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IE 4.0/Win98

Do You Have The Cache?

When you pass your mouse pointer over a link that is neither cached nor available via a live link, you'll see a special "no link" symbol-a circle with a diagonal line through it. This is the quickest way to determine if a link will bring up the page you want.

Where Have You Been?

Right-clicking on the Forward and Back buttons brings up a list of the sites you've visited. You can go to one of the locations in the list by selecting it.

Drag-and-Drop URLs

Each URL in the Address box is accompanied by a small icon. By dragging and dropping the icon, you can put that URL just about anywhere.

Go Home

Drag and drop a URL icon onto the Home button to make the URL your Home location.

My Favorite Location

Drag and drop a URL icon onto the Favorites menu to add it to the list.

The Missing Link

Drag and drop a URL icon onto your Desktop or into a folder to create a link there.

Easy Subscription

Drag and drop a URL icon onto the subscription item to subscribe to the page.

Modify Your Menus

You can rearrange Windows Explorer menus by dragging and dropping the items you want where you want them.

Move Menus

You can even move the menu bar using drag and drop.

Get There Fast

You may already have discovered that typing the main part of a URL (for example, "winmag" instead of "http://www.winmag.com") is a quick route to a Web site-but it's not the fastest way. The reason for this is that the browser tries all possible prefixes and suffixes. If you know the URL has "http://www" in the front and ".com" at the end, type in the main part (e.g., "winmag") and press Ctrl+Enter. The browser will add the rest of the URL instantly.

The Big Picture

You can switch from a windowed view to full-screen mode with the browser by selecting Full Screen from the View menu.


Windows Magazine, October 1997, page 92.

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