Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Using History in Internet Explorer v7 or v8**

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to access the Internet, you can use the History tool to return to web pages that you have visited in the past 20 days. This is a helpful feature if you have forgotten the web address of a site you previously visited. (Note: The number of days that IE keeps in History can be changed. See “How to Change History”.)

How to Access History

1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click the star icon (IE v7) or click the Favorites icon (IE v8).

3. Click History. The History task pane displays.

4. Select the down arrow on the History task pane to change how you view history.

5. The following view options are available:

  • View by date

  • View by site

  • View by most visited

  • View by order visted today
6. Once you’ve chosen how you want to view History, click the page link to view a specific web page.

**If you don’t know what version of Internet Explorer you have installed, click Help, from the menu bar and then select “About Internet Explorer”. The window will open to display the version you are currently using.

How to Change History

If you want to delete the history or change the number of days that are stored in history, follow these steps:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.

  2. Click Tools and then select Internet Options from the menu bar.

  3. On the General tab, locate the History section and click either Delete (to make selections to delete your history) or click Settings to specify the number of days Internet Explorer should save the list of websites you have visited.

  4. After making your changes, click OK at the bottom of each window to save your changes.