Toolbar for Internet Explorer: Overview of the Options window
Buttons to Display Section
Select the check boxes of the buttons you want to show on the toolbar.
Popup Blocker: Displays the Popup button. The Popup Blocker feature automatically eliminates unsolicited popup advertisements. The Popup Blocker's submenu features the following options:
Enable Popup Blocker: Turns the feature on.
Allow This Site: Adds the Web site's address to the list of Allowed Sites.
Allow This Page Only: Adds the Web page's address to the list of Allowed Sites.
Options: Opens the Popup Blocker tab of the Options window.
Highlight: Highlights every occurrence of the search keywords in the result page.
My RSS Feeds: Displays the RSS button and its ticker. The RSS Feeds' submenu features the following options:
Subscribe to...: Click the desired RSS format to add the current feed.
Display All Feeds: Opens the My RSS Feeds page. This page shows all, two, six or ten items per feed.
Update Feeds: Gets the latest information for each feed.
Options: Opens the RSS tab of the Options window.
Word Find: Displays a button per keyword or phrase. Use these buttons to go to the next or previous occurrence of the keyword that is written on the button. To go to the previous word, hold the Shift key while clicking the button.
Search History Section
Select or clear these check boxes.
Remember search history: Remembers your keywords.
Clear history now: Use the Clear history now link to erase all keywords immediately.
Clear search box after a search: Erases keywords from the search box.
Display AutoComplete suggestions while typing: Automatically completes keywords based on your search history.
The My RSS Feeds section displays the feed's title and Web address (URL).
You can change the order in which the feeds are displayed in the My RSS Feeds section. Changing the order of the feeds affects the order in which they are presented on the ticker and on the My RSS feeds page (available via the toolbar: RSS > Display all feeds).
Select the feed.
Click Up or Down.
Adding a feed
In the Title text box, enter a title.
In the URL text box, type or paste the Web address.
You can also add RSS feeds via the toolbar, browse to the Web page, point to RSS and click the desired RSS format.
Editing a feed
Note: You can only modify the title of an RSS feed.
Select the feed.
In the Title text box, modify the title.
Deleting a feed
Select the feed.
Click Yes to confirm.
Use the RSS Options section to customize the contents and display of feed items.
Refresh my RSS feeds every X hours: Automatically gets the latest information for each feed at the specified interval.
Display my RSS feeds in a ticker: Shows the ticker on the toolbar.
Rotate automatically through my RSS feeds: Switches from one feed to the next, according to the order of the My RSS Feeds section.
Ticker Size: Set your preference for the length of the ticker banner on the toolbar (not the size of the characters in the ticker): Small, Medium, Large.
Ticker Speed: Set the speed at which the ticker will scroll: Slow, Normal or Fast.
Popup Blocker Tab
Enable Popup Blocker: When selected, turns on the feature.
Show blocked popup count: Displays the number of blocked popup windows on the toolbar's popup blocker button. If you clear this check box, it will not disable the popup blocker feature, nor hide the toolbar's popup blocker button. It will only stop displaying the count. To hide the popup blocker button, in the General tab of the Options window, clear the Popup Blocker box.
Reset Count Now: Use this link to set the count back to zero.
Animate when a popup is blocked: When the popup blocker stops an incoming popup window, the toolbar button's icon briefly changes.
Play a sound when a popup is blocked: When the popup blocker stops an incoming popup window, a short sound is played.
Change mouse pointer when a popup is blocked: When the popup blocker stops an incoming popup window, the pointer briefly changes.
Popup windows can sometimes carry useful information. As a result, you can instruct the popup blocker to remember specific, trusted sites in which popup windows will be allowed to appear. The popup blocker automatically turns itself off when you visit an allowed site. This information is kept on your computer and is displayed in the Allowed Sites list. Above it is a drop-down list of recently visited Web pages.
Allowing a site
Copy/paste the address or select one in the list.
Click Add. The address instantly appears.
Removing a Web site from the Allowed Site list
Select the Web site's address.
Click Delete. The selected address instantly disappears.
Allowing a single page
To allow a popup window to appear only once, hold down the CTRL key while clicking on its link. The popup window appears. This does not add the Web site or the Web page to the list of Allowed Sites.
Remember that you can also perform several actions directly from the toolbar.