to your favorites is also shown here


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Allows you to access settings relating to Internet Explorer as well as options for printing, online safety and to view downloaded files

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Website content

Your chosen website content is displayed here

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Zoom Level

Allows you to increase/decrease the size of the page - useful to make the text larger if you are struggling to read it

 

If the zoom option is not showing see Tips and Tricks below

 

Overview - Windows 8 App

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If you right mouse click anywhere on the page (or swipe up if using a tablet) the options pane will appear at the bottom of the screen (as shown above) - the table below explains all the available options:-

 

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Website content

Your chosen website content is displayed here

2

Tabs

Allows you to have multiple websites open at a time and easily switch between them by clicking the relevant tab

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New tab

Opens a new and allows you to choose to open a frequently used website or to type in the address of a website you wish to visit

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Tab tools

Allows you to re-open closed tabs or to open an InPrivate browsing tab

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Back/Forward Buttons

Use these buttons to navigate backwards and forwards through recently viewed web pages

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Address bar

Type the address of the website you wish to visit here

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Reading view

If this icon appears then you can click it to enable reading view, which changes the layout of a webpage, removing unnecessary images etc to make it a lot easier to read on a small screen device such as a tablet

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Refresh

Reloads the current page

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Favorites

Shows all your favorites (bookmarked) website, as well as options to add current page to favorites, share favorites or to pin the site to your Start Screen

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Page tools

Allows you to search on current page, view downloads, or view the current page in the desktop version of Internet Explorer