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This article describes how to use the Explorer bar in Internet Explorer. The following topics are discussed:
The following Explorer bars are available in Internet Explorer:
Enabling and Disabling the Explorer BarTo enable the Explorer bar, point to Explorer Bar on the View menu, and then click the specific Explorer bar you want to display.
To disable the Explorer bar, point to Explorer Bar on the View menu, and then click None.
Using the Explorer BarWhen you enable the Explorer bar, a left pane and right pane are displayed in the Internet Explorer window. If you select the Favorites, History, or Channel bar, the contents of your Favorites, History, or Channels folder are displayed in the left pane. If you click an object in the left pane, the object is displayed in the right pane.
NOTE: This Active Server Pages file loads a random search engine that changes each time you start Internet Explorer. If you do not want to use the random search engine to perform your search, click a search engine in the Select Provider box. This will be used as your default search engine when you open the Search bar. You must be connected to the Internet the first time you select Search.
If you conduct a search, the results of the search are displayed in the left pane. If you then click an item in the left pane, the Web page associated with the item is displayed in the right pane.
Resizing Explorer BarsTo resize the Explorer bar, drag the border between the left and right panes to the left or right until the Explorer bar is the size you want.
Article ID: 171232 - Last Review: August 13, 2007 - Revision: 3.4
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