Internet Explorer is Microsoft’s web browser. You use a browser
to navigate around the Internet, the worldwide network of
computers that contains the content that makes up the World
Wide Web. In addition to helping you move among websites and
display web content, a browser helps you to stay organized by
displaying several open websites on tabs and helping you to find
specific content on pages.
Windows 8 includes a tile on the Start screen for Internet
Explorer 10. IE 10, as it’s often called, is optimized for the Windows
8 interface, including the ability to use it with a touchscreen
computing device. The main paradigm for Windows 8 and
Internet Explorer 10 is to show as much content as possible on
the screen at any time, rather than cluttering up the screen with
toolbars and menus. The browser is easy to navigate and simple
to use, after you get the hang of it.
In this section, you discover the various features of Internet
Explorer 10 and get an overview of the Internet Explorer 10
browser that appears if you open it from the Windows 8 desktop.