4 Excellent Add- Ons For Internet Explorer 7

Internet Explorer is good , especially if you have the best add-ons enabled. Out of the many addons available for IE , Here are a few nifty ones:

IE7 Open Last Closed Tab:

This is a common problem for users of IE 7 who savour the Tabbed windows. Clicking on the X and all your open tabs close. This add-on will come in handy for such accidents. It creates a shortcut [Ctrl] + [X] that lets you undo the closed tab. This is a free extension and can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/3yzhlv


Inline Search:

This add-on mimics the find as you type functionality of Firefox. Press [Ctrl] + [F], and a toolbar will appear at the bottom of the browser window. All the instances of your search string are highlighted in the window. There are still some important shortcuts to remember: Esc closes the search pane, [F3] or [Enter] takes you to the next occurrence while [Shift] + [F3] or [Shift] + [Enter] will take you back. This add-on is free. Get it from www.ieforge.com/InlineSearch/HomePage



This add on is a boon for product and image searches. Also present in Firefox, this toolbar shows image previews of Web pages when you run a Google search. This is not an official Google offering like Google Toolbar. Get it from http://ackroyd.de/googlepreview/


WOT for IE:

With incidences like online fraud and phishing on the rise, it is very important to know the reputation of a site beforehand. WOT (Web of Trust) is such an extension that constantly checks any Website you open, against a community submitted list and displays its appropriate ratings. This is based on a colour code, with green being highly reputed and red being potentially dangerous. After installing this add-on from http://www.mywot.com/en/download/ie, check the top right corner of your browser window. Monitor the colour of the ring as you keep browsing.In case you come across a Website that you suspect is harmful you can also submit the link for potential inclusion into the list of malicious sites.

Share some more cool add-ons for Internet Explorer you know as comments. 

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September 10, 2008 by: Prasanth Chandra


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