Gain more space in IE5

The default setting for Internet Explorer includes the following bars at the top of the browser: the menu bar, the standard toolbar, the Address bar, and the Links bar. All these take up precious screen real estate.

To free up some space, put your pointer over the bottom of the lowest bar, and when it turns into a double arrow, drag the bar up as high as you can, until you can't drag anymore. Now all the bars appear as one narrow bar. (Yes, the buttons have lost their labels, but do you really need a label on the Home button?) To rearrange the order in which these bars appear within the consolidated strip, put your mouse pointer over the vertical line at the left of any bar you want to move, then drag the bar to the left or the right. Continue dragging bars in either direction until you see a configuration that makes sense to you.

To further optimise the newly consolidated toolbar, consider turning off the Links bar, which contains buttons that take you to various Microsoft sites and services. To do so, right-click anywhere on an unpopulated area within the bar, then deselect the Links option in the menu to turn it off.

To get rid of the title bar and give yourself even more space, press . This is a toggle key, so pressing it again will restore your previous configuration.

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Yael Li-Ron

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?