Welcome the next generation of Internet browsing. AOL has built upon Microsoft® Internet Explorer technology-the world's most widely used-and raised it to the next level. AOL Explorer has enhanced security and more time-saving features than any other browser. Built-in pop-up controls help protect you against annoying pop-ups and Spyware Quick Scan makes your surfing safer. A host of new tools, like Tabbed Browsing help make you more efficient. New AOL Explorer is the leap forward in browsing you've been waiting for.

What's New:

Create Desktop Widgets from Panels

Your favorite Side Panels can now be "torn off" and used independently of the AOL Explorer experience - on your computer, on your desktop, wherever. The panel will remain open and functional as long as you choose: even after you close AOL Explorer.
To create a Desktop Widget for a Panel, simple open the panel and click on the small "arrow" icon in the Panel's Titlebar.
Visual Themes

Want a new look for AOL Explorer? Use the Themes Chooser to select one of many original themes to customize the look of your AOL Explorer.
To choose a Theme, go to your Tools Menu and choose Themes.... Click on a theme, then click Save to update your browser.
Feeds Screensaver

Now you can view all of the RSS Feeds you have in your AOL Explorer Feeds Panel as a screensaver. Keep an eye on the latest information from across the room.
The screensaver is not installed by default. To install the screensaver, open your AOL Explorer Feeds Panel and click on the "Install Feeds Screensaver" button.
Show Page Preview with Ctrl + Right-Click

If you want to see a preview of a webpage without leaving the current page, you can hold the Control key ("Ctrl") down and click your right mouse button to view a preview. It takes a bit to get used to this, but it is especially useful when you see a big list of links on a page (think: search results).
To show the Preview, place your mouse over a "http" link (other link-types are not supported for security reasons). Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click your right mouse button. Note: javascript, frames, and java applets are all disabled on the preview for your protection.
Performance Improvements

The Software Engineer Team has worked very hard to make improvements in AOL Explorer's start-up times as well as "responsiveness" times (for example, the UI response rate when you type into the URL input field). We understand that speed matters when you are using a browser.


Tabbed Browsing

AOL Explorer attaches easy-to-see tabs to browser windows so you can find – and get-to – the window you want in a snap. It lets you "keep tabs" on your Internet experience. Watch a demonstration of Tabbed Browsing!

Portable Favorites

AOL Explorer transfers your favorite website links from IE, and lets you access them from a "Portable Favorites Folder." This way, you can tap into your favorite sites on any machine using your AOL or AIM Screen name by simply going to https://favorites.aol.com

RSS Widgets

Receive live RSS feeds from your favorite sites & sample the latest news and information in the form of a news ticker. Best of all, you can drag and drop them anywhere on your desktop. You are never far from the latest breaking events, sports scores, and general information.