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Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is Microsoft’s most current web browser which replaces Internet Explorer 8.¬†IE9 has many improvements over 8, making it faster to browse the web and easier to use.

Beginning September 25th, 2012, all campus workstations will have Internet Explorer 9 installed.


  • Faster: IE9 renders webpages quicker and more efficiently than 8. Watch video.
  • Simpler Interface: Consolidated menus allow more space to display webpages. Watch video.
  • Address-bar Searching: Search directly from the address bar. Auto-complete helps predict what you’re searching for. Watch video.
  • Windows Integration:¬†Websites can be pinned directly to the Windows 7 taskbar for quicker access, tabs can be torn off, and browser windows can be snapped side-by-side for easier comparison of webpages. Watch video.

For more a more comprehensive list of features, visit the Internet Explorer 9 feature page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What happened to the search box in the upper-right hand corner?

Searching has been consolidated into the address bar. Search the web quickly by typing what you want to search for within the address bar, highlighted in red below.

Q. How do I Print or access the File menu?

To bring up the Print or File menus, click on the gear icon in the upper-right hand corner of the browser, highlighted in red below.

Q. How do I access my favorites?

To access your favorites, click on the star icon in the upper-right hand corner of the browser, highlighted in red below.

For best service, contact Technology Services using our online Service Request Form. You can also contact us at 202-884-9811. The Technology Services office is located on the first floor of the Payden Academic Center, Suite 122.



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