By default, Internet Explorer 10 and 9 use Bing as their default search engine. I like Bing and l am using it a lot more often than I used to, because their algorithms have improved over time. However, some people just want to use Google and are not interested in using Bing. For them, I have created this quick tutorial, showing how to add Google as the default search provider in Internet Explorer. This guide also works for the modern version of Internet Explorer 10, included with Windows 8 or Windows RT.
Tutorials, how to guides and benchmarks about Internet Explorer. Lear how to use it, extend its functionality with add-ons, etc.
In a previous article we explained what the SmartScreen Filter is, how it works and why it is important to your security. However, if you decide that the SmartScreen Filter is rather annoying and you want to turn it off, here’s how this is done.
One of the things I was interested to learn about Windows 8 is whether Internet Explorer 10 is a good browser or not. Is it worthy to use as your main browser? Does it offer good enough performance to be considered a relevant browser in the future? I ran a few tests and also compared it with Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Also, I compared the data from my previous tests with Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the Release Preview and I have noticed some very interesting changes. Let’s see what I have learned.
What is this feature: InPrivate, Private Browsing, Incognito or Private Tab? What does it do for you and how safe does it keep you? Today we will have a look at what these privacy modes have to offer, in the five most used browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
As promised, I would like to continue our series of articles on 64-bit browsing with Internet Explorer. I’ve used it for a couple of days, tried to find the plugins and add-ons I needed, and evaluate if I can actually make the switch from the 32-bit version. Can you browse the web on 64-bit, without ever returning to the 32-bit edition of Internet Explorer? Learn from this article.
The 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 9 has been sitting there, installed on my computer for a long time and I never bothered to check it out. I knew that there weren’t any plugins for it and that some websites would not work well on it. But things have changed in the meantime and the plugin problem has disappeared. Therefore I decided it to take it for a spin and see how well it works. First, I spent some time to run a few benchmarks, compare it to the 32-bit version and see if there is any performance gain. Read this article to learn what I have found.
Do you have a laptop or netbook with average or poor battery lifetime? If that’s the case, you might want to use an Internet browser that’s able to take advantage of the power saving features included with Windows 7 or Windows 8. We tested all the major browsers and had some very surprising results. Read on to learn which browser is best at squeezing more time out of your laptop’s battery. Is it Google Chrome? Is it Internet Explorer? Or is it Firefox?
Even though not many websites cover Internet Explorer extensively and write interesting articles and tutorials about it, this browser still manages to hold the title of the most used browser. One of the reasons for it is that it provides some interesting functionality that other browsers don’t have or have not fully adopted. Here is a list of 5 great features Internet Explorer has and other browser do not, which I would love to see being adopted by everybody.
Another less known feature of Internet Explorer is that, not only it checks the websites you visit against a list of known malicious sites, but it also allows users to report malicious websites they encounter. In this tutorial, I will show how to report such websites and why it is good to report them.
One of the cool features introduced by Microsoft in Internet Explorer is the ability to save battery time while browsing the web. This article will show how this is done and share a rough estimate about the performance impact this has on your browsing experience.
When using Internet Explorer or Windows 8, you can encounter warning messages when trying to download or run specific files. You get warnings stating that the file "is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer" or that "running this program might put your PC at risk". Why does this happen, what does it mean and what are the options you have? This article will answer these questions.
After published our article on password security habits, one of our readers asked for a followup on exporting your passwords in order to swap them from one computer or another. This also might be necessary as a backup in case your files are corrupted or lost. Because LastPass helps your security by making all of your passwords different, keeping up with that data might become essential to your ability to quickly login to many of your accounts. So, keeping a backup of this information is a very good idea. Luckily, the people at LastPass recognize how reliant a user might become on their software to keep up with their passwords and made the process relatively simple.