Help! I’ve been upgraded to Internet Explorer 9

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             Recently, you may have noticed that your internet explorer has changed quite a bit. Congratulations! Wink You have downloaded the Internet Explorer 9 update. It has been pushed out automatically to most users of Windows 7 and Vista. Now, you find that you are missing some buttons and that you are seeing repeatedly an annoying pop-up message about disabling add-ons. In this article, I will show you how to tame IE9.

 

             First of all, lets restore the missing buttons and toolbars. Microsoft has tried to simplify their interface to the point of absurdity. We can fix that!

 

IE9 new look toolbar

                       

 

             Right click on the top bar and you will see the following box.

 

 Dropdown Box

 

 

            There are the missing toolbars! Click on the ones that you want back. When you look again, there will be check marks next to them.

 

Menu Bar                    The old standard tools – file edit view favorites tools and help

Favorites Bar               Shows favorites buttons directly on the toolbar

Command Bar             Shows commonly used buttons like home, print, mail, page, safety

Status Bar                   The bottom toolbar, shows magnifying glass, page load messages


 

 

            Now your internet explorer should look more like it’s old self. Next, lets next get rid of the pop-up about disabling add-ons.

 


 

 The "Speed up browsing" pop-up is the most annoying new feature added in IE9

 

 Disable addons popup

 

 

Click choose add-ons and this window will appear.

 

 Disable add-ons dialog box

 

            At the bottom you will see a line “Tell me when the delay caused by add-ons exceeds” Click on the 0.20 seconds and change it to 10.00 seconds. This will prevent this pop for at least a month. Unfortunately, Microsoft has provided no way to permanently disable it.

            It is also important to note that the stop, refresh, and search buttons have been moved inside the address bar on the right hand side.

 

 IE9 address bar

 

 

Note: Internet Explorer 10 is expected to be released in spring of 2012 and will only be available on Windows 7.