IE9: A getting started guide

The revamped browser warrants taking another look at Internet Explorer.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Internet, ie9, microosft

Protection and a new window will appear where you can activate the feature.   Once enabled, tracking protection will automatically start blocking sites from monitoring you. You can also download predefined tracking lists here by clicking on "Add TPL" next to each list you'd like to add to your browser.

Set Your Search Provider

Similar to Google Chrome's Omnibox, IE9 lets you search directly in the URL address bar (called the One Box in IE) instead of in a separate search field.

By default, IE9 uses Bing as its search provider, but if you want to change this click on the settings icon (the cog) in the upper right corner of the browser window and select "Manage Add-Ons." Then in the pop-up window select "Search Providers" and then "Find more search providers" in the bottom left of the window. This will take you to the IE9 add-ons gallery where you can choose from a variety of search options including Bing, Google, Yahoo Search Suggestions, Wikipedia, Facebook, and many others. You can also create your own search provider by clicking here and following the instructions.

Once you add a search provider, you will see all your search options appear at the bottom of the drop-down menu when you search using the One Box. This lets you quickly switch between search providers if you want to search for a topic on Wikipedia, for example, and then switch back to your favorite search engine.

IE9 has a lot of new features to offer, so if you haven't taken a look at IE in awhile, you should check out the latest iteration of Microsoft's Web browser.

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