95. Add Internet Explorer 7.0 Address Bar To
The Vista Task Bar
With Windows Vista it is possible to launch a web
page from most Vista Windows - Control Panel,
Windows Explorer, etc - without even having to have
Internet Explorer running. All you need to do is
type a web address into the address bar and away you
If you are not in the habit of keeping Internet
Explorer open and alternative way of having access
to web pages is to have the address bar situated on
the Task bar.
You can do this easily, as follows:
1/ Right Click on a
vacant area of the Vista Task Bar.
2/ From the Drop Down Menu that
appears, Click the Toolbar option.
3/ Clicking the Toolbar option
will produce another menu. From this Menu,
Click the Address option.
4/ The Internet Explorer Address bar
will now appear on your Task bar to
the left of the Notification area,
i.e., near the Clock etc.
5/ To open a web site, Type the web
address into the Internet Explorer
address bar and press either the
blue → (Arrow) or press Enter.
Assuming you are connected to the Internet, Internet
Explorer will open the relevant web page.