Top Tips for Internet Explorer 10

Get more from your web browsing and Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.

IE10 or Internet Explorer 10 is now available for both Windows 8 and Windows 7 so we take you through a quick run down of the best features and tools you should use to get more from your web browsing and that funky high-speed HTML5-based engine.

1. Spell check

Internet Explorer 10 can now offer spell checking as you type into web sites, so you look a little less foolish! This needs to be added though before it’ll work.

To do this select Settings > Manage Add-ons > select Spelling Correction and click Get more Spelling Dictionaries online… Once installed you’ll be good to post everywhere.

1. Spell check

2. Pinned sites

Web sites now have the ability to offer pinned-site icons, these enable you to drag and drop their icon to the Windows task bar, so the website is always available from there.

Currently Microsoft is showcasing a range of popular website at iegallery.com/AddOns just drag and drop the icons provided to the task bar running along the bottom of your desktop.

2. Pinned sites

3. Address Bar searches

You can search direct from the Address Bar, just start typing the search you want and when you press return it’ll use your set search provider to return the results. However when you start typing a drop-down menu appears and you can select the search you want from the list provided.

3. Address Bar searches

4. Easy-add search providers

Microsoft has made it easy to control who provides your search results, so you can have as few or as many search engines to hand using the previous tip.

In IE10 browse to iegallery.com select Add-ons at the top and Search. Click the most popular and add the ones you need.

4. Easy-add search providers

5. Tracking Protection

Add tracking protection to your browser and stop sites sending on your details to advertisers.

In IE10 head to iegallery.com/en-gb/trackingprotectionlists and install one or more of the maintained lists. Select the Tools > Tracking Protection... menu to manage these lists.

5. Tracking Protection

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