How to install Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is a popular web browser that comes installed on Windows operating systems. IE 9 only works on Vista and Windows 7.
Before you can begin installing Internet Explorer, you will need to open a web browser already installed on your computer. This is usually Internet Explorer or Safari depending on your operating system.
1) Click in the address bar and type www.ie9.com

2) Press the Enter key to load the website.
3) Click the download now button.

4) Choose to either Save or Run the file after downloading.

5) Click Run again to open the installer.

During installation, Internet Explorer may need to close some of the programs you have open. After the installation has completed, you will be prompted to restart your computer.
After Windows reboots, you can open Internet Explorer, and the new version will run.

How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer

A cookie is a piece of text that is stored on your computer by a web browser. Cookies can be used to store login info, preferences and shopping cart data. Many websites require cookies to be enabled before you can access them.
1) To see options to manage cookies, open the menu.

2) Go to Internet Options.
3) Click the Privacy tab.

4) Drag the slider to the top to decline all cookies from all sites.

This isn’t advisable since doing so will make many websites unusable.
5) Drag the slider to the bottom to accept cookies from all sites.

6) A setting in the middle should be fine for most cases.

7) Click Advanced for more options.
8) Checking this box overrides automatic cookie handling.

Now you can set your own custom options that will determine how first and third-party cookies are handled.
9) Check this box to allow session cookies.

10) Click OK.
11) Click Sites.

This window lets you allow or block cookies from specific domains.

12) Type the address of a website.
13) Click Allow if you want to automatically accept all cookies from this domain.

14) Choose Block to decline all cookies from this site.
15) Click OK.

16) Click OK to close the options window.

That’s it! Now you know how to manage cookies in Internet Explorer.

How to manage history and cache in Internet Explorer

The History in web browsers is a list of all websites you have visited. The Cache stores data so future requests to that data can be loaded faster. Both of these can become quite large with frequent use.
1) Click this star icon to expand the menu.

2) Click the History tab.
The web pages will be sorted by the date they were visited.

3) Expand the menu to choose a different sorting method.

4) Click a site or page and press the delete key to remove items from your history.

5) Click Yes to delete.

If you have a lot of pages, deleting history using this method can be tedious, so, let’s see how to delete our entire history.
6) Open the menu.

7) Go to Safety.

8) Click Delete browsing history.
9) Select the items to delete: temporary internet files, cookies, history, download history, form data, and passwords.

10) Once you click Delete, the deleted items cannot be recovered.
11) Now let’s view our history. Everything that was here previously has been permanently deleted.

That’s it! Now you know how to manage your history and cache in Internet Explorer.

How to manage saved passwords in Internet Explorer

You can set Internet Explorer to remember your passwords for sites you visit, however, you shouldn’t enable this if you are on a public computer.
1) Open the menu.

2) Click Internet Options.
3) Go to the Content tab.

4) Click Settings next to AutoComplete.

5) Check this box if you want to remember user names and passwords on forms.

6) If you want IE to ask before storing a password, check this box.

7) Click OK.
8) Click OK to close the options.

9) Now let’s enter our username and password on this site.

Here is the message asking if you want IE to remember the password for this domain.

That’s it! Now you know how to set Internet Explorer to remember your passwords.

How to manage bookmarks in Internet Explorer

When you add a page to your favorites, the web address is stored in a file on your computer for future access.
1) To manage your favorites, open the menu.

These are the default bookmarks Internet Explorer creates automatically. You can sort your bookmarks into folders.
2) Click a folder to view the links stored in it.

3) Click this icon to pin the Favorites Center to the browser window.
This will prevent your favorites from closing while you’re trying to add or organize them.

Links stored under the folder called Favorites Bar will show up in a toolbar. Let’s see how to show the toolbar.
4) Right click in the title bar.

5) Click Favorites Bar.
Here is the favorites bar.

6) To add this page to your favorites, click here.

7) Choose to add this link to your favorites or favorites bar.
8) Let’s create a new folder for this page.

9) Type a name for the folder and click Create.

10) Click Add.

11) Click the new folder to view the page we bookmarked.

Now let’s see how to organize our favorites.
12) Click this arrow to expand the menu.

13) Click Organize Favorites.
14) Click and drag any folder or page to re-organize.

15) Click Close when done.

Here is the folder we just moved to the favorites bar.

That’s it! Now you know how to manage your bookmarks in Internet Explorer.

How to change the home page in Internet Explorer

The Home Page is the website that loads whenever you open Internet Explorer and can be changed to anything you want.
1) Click here to open the menu.

2) Click Internet Options.
3) Type a web address to use for the home page.

4) Click OK.
5) Clicking this icon of a house will load the home page.

That’s it! Now you know how to change your home page in Internet Explorer.

How to check if JavaScript is enabled in Internet Explorer

Some websites may require that JavaScript be enabled before you can use it.
1) First, open the menu.

2) Click Internet Options.
3) Go to the Security tab.

4) Click Custom Level.

5) Scroll down to the scripting options.

6) Click Enable under Active Scripting.

7) Click Yes to make the changes.

That’s it! Now you know how to enable or disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

How to control the pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer

Some sites may try to open pop-ups, which are new browser windows that may be hidden under the current window or displayed on the top.
Generally, pop-ups are used for advertising, but some sites may use them to show information without disrupting the currently open page.
Whenever Internet Explorer blocks a pop-up window, a message like this one will appear.

In this menu, you can choose to allow pop-ups for this website or open the pop-up blocker options.
Let’s see how to add a website manually.
1) Open the menu.

2) Click Internet Options.
3) Go to the Privacy tab.

4) If you want to allow all pop-up windows, deselect this box.

5) Click Settings.
6) Type the address of the web site for which you want to allow pop-ups and click Add.

7) Click Close.

That’s it! Now you know how to manage your pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer.