One of the challenges Microsoft had to face when working on Windows Vista, was to upgrade the old Internet Explorer and bring it up to part with the competition. Firefox and Opera have proved to be worthy adversaries and Microsoft had to come up with something new. And they did. Compared to its predecessor, Internet Explorer 7 is a huge upgrade. Microsoft changed not only the interface but also included features such as: tabbed browsing, integrated searching, phishing filters, protected mode, add-ons and newsfeed support.
Our mission is to help people get accustomed with Windows Vista. This is why, in this article, we will try to talk about the biggest change in Internet Explorer 7 – it’s interface – and explain all the new elements.
We all know that “A picture is worth a thousand words”. So, instead of boring you with written explanations, we created three screenshots where we highlighted all the interface elements and their functions.
In the first screenshot we highlighted the basic navigation elements such as the address bar, the back/forwards buttons and so on.
Next, are the controls for managing your favorite pages and working with tabs.
In the last screenshot we have shown where to find the configuration menus and basic functions such as print or zoom.
NOTE: We would like to know if you enjoyed our idea with the screenshots. Please feel free to comment and tell us what you think.
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