Internet Explorer 9

What’s new in IE9?

Lot of improvements is there in Internet Explorer 9. Microsoft claims that they had produced a new generation web browser which comes with new features like fast speed, pinned sites so you can pin your favorite websites using the taskbar for one-click access, awesome. New look and feel which provides intuitive ways of use and navigation is easier than the previous releases. You can experience faster browsing like you run the programs at your home computer.

Focused Design

You will get surprised to see the compact user interface with most command bar functions like Print and Zoom buttons are accessible by clicking the Tools button. Favorite button can be used for your favorites. Now you web page is in center and you can get the basic controls at your finger tip.

Focused-Design

Focused-Design

W3C Geo-location Standard

A page is now able to request the user location in a secure way using a few lines of code. The geo-location specification is now implemented by all major browsers.

if (navigator.geolocation != undefined)
navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(onPositionFound, onPositionError);

function onPositionFound(pos) {
Debug("Lat: " + pos.coords.latitude + ", Long: " + pos.coords.longitude);
}

Pinned Sites

I feel unhappy when I close my browser for any reason, I forget my visit pages. Now I am able to access my Pinned Sites directly from the taskbar on my Windows 7 desktop. It is very simple and reduces the time.

Pinned Sites

Pinned Sites

New Download Manager Dialog

You can experience with new Download Manager which enables multiple files download and could notifies about a file of malicious code. Sometimes you have a slow internet connection there you can pause your download and after getting high speed you can resume the file download.

New Download Manager Dialog

New Download Manager Dialog

New Tab Page

Very intuitive and easier, we can see the Tab page functionality in different browsers like Chrome, but I have not seen that earlier, the indicator which shows the status of most visited websites, impressive. I can remove or hide the visible websites anytime I like.

New Tabbed Page

New Tabbed Page

Enhancement in Tabs

We can easily move from one tab to another and if we want to show the two tabbed pages at the same time, ah it is possible, thanks to Internet Explorer 9.

Enhancement in Tabs

Enhancement in Tabs

 

 

 

Very Easy Search in IE9

A new way to search is introduced, you have to just type the website address and if you type the incorrect address you would get the suggestions, you can use the currently selected search engine or can add the other search engine to find the websites on the web, exciting feature.

Search Address Bar

Search Address Bar

Add-on Performance Advisor

Add-ons, such as Alexa, Yahoo toolbar and others installed for your IE9 can enhance the browsing experience, but sometimes they can slow the performance. The Performance Advisor informs you which add-on is slowing down your browser performance. And if you are willing to disable then just one click is required to disable the Add-on.

Add on Performance Advisor

Add on Performance Advisor

CSS Improvements:

Improvements include support for the following modules:

  • CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders
  • CSS3 Values and Units
  • CSS3 Media Queries

 

HTML5 Support

After the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate, it provides the complete support for the HTML 5 Canvas tag. Video and audio tags are also supported. Inline SVG tags are included in this release.

Web Typography

Internet Explorer was the first browser which provided the support of web fonts through the @font-face rule. Now completely supports for the CSS3 fonts module and WOFF.

Jscript Engine

IE9 introduced a faster Jscript engine than IE8’s. It has a separate background thread for compiling JavaScript which enables user to keep interacting with web pages.

Security

Internet Explorer 9 focus it security largely, yet not exclusively. Firefox 4 “do not track” features will prevent Web advertisers from tracking your behavior using a header-based solution.  IE9 uses both the header and customizable blacklists for the implementation of protection.

References:

Images Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/help/ie-9/whats-new-in-internet-explorer-9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer_9
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