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INTRODUCTION

This article contains a list of resources to help you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

This article is for informational use only and does not contain any troubleshooting information. Instead, this article contains a list of resources for information about many usage topics.

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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


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

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:

Internet Explorer 6: Accessibility features and functionality
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd361904.aspx

Microsoft accessibility – Technology for everyone:
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/

Features

Search

For information about how to search the Web in Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:


Find stuff fast with Search
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/using/howto/basics/search.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

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

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 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 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

About the Pop-up Blocker
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537632.aspx

Configure the Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer
843016 How to configure the Pop-up Blocker in Internet Explorer

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/community/columns/securityupgrade.mspx

How Internet Explorer helps keep your data safe
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/securityandprivacy/default.mspx

Working with Internet Explorer 6 security settings
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/security/settings.mspx

Help safeguard your privacy on the Web
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/privacy/config.mspx

Microsoft security for home users
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx

Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/windowsxpsp2

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

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

Manually Configuring Windows Firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb877979.aspx

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

Description of the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
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

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

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

Learn about Internet Safety
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

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

Microsoft Security home page
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx

How to tell if a Microsoft security-related message is genuine
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/msemail.mspx

Updating your Microsoft software
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/athome/security/update/msupdates.mspx

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

Smart downloading
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/articles/downloadingsoftware.mspx
For more information about deceptive Web sites, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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

What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/basics/spyware.mspx

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

Spyware and your kids
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/windows/products/winfamily/defender/scan.mspx

For more information about deceptive software, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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 the following Microsoft Web site:
Information about cookies on Microsoft.com
http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm

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/ie6/enthusiast/default.mspx

Microsoft Internet Explorer frequently asked questions
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/evaluation/faq/default.mspx

Microsoft Internet Explorer Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/ph/807

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

Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2
843017 Description of the Internet Explorer Information Bar in Windows XP SP2


Windows XP Networking Features and Enhancements
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457047.aspx

New Networking Features in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb877964.aspx

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 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/ie6/using/howto/customizing/clearcache.mspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
153790 How to improve browsing performance in Internet Explorer

Error messages

"Invalid Page Fault"
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

Printing

For information about Print Preview issues, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/print/usingprintprev.mspx

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 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/ie6/using/howto/customizing/autoresize.mspx

Use the Image toolbar to work with pictures on the Web
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/using/howto/customizing/phototoolbar.mspx

Installation

For information about installation and setup issues, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx

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Article ID: 867470 - Last Review: March 28, 2013 - Revision: 21.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
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