Internet Explorer Tips

Change the Default Search Engine in IE via Registry

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Changing the default search engine to something other than Bing is really easy in Internet Explorer and takes just a few clicks. That is, unless you work in a corporate environment and your network administrator has the web browser settings locked down. Some admins go a little overboard with restrictions and forcing people to search […]

Enable Private Browsing in IE 11 and Microsoft Edge

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If you want to browse the Internet and not have your search or browsing history recorded locally on your computer, then the private browsing mode (called InPrivate) in IE 11 and Microsoft Edge is a good option to consider. Note that turning on private browsing in the browser only prevents the browser from storing your […]

Change View Source Code Editor in IE 8 thru 11

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Ever view the source code for a webpage in Internet Explorer? Every webpage you view on the Internet is actually just code written in various languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript and more. All of these elements combine to create a webpage you can view and interact with. By default, IE will open the source code […]

How to Open Internet Explorer in Full Screen or Kiosk Mode

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Did you know that Internet Explorer has multiple modes that you can enable like Kiosk Mode and Full Screen Mode? The names of these modes are a bit confusing because you can minimize IE into a smaller window in Full Screen Mode, but can’t in Kiosk mode. I’ll explain in more detail below. Kiosk mode […]

How to Fix Internet Explorer has Encountered a Problem and Needs to Close

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Have you ever been browsing the Internet using IE happily until all of a sudden you get this horrid “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close” error message, after which IE completely shuts down and you lose all of your tabs along with any forms you might have been filling out? Now […]

Switch Between Tabs in Any Browser Using Shortcut Keys

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For those keyboard ninjas who hate using the mouse, switching between tabs in your browser window is essential since most people probably have a bunch of tabs open at once. I personally use my mouse for navigating tabs, but there are times when it’s easier to just use the keyboard, like when I am doing […]

How to Enable Cookies in Internet Explorer

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Cookies are small little files that web sites use to store information on your computer in order to make it more convenient for you by saving certain pieces of information about your personal preferences. For example, a cookie can be stored with your user name that you use to login, so that the next time […]

How to Clear or Hide Your Search and Browsing History

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Need to clear your Google search history to keep your searches away from prying eyes? Or searching for something that you know would get you in trouble if someone found out? Well this article will help you avoid being caught! This article has been updated since it was first written in 2007 with a whole […]

IE 9 Not Remembering Passwords?

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I ran into an annoying problem the other day where Internet Explorer would not remember a password when I was logging into a site. I don’t really remember when it stopped remembering passwords, but it didn’t seem to matter which site I would log into, it just didn’t ask me if I wanted to save […]

OTT Guide to Opening Links in IE 10

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If you haven’t noticed yet, Windows 8 has two versions of Internet Explorer. Basically, two different Internet Explorers: one is the Metro IE and the other is the desktop IE. I have explained in a previous post the differences between Metro and desktop IE and why I think it’s probably not a good idea. Two separate […]