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Internet Explorer 7: Overview of new features

An overall view of Internet Explorer 7. Unlike previous versions of IE, there is no toolbar above the URL bar. Taking a page from the list of Firefox features, tabbed browsing has also been introduced.

An overall view of Internet Explorer 7. Unlike previous versions of IE, there is no toolbar above the URL bar. Taking a page from the list of Firefox features, tabbed browsing has also been introduced.

Users can view thumbnail-sized pictures of all open tabs in a single browser window.

Users can view thumbnail-sized pictures of all open tabs in a single browser window.

Going against the tradition that millions of Internet Explorer users have become familiar with, bookmarks are controlled and accessed in a small panel on the left-hand side of the browser. RSS feed subscriptions and Internet history are also accessible i

Going against the tradition that millions of Internet Explorer users have become familiar with, bookmarks are controlled and accessed in a small panel on the left-hand side of the browser. RSS feed subscriptions and Internet history are also accessible i

Another new addition is the ability to zoom in and out on any Web page. Zoom settings remain intact for the selected tab even if the user goes to a new page.

Another new addition is the ability to zoom in and out on any Web page. Zoom settings remain intact for the selected tab even if the user goes to a new page.

In addition to increasing existing security measures from IE 6, phishing protection has been added to version 7. It will warn users if they are being linked to a known phising site. Additionally, users can report new phishing sites through the browser's

In addition to increasing existing security measures from IE 6, phishing protection has been added to version 7. It will warn users if they are being linked to a known phising site. Additionally, users can report new phishing sites through the browser’s

IE 7 allows one-click printing with an embedded printer icon on the browser window. Set as the default, the size of the page can be shrunk to ensure that the width fits onto one sheet of paper.

IE 7 allows one-click printing with an embedded printer icon on the browser window. Set as the default, the size of the page can be shrunk to ensure that the width fits onto one sheet of paper.

A small feature that's long overdue, users can easily open a new tab with an always-available button that appears immediately after the last tab currently opened in the browser.

A small feature that’s long overdue, users can easily open a new tab with an always-available button that appears immediately after the last tab currently opened in the browser.

The left-hand toolbox, in addition to listing favorites and history, is the home for other features, including search through online research texts and services.

The left-hand toolbox, in addition to listing favorites and history, is the home for other features, including search through online research texts and services.

On the right-hand side of the browser is where all the main administrative controls are located, including browser and printer settings, home page controls, and access to other features.

On the right-hand side of the browser is where all the main administrative controls are located, including browser and printer settings, home page controls, and access to other features.