Some quick tips to speed up your web browsing :
By default, IE allows only two simultaneous download sessions from a single Web server.
This can affect the speed of your Web browsing, because you’re not able to simultaneously download all the objects that make up a Web page, so the page displays more slowly.
If you could force IE to download more objects at once, Web pages would display more quickly.
Worth a try anyway – just a quick registry addition.
And – change the location of the “File, Edit, View” bar – if that’s an annoyance for you !
And – there’s THIS too : Internet Explorer 7 Quick Reference Guide (for all those keyboard & mouse shortcuts).