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How to Use the Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to use the Explorer bar in Internet Explorer.The following topics are discussed:

  • Enabling and disabling the Explorer bar
  • Using the Explorer bar
  • Resizing the Explorer bar
MORE INFORMATION
The following Explorer bars are available in Internet Explorer:

  • Search bar
  • Favorites bar
  • History bar
  • Channels bar

Enabling and Disabling the Explorer Bar

To 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 Bar

When you enable the Explorer bar, a left pane and right pane are displayedin the Internet Explorer window. If you select the Favorites, History, orChannel bar, the contents of your Favorites, History, or Channels folderare 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 thatchanges each time you start Internet Explorer. If you do not want to usethe random search engine to perform your search, click a search engine inthe Select Provider box. This will be used as your default search enginewhen you open the Search bar. You must be connected to the Internet thefirst time you select Search.

If you conduct a search, the results of the search are displayed in theleft pane. If you then click an item in the left pane, the Web pageassociated with the item is displayed in the right pane.

Resizing Explorer Bars

To resize the Explorer bar, drag the border between the left and rightpanes to the left or right until the Explorer bar is the size you want.
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