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Tom's Guide: Internet Explorer Tips, Tricks, and Add-ons

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest story on Internet Explorer.

Once the top dog among the world's web browsers, Internet Explorer lost its spot to Chrome back in April (according to StatCounter data). However, Microsoft's IE still holds its own as the number one browser in North America with over 40 percent of the market. This week, the Tom's Guide team took some time to lay out some of the best tips and tricks for Microsoft's web browser. Check them out in 'Internet Explorer Tips, Tricks, and Add-ons.'

Though Firefox and Chrome have chipped away at its market dominance, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still one of the most used browsers in the world, and the latest iteration, IE 10, is set to be released along with Windows 8. Today we'll look at a few basic tips and tweaks for optimizing Internet Explorer and maintaining your online privacy, as well as a few popular add-ons for IE.

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    sliem , October 3, 2012 9:25 PM
    Tip 1: do not use IE
    Tip 2: use firefox or chrome

    That is all.
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    Branden , October 3, 2012 9:28 PM
    here's the most useful IE trick of them all:
    - only use IE to download firefox or chrome
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    cadderly09 , October 3, 2012 9:38 PM
    protip...
    1. Don't use IE
    2. See #1
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    luciferano , October 3, 2012 9:42 PM
    IE has improved significantly with IE 9 and apparently also with IE 10, but I don't think that it's enough to be better than some of the alternatives. Opera, Chrome/Chromium derivatives, Firefox/Firefox derivatives, and more have been consistently better options and AFAIK, they have continued that.
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    Shin-san , October 3, 2012 10:35 PM
    Pretty awful list. A lot of Tomshardware readers will already know these.

    I mostly use it when Firefox + noscript are acting up and it's a website I trust. IE9 is good, but I like Firefox more
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    math1337 , October 3, 2012 10:37 PM
    IE 10 is better, but still sucks. It's been that way for each release of IE. Better, but still bad.
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    lpedraja2002 , October 3, 2012 11:04 PM
    IE10 is faster than Chrome and of course Mozilla but the lack of many add-ons found on the other browsers hurts it a lot.
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    lpedraja2002 , October 3, 2012 11:07 PM
    Since using Windows 8 I installed Mozilla, IE and Chrome fresh, I still ended up with Mozilla even though it is slower and crashes more often than the rest but the bookmark search function is a must for me. I only use IE10 for Netflix, it seems to work better for some reason.
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    A Bad Day , October 3, 2012 11:47 PM
    luciferanoIE has improved significantly with IE 9 and apparently also with IE 10, but I don't think that it's enough to be better than some of the alternatives. Opera, Chrome/Chromium derivatives, Firefox/Firefox derivatives, and more have been consistently better options and AFAIK, they have continued that.


    It's also worth noting that IE9 is improving slower than other browsers. Initially they had a lead over Chrome and FF, but now their competitors are running away with the game.

    I think MS was too focused on IE10.
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    nebun , October 4, 2012 2:05 AM
    sliemTip 1: do not use IETip 2: use firefox or chromeThat is all.

    if they worked all the time i would, but they don't
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    sublime2k , October 4, 2012 5:18 AM
    Quote:
    However, Microsoft's IE still holds its own as the number one browser in North America with over 40 percent of the market.

    Only because it comes pre-installed. No one should ever use IE with Chrome and Firefox available.
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    billgatez , October 4, 2012 8:35 AM
    Step. 1 Install fire fox / crome.

    Step. 2 ?????

    Step. 3 proffet.
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    Pherule , October 4, 2012 11:10 AM
    sliemTip 1: do not use IETip 2: use firefox or chromeThat is all.
    Brandenhere's the most useful IE trick of them all:- only use IE to download firefox or chrome
    Here's a tip: Don't install Chrome, use Comodo Dragon instead.
    Firefox is fine.

    http://i.imgur.com/lHshj.png
    See pic ^^
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    Udit Tripathy , July 7, 2013 11:20 PM
    Thats great ideas about Internet Explorer but to check more pls click onhttp://geeks9.com/internet-explorer-10-ie-10-tips-and-tricks/
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    Udit Tripathy , July 7, 2013 11:25 PM
    Thats great tips about Internet Explorer but to have more detail information pls check out http://geeks9.com/internet-explorer-10-ie-10-tips-and-trick
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    javadeveloper , September 20, 2013 10:41 PM
    Check 10 most important tips for Internet Explorer : http://www.visionsdeveloper.com/blog/page/10-basic-tips-for-the-internet-explorer.jsp