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Tutorial: Surf safely with Internet Explorer 8.0

Get to grips with Microsoft's new web browser

Step 7: The Favorites bar also houses the Suggested Sites button. With a web page open, press this button and IE 8.0 will offer a list of similar websites you might enjoy. To turn this feature on or off, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options and click the Advanced tab. Tick or untick the Suggested Sites box.

Internet Explorer 8.0: Step 7

Step 8: IE 8.0's Web Slices feature notifies you of new information on sites that you check on a regular basis. If a Web Slice is available, a green icon will appear at the top of the browser. Click this to add the page to your feed and create a button in the Favorites bar. More sites should support Web Slices when IE 8.0 is fully launched.

Internet Explorer 8.0: Step 8

Step 9: Thanks to improvements in IE 8.0, you can easily reopen tabs if you close one accidentally or simply decide you want to go back and look at something. Start a new tab and IE 8.0 will automatically display the sites you've visited in the session. Pick a site and IE 8.0 will load the page you were viewing in that tab.

Internet Explorer 8.0: Step 9

Step 10: The Tab Groups feature colour-codes related tabs - as with the pages from PCAdvisor.co.uk in the picture. Unrelated tabs will display in a different colour. Closing one tab doesn't close the whole group unless you right-click and instruct the browser to do so. You can also remove a tab from a group: ‘Ungroup This Tab'.

Internet Explorer 8.0: Step 10

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