Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 Goes Live

Internet Explorer 9 Goes Live
No more beta for Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9. IE9 officially went live this morning and is available from the Internet Explorer 9 Website.

A quick list of features include;

New Tab Page
Internet Explorer 9 displays your top websites a single click away. New Tab page helps get you started browsing quickly, providing meaningful suggestions and information to help you decide what to do next as you browse.
Each site's icon and primary color is used on the New Tab page to help your more easily identify each site, which is helpful when you have many sites to choose from. Also, a site indicator shows if the site is one you visit often or not.You can also reopen closed tabs, reopen your last browser session, or start InPrivate Browsing.

Notification Bar

 Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for faster browsing. Instead of dialog boxes popping up, all notification messages are consolidated in the Notification Bar, located at the bottom of the browser frame.

One Box

With 'One Box', surfing and searching is simple. AutoComplete anticipates what you’re looking for, both in internet searches and addresses.It is compatible with your favorite web search engine, so you're not stuck with BING - unless you want to.

The privacy of information that you enter can be shared with search providers, or Not. You can choose to turn on search suggestions or turn them off. If you choose to turn search suggestions on, the text you type is sent to the search provider as you type it rather than being sent after you hit Enter. 
Pinned Sites

With Pinned Sites, you can get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar—without having to open Internet Explorer first.

Tab enhancements

Tear-off tabs make interacting with multiple sites fast and intuitive. You can rearrange tabs within Internet Explorer 9. You can open any tab in a new browser window by dragging that tab to your desktop. It’s a great way to show multiple webpages side-by-side on your screen.Tabs are even colour coded to make navigation at a glance easier.

Web-focused browsing

The new IE9 browser frame design is based on what you use most. navigation is easier. The back button is larger, the address bar and search box are combined into one new address bar, and the multiple menus are consolidated into a single menu. 

Windows 7 Integration

Internet Explorer 9 integrates seamlessly with computers running Windows 7 to bring you the best web experience for Windows.


Snap enables you to view two websites at the same time. Simply drag each one to opposite edges of your screen and the sites will appear side-by-side. 
Jump Lists

Jump Lists make it easy to access your favorite sites.A quick and easy to way to get to your favorite websites without having to open Internet Explorer, Jump Lists take you right to the websites you use every day. 
Thumbnail Preview Controls
Some websites that are pinned to the taskbar have controls that can be accessed from the taskbar. Point to the icon for a website that's pinned to the taskbar and you'll see the thumbnail preview controls for that website underneath the thumbnail preview. 
Icon Overlays
Some pinned sites also have icon overlays, which provide information about the website. For example, the number of new messages are shown on the icon in the taskbar. That way you're kept up-to-date about new information without having to go to the website.