For more information, see Using Accelerators to find addresses, define words, and do other tasks with selected text.
Have you ever forgotten the complete title of a book you were hoping to find or the first name of the actor in last night's movie? To save time and help you figure out what you're searching for, Internet Explorer 8 will offer relevant suggestions as you type words into the search box. Click a suggestion at any time to immediately execute the search without having to type the entire word or phrase.
Internet Explorer 8 is also partnering with top search providers like Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Amazon, and more to deliver visual suggestions that provide you with pictures as well as words. For example, if you use Wikipedia Visual Search as a search provider, typing Isaac Newt will instantly show you a visual preview of the results directly in the search box drop-down.
For more information, see Change or choose a search provider in Internet Explorer.
Looking for text or other information on a webpage? Internet Explorer 8 includes a completely redesigned Find toolbar, which you can display by pressing Ctrl+F, or by clicking Find on this Page from either the Edit menu or the search box menu.
The Find toolbar is integrated below the tab row, so that it does not obscure any content on the page. Instead of waiting for you to type an entire search term and press Enter, the toolbar searches character-by-character as you type. Matches are highlighted in yellow on the page so that they're easy to identify.
For more information, see Find text and other information on a webpage.
Can't remember the address of a new website you visited last week? Type a few characters in the new Address bar and Internet Explorer 8 will automatically recall sites you've previously visited based on your entry. It searches across your history, favorites, and RSS feeds, displaying matches from the website address or any part of the URL. As you type, a drop-down list appears and any matched characters are highlighted in blue so you can identify them at a glance. In addition, you can delete any address in the drop-down list by clicking the Delete button that appears when you point to the address. This is especially useful for getting rid of misspelled URLs.
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