22.214.171.124 Lab – Configure Browser Settings in Windows 8 (Answers)
In this lab, you will configure browser settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- A computer with Windows 8
- An Internet connection
Step 1: Set Internet Explorer as the default browser.
a. On the Start screen, type www.cisco.com, and click the link http://www.cisco.com.
Note: If Quick Tasks opens, click the wrench icon and click View on the desktop.
Which browser was used to open the web page?
Answers may vary. Internet Explorer.
If your answer is not Internet Explorer, use the following steps to set Internet Explorer as your default browser. Otherwise, go to step b.
1) Navigate to the Start screen and type Internet Explorer. Select Internet Explorer.
2) Click Set default browser in the Internet Explorer window. Click Tools icon > Internet options if the option is not available.
If desired, right-click the title bar and select Menu bar to add the menu to Internet Explorer. Click Help menu > About Internet Explorer.
3) In the Internet Options window, select the Programs tab, and click Make Internet Explorer the default browser.
4) In the Set Default Programs window, click Internet Explorer on the left panel. Click Set this program as default. Click OK in the Set Default Programs window to close it.
5) Click OK in the Internet Options window to continue.
b. Click Tools icon > About Internet Explorer or click Help menu > About Internet Explorer.
Which version of Internet Explorer is installed on your computer?
Answers may vary.
c. Click Close to continue.
Step 2: Clear Temporary Internet Files.
a. Select Tools > Internet options. Click Settings in the Browsing history section in the General tab.
b. In the Temporary Internet Files tab of the Website Data Settings window, click View files to list the temporary Internet files.
How many temporary Internet files were listed?
Answers may vary. 49
c. Close the INetCache or Temporary Internet Files window.
In the Temporary Internet Files tab of the Website Data Settings window, which setting is configured for Check for newer versions of stored pages?
Answers may vary. Automatically
In the History tab, how many days is History set to store list of visited websites?
Answers may vary. 20
d. Click OK to close the Website Data Settings.
e. In the General tab of the Internet Options window, click Delete… .
Which options are available in the Delete Browsing History for deleting browsing history?
Preserve Favorites website data, Temporary Internet files and website files, Cookies and website data, History, Download History, Form data, Passwords, and Tracking Protection, ActiveX Filtering and Do Not Track.
f. Uncheck all selected options except for Temporary Internet files. Click Delete to remove the temporary files. When completed, Internet Explorer displays the following message:
g. Close all open windows except for Internet Explorer.
Step 3: Clear Internet Browsing History.
a. Open Internet Explorer if closed and visit a few web sites using the same tab.
b. Click the down arrow, at the right end of the URL Address field, to view previously visited sites.
How many sites are listed in the drop-down box?
Answers may vary. 7
c. To clear the browser history, select Tools > Internet options > Delete. Uncheck all selected options except for History. Click Delete.
d. Close all open windows except for Internet Explorer.
e. When completed, click the down arrow at the right end of the address field to view previously visited sites.
How many sites are now found in the drop-down box for browsing history?
Step 4: Configure the Security Settings.
a. Open Internet Explorer as necessary.
b. Select Tools > Internet options, and then click the Security tab.
c. Click each of the four zones and describe their security settings.
Internet: For all Internet websites, except those listed in trusted and restricted zones.
Local intranet: For all websites that are found on your intranet.
Trusted sites: Websites that you trust not to damage your computer or your files.
Restricted sites: Websites that might damage your computer or your files.
d. Click the Custom level… button. In this window, you can select the options in the list that you wish to change for a zone. Click Cancel to close this window.
Step 5: Configure Privacy Settings.
a. Open Internet Explorer if necessary. Click Tools >Internet options > Privacy tab. Click Advanced.
b. In the Advanced Privacy Settings window, click Override automatic cookie handling and change the setting for Third-party Cookies to Prompt.
c. Click OK and close all open windows.
Why would you want to clear temporary Internet files or Internet browsing history?
Answers will vary. The amount of temporary files and browser history could take up quite a bit of space on the hard drive with data from websites that you may never visit again. This data could be a privacy concern if the computer is shared because the data can reveal the websites visited in the past.