Web slices in Internet Explorer 8
Another really excellent feature in Windows 7 Internet Explorer 8 is known as Web slices. Web slices keep an eye on distinctive information that is
continuously being updated so that you don't have to continually revisit the site that has the changing information in order to be up-to-date on it. The
most clear use for Web slices are items that you dialect on or want to dialect on in eBay auctions. By adding the distinctive items that you are
interested in winning as a Web slice, you can keep your eye on the dialects that come as the auction deadline nears in Internet Explorer 8 without
having to actually reimbursing to the item's page on the eBay Web site.
If you visit eBay with IE and then do a search on the site for auctions of retro table lamps. Then, as you will position the mouse over different lamps
that were up for auction, a little green Web slice button showed to the immediate left of each description. I clicked its green button and Internet
Explorer 8 displays the Add a Web Slice dialog box that you also see in this figure after locating a vintage, mid-century, Eames-era lamp that I wanted
to bid on in the list.
The Internet Explorer adds a button for the vintage lamp at the start of the Favorites bar after clicking the Add to Favorites Bar button in the Add a Web
Slice dialog box. Now, I can always get information on the number of bids and the remaining time till the lamp's eBay auction comes to an end by
clicking this button on the Favorites bar even when I'm surfing other Web sites and am nowhere near eBay. After the auction has ended and you have
won the lamp, you can remove the button from the Favorites bar by right-clicking it and then selecting Delete from the shortcut menu.
Zooming in on a page
If the text on the Web page which you are visiting is very small for you to read comfortably on your screen then you can click the 100% button on the
Status bar which is in the bottom-right corner of the Internet Explorer 8 window. This will zoom in on the page: If you w