Reveal your Internet Explorer menu bar and toolbar by pressing the Alt or F11 keys on your keyboard. This method works when you have accidentally hidden the menu and toolbar, or if you have set the browser to full-screen mode. You only need an Internet-ready computer and Internet Explorer to get started.Continue Reading
Start the computer, and wait for the Windows operating system to load. Select your user account on the login screen, and enter your password if necessary.
Click the Internet Explorer tile on the Windows 8 Start screen. Alternatively, double-click the Internet Explorer icon on the Windows 7 desktop or taskbar. Wait a few seconds for Internet Explorer to load.
Once Internet Explorer opens, press the Alt key to reveal the menu bar and toolbar. If you already have Internet Explorer open and pressing Alt does not help, press the F11 key. This key turns off full-screen mode, providing an option to view your menu bar and toolbar.
Click the Tools button from the menu, and select Toolbars. Next, click the Menu Bar option to view the menu bar and toolbar each time you open Internet Explorer.
Disable Internet Explorer through the Turn Windows Features On or Off option found in the Control Panel. Deselect Internet Explorer from the available list of Windows features, and restart the computer to finish the process. Keep in mind that Windows Vista doesn't allow IE to be turned off.Full Answer >
Because Internet Explorer is a Windows feature it cannot be uninstalled, but it can be turned off. Computers using Windows 8.1 have Internet Explorer 11 already installed.Full Answer >
Browse to the page that you would like to appear instead of "about:blank" in Internet Explorer, for example, www.google.com. Right click on the icon that looks like a house and then click "Add or change homepage." Now click "Use this webpage as your only home page" and click "Yes."Full Answer >
According to Tech-FAQ, some versions of Internet Explorer run slow because of excessive use of add-ons, configured Internet Explorer settings or too much data stored in the history folder. Having large start pages set as the default can also make the browser slow.Full Answer >