Microsoft has added Internet Explorer into all of their products; therefore, it's impossible to get away from the program itself if you purchase a Windows PC. For most people, Internet Explorer is the first method they used to gain internet access, and it's their preferred way of exploring the internet. So, understanding how to use Internet Explorer is pretty important. Not only is it important for these reasons, in today's day and age it's essential that you understand the ins and outs of the program and fully and utterly understand how to use Internet Explorer.
To use Internet Explorer, you must have a computer and an internet connection. They have made it very easy to use Internet Explorer, so you will have very little problems in learning the program itself. The icon is a blue lower case "e". To get started, simply drag your mouse over this icon and double click the left button on your mouse. This double click will open up the program and you'll be surfing the net as soon as it comes up.
Above the large browsing window you'll see a toolbar which lists additional actions you can take: File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, and Help. Each one of these will produce a separate drop down menu with items that can help you when you are using Internet Explorer. There is a large bar of white space at the top, which will probably say Internet Explorer.com or Google.com. This is the address bar. This white bar is where you can put the internet addresses of sites that you'd like to visit.
When you use Internet Explorer, there might be a web page that you are particularly fond of, or a page you would like to come back to again and again. When you arrive at one of these "favorite" pages, you can bookmark so that you always have it in your little file of favorite web pages. To do this, click Bookmark on the top toolbar, and then click "bookmark this page". When you do this, the page address is displayed in your bookmarks drop down menu for as long as you'd like.
When you use Internet Explorer, you can get to everything you want. With a few clicks in the Tools section, you can decide whether or not your kids should be surfing the same way you are. If you don't want them to, just click on the Security button and choose which sites you wish to block from their view. When you use Internet Explorer, you are riding the waves and surfing the World Wide Web.