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Dedicated to providing advice and support to users of IE7 and IE8


Internet Explorer Toolbars

The first thing that many people notice when they run Internet Explorer 7 for the first time (apart from the tabbed windows of course) is the disappearance of the traditional Stop, Go and Refresh buttons.

The Go and Refresh buttons have been combined into one control, and moved up next to the right hand edge of the Address Bar.  While a page is loading, Go displays.  Once a page finishes loading, Refresh displays.  When we type in the Address Bar the Go button appears. 


        Go and Stop         Refresh and Stop


The missing mail button

Use the toolbar menu to add the mail button:


Customising toolbars

Right click on this area of the toolbar to enable the Menu Bar (previously called the Classic Menu), the Links Menu, lock the toolbars, and to customise the buttons that display and their display size.  This toolbar cannot be moved from its default position and it cannot be turned off:


Right click on the Menu Bar to enable or disable third party toolbars and lock the toolbars.  This toolbar, and third party toolbars, can be moved around and set into multiple rows, but only in that area bordered by the Navigation Bar above, and Tabs below unless you edit the Registry as mentioned in Tony's Blog - please pay particular attention to the disclaimer that this fix may not work in future builds of IE7:

Alternatively you can click on the Tools button, select the Toolbars menu option, and enable the various toolbars and menus that way.


New buttons

Internet Explorer introduces several new buttons:

Favorites Center

Add a page to Favorites, Manage Favorites, Create a Tab Group, and import and export Favorites, or subscribe to a displayed RSS feed

Web Feed on page

No Web Feed on page

Print options

Page options



Pre IE7 the Back and Forward navigation buttons had individual drop down lists of visited sites.  Now, this list is combined into one.

The tick you see indicates the active tab's current position in the navigation history.  Each tab has its own history.