For Seniors: Save Favorite Websites in Internet Explorer
Favorite websites you like to visit can be saved in Internet Explorer (IE) so you can revisit the websites again with a single click. Saving websites in IE's Favorites list saves you the trouble of having to manually type the website's address in the Address bar when you wish to revisit it.
Open IE, enter the URL of a website that you want to add to your Favorites list, and press Enter.
The web page whose address you entered appears in the Internet Explorer window.
Click the Favorites button on the right side of Internet Explorer to display the Favorites pane, and then click the Add to Favorites button.
The Favorites button looks like a star. When you click the Add to Favorites button, the Add a Favorite dialog box appears.
Change the Name of the website to something easily recognizable if needed.
If you wish, use the Create In list to choose another folder or create a folder to help organize your favorites.
The website is added to the Favorites list.
Regularly cleaning out your Favorites list is a good idea — after all, do you really need the sites that you used to plan last year’s vacation? With the Favorites list displayed (just click the Favorites button), right-click any item and then choose Delete or Rename to modify the favorite listing.
To use your Favorites list, click the Favorites button and then click the name of the site from the list that’s displayed.
The selected website appears.
To leave the Favorites list open, click the Pin the Favorites Center button (it looks like a push pin). Close it again by clicking its Close button (the X).
Because you might travel with your laptop and encounter all kinds of folks and risk it being stolen, be careful about setting up your browser to remember passwords and then saving those sites as favorites.
For example, say you have an account at Amazon.com, save Amazon as a favorite, and have set up Internet Explorer to remember your password at Amazon. Somebody could check your favorites for such sites, and then use your laptop to log on and purchase items using your account.