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Lists resources to help users use Internet Explorer 6.

Resources for using Internet Explorer

User interface
Browser layout
For information about how to customize the Internet Explorer Web browser layout and toolbars, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
How to customize your Web browsing layout
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/custombrowser.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/custombrowser.mspx)

Internet Explorer step by step tutorials Customizing the toolbar
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/toolbar.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/toolbar.aspx)

Internet Explorer step by step tutorials Adjusting text size and style, formatting and colors
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/adjusting.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/adjusting.aspx)
Home page
You can configure Internet Explorer to use a particular Web site as the default home page. When you start Internet Explorer or click the Home button on the Internet Explorer toolbar, Internet Explorer opens the specified Web site.

For additional information about how to set the home page, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/prsonalizehmpg.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/prsonalizehmpg.mspx)
Accessibility features
Computer technology is an important and powerful tool for people with disabilities. Internet Explorer's assistive technology solutions help people of all abilities realize their potential.

For additional information about our commitment to our customers and about how to use the accessibility features of Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Increasing accessibility with advanced options
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/advanced.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/advanced.aspx)

Internet Explorer 6: Accessibility features and functionality
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/ie/6/all/reskit/en-us/part3/c12ie6rk.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/ie/6/all/reskit/en-us/part3/c12ie6rk.mspx)

Using accessibility features in Internet Explorer:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/acce_ov.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/acce_ov.mspx)

Microsoft accessibility Technology for everyone:
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ (http://www.microsoft.com/enable)
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Features
Search
For information about how to search the Web in Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Surfing, browsing, and finding your way on the Web
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/findyourway.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/findyourway.mspx)

Learning how to browse the Web faster and more easily
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/browstip.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/browstip.mspx)
Find stuff fast with Search
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/basics/search.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/basics/search.mspx)

Finding the information you want on the Internet
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/search_dec_tree.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/search_dec_tree.mspx)
Favorites
Internet Explorer has a Favorites feature that you can use to put Web sites that you visit frequently in easy reach. For additional information about how to use Favorites to access the Web, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/share/favorites.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/share/favorites.mspx)
AutoComplete
You can save time while using Internet Explorer by automating routine tasks. You can automate such tasks as filling out Web addresses, user names, and passwords. With the AutoComplete feature, you can also fill out some Web form entries automatically.

For more information about AutoComplete, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Save time with AutoComplete
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/autocomplete.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/autocomplete.mspx)

Saving time by using AutoComplete
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/autocomplete.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/ie6/autocomplete.aspx)
For more information about how to use the AutoComplete feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
217148 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217148/) How to use the AutoComplete feature in Internet Explorer 5 and 6
Pop-up blocker
Internet Explorer includes features that can help control Internet pop-up advertisements that appear in new windows while you are using the Internet. For more information about how to control Internet pop-up advertisements, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308446 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308446/) A new window appears when you visit some Web sites
For more information about how to control Internet pop-up advertisements, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
MSN Toolbar including Pop-up Guard
http://toolbar.msn.com/installsuccess.aspx (http://toolbar.msn.com/installsuccess.aspx)

Prevent pop-up ad windows when browsing with Internet Explorer
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/restrictedsites/stoppopups.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/sp2_popupblocker.mspx)

Block Pop-up Windows with Internet Explorer
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/sp2_popupblocker.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/web/sp2_popupblocker.mspx)

About the Pop-up Blocker
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/popup_blocker.asp (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/popup_blocker.asp)

Configure the Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer

843016 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843016/) How to configure the Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
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Security and privacy
As a leader in the computing industry, Microsoft carries a substantial responsibility. We are making significant investments to increase the security of our products and to provide implementation guides and training based on industry best practices for security. Internet Explorer includes privacy and security features that let you specify settings to help in three ways: To help protect your personally identifiable information
To help prevent people from obtaining information that you have not given them permission to obtain
To help protect your computer from unsafe software
For more information about the privacy and security features that are included in Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Understand and maintain security with Internet Explorer
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/security/default.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/security/default.asp)

How Internet Explorer helps keep your data safe
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/browsingsafety.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/browsingsafety.asp)

Working with Internet Explorer 6 security settings
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/settings.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/settings.asp)

Understanding security zones
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/zone_ovr.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/zone_ovr.mspx)

Help safeguard your privacy on the Web
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/privacy/config.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/privacy/config.asp)

Microsoft security for home users
http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/basics.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/basics.asp)

Help protect your computer with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/sp2.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/sp2.mspx)

Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx)

Protect Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx)

Internet firewalls: Frequently asked questions
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/firewall.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/firewall.mspx)

Understanding Windows Firewall
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/internet/sp2_wfintro.mspx)

Manually Configuring Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0204.mspx)

Use the Internet Connection Firewall
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/icf.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/icf.mspx)

Why you should use a computer firewall
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/fwbenefits.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/fwbenefits.mspx)

Description of the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall

320855 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320855/) Description of the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
Content Advisor and helping protect children online
We express our commitment to children's online safety by regularly providing technology tools and educational materials. The Content Advisor feature in Internet Explorer 6 helps you limit what your children can view online. For more information about Internet safety, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Browse the Web with Content Advisor
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/contentadv/config.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/security/contentadv/config.mspx)

Microsoft Kids Passport
http://kids.passport.net/ (http://kids.passport.net/)

MSN Staying Safe Online
http://www.msn.staysafeonline.com/ (http://www.msn.staysafeonline.com/)

Tips for keeping kids safer online
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/childrenonline.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/childrenonline.mspx)

Learn about Internet Safety
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/kidviolcontent.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/kidviolcontent.mspx)

Microsoft on the issues: Protect our children
http://www.microsoft.com/issues/essays/2004/04-21children.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/issues/essays/2004/04-21children.mspx)
Protection information
For more information about how to protect your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Three steps to help protect your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/security/protect/alert.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/uk/security/protect/alert.mspx)

Microsoft Security home page
http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.asp)

How to tell if a Microsoft security-related message is genuine
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/email/ms_genuine_mail.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/email/ms_genuine_mail.mspx)

Updating your Microsoft software
http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/swupdates.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/security/articles/swupdates.asp)

Reduce your virus risk with updated antivirus software
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/default.mspx)

Smart downloading
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/downloadingsoftware.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/articles/downloadingsoftware.asp)
For more information about deceptive Web sites, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
833786 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833786/) Steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself from deceptive (spoofed) Web sites and malicious hyperlinks
Deceptive software
Deceptive software includes programs that take over your home page or search page without your permission. There are a number of ways that deceptive software can install on your computer. A frequent trick is to covertly install the software during the installation of other software that you want. For example, when you download an add-on toolbar for Internet Explorer or a music or video file sharing program, the deceptive program may download at the same time. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Microsoft: Spyware and deceptive software
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/twc/privacy/default.mspx)

What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/spywarewhat.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/spywarewhat.mspx)

Defining Malware: FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/alerts/info/malware.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/alerts/info/malware.mspx)

Spyware and your kids
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/kidsspyware1.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/kidsspyware1.mspx)

How to scan your computer for spyware using Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/support/howto/scan.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/support/howto/scan.mspx)

How to Protect Your Computer from Spyware and Adware
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/honeycutt_spyware.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/honeycutt_spyware.mspx)


For more information about deceptive software, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
827315 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827315/) Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
Cookies
Some Web sites store information in a small text file on your computer. This file is known as a cookie. There are several types of cookies. You can set up Internet Explorer to save some, none, or all of them on your computer. If you do not allow cookies at all, you may not be able to view some Web sites or take advantage of customization features (such as local news and weather, or stock quotes). For more information about Cookies, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
Understanding cookies
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sec_cook.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/sec_cook.mspx)

Information about cookies on Microsoft.com
http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm (http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm)
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Troubleshooting
General
For general support information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Get more from the Web with Internet Explorer 6
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/enthusiast/default.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/enthusiast/default.asp)

Microsoft Internet Explorer frequently asked questions
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/evaluation/faq/default.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/evaluation/faq/default.asp)

Microsoft Internet Explorer Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;EN-US;ie (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;ie)

Networking and the Web:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/hs_networking_web.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/hs_networking_web.mspx)

Internet Explorer Home Page
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx)

Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2

843017 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/843017/) Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2


Windows XP Networking Features and Enhancements
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/evaluate/netwkxp.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/evaluate/netwkxp.mspx)

New Networking Features in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0104.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0104.mspx)

Wireless Networking Improvements in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/netwimprovements.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/netwimprovements.mspx)

To search the Knowledge Base for troubleshooting information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;KBHOWTO (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;kbhowto)
For more information about how to search the Knowledge Base, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
242450 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242450/) How to query the Microsoft Knowledge Base by using keywords and query words
Optimizing performance
For information about how to optimize the performance of Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/clearcache.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/clearcache.asp)
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
153790 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/153790/) How to improve browsing performance in Internet Explorer
Error messages
"Invalid Page Fault"
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218983 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=218983)

Cannot Open a Web Page in Internet Explorer and "Page Cannot Be Displayed" Error Is Displayed
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293402 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293402)
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Printing
For information about Internet Explorer printing issues, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2073/en-us/?sid=72&aid=3 (http://support.microsoft.com/ph/2073/en-us/?sid=72&aid=3)
For information about Print Preview issues, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/print/usingprintprev.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/print/usingprintprev.asp)
Pictures
For more information issues with pictures in Internet Explorer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260650 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260650/) Internet Explorer does not save graphics files in the proper format
For information about other picture issues, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Learn how to use Automatic Image Resizing
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/autoresize.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/autoresize.asp)

Use the Image toolbar to work with pictures on the Web
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/phototoolbar.asp (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/customizing/phototoolbar.asp)
Installation
For information about installation and setup issues, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx