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Inside Look: Internet Explorer 7, Beta 2
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Delete Browsing History

One feature that I welcome is the new Delete Browsing History shortcut located under the Tools button (see Figure 14).

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Figure 14. The Delete Browsing History menu item

Using this shortcut, you have granular control on what to delete (see Figure 15). In the current IE 6, you have to go to different tabs to delete all the different data such as cookies, form data, etc. In IE 7, you can delete all this data in one place, with just one click.

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Figure 15. Deleting your browsing history

Search Providers

By default, IE 7 uses MSN Search (see Figure 16). To add other search providers, select the Get Search Providers item.

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Figure 16. Searching in IE 7

You will be redirected to a page where you can select from a list of search providers (see Figure 17). To add a search provider, click the link next to its name.

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Figure 17. The Search Provider page--click for full-size image.

Amazon is one of the search providers, and I can now install the Amazon search in IE 7 and search for books directly from within the browser.


Overall, I am happy with the new Beta 2 of IE 7. I have been using it for the past few days and it works quite well (it has crashed on me only once). Give it a spin and see if it works well for you.

Wei-Meng Lee (Microsoft MVP) is a technologist and founder of Developer Learning Solutions, a technology company specializing in hands-on training on the latest Microsoft technologies.

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