Friday, October 22, 2010

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

September 16, 2010 was the day everybody is waiting..why? Simply because Microsoft is launching a new and improved Internet Explorer Browser (MS IE9)

IE's new look is quite usable. The stop and refresh buttons have been shrunk to take up as little space as possible while still being visible. It's a bit curious that Microsoft didn't combine them into one, as other browsers have. The cramped location-and-tab bar could use all the extra space it can get.

Most items in the Command bar, such as print, page controls, and safety controls have been collapsed into the redesigned Tools menu. Only the Home button and the Favorites button retain their own top-level icons. As with other browsers, the status bar is hidden by default, although it and the Command bar can be re-exposed by right-clicking on the Tab bar.

The new Tools menu is highly usable, as well, with a clean and simple layout. The Internet Options menu, on the other hand, could desperately use some font resizing and re-organizing, because it's a chaotic mess of options that are hard to read and harder to find.

IE9 is crammed with new features. One of the interesting concepts implemented by Microsoft is a reversal of the current trend to make the browser the operating system. Internet Explorer comes with some natural-fitting Windows 7 integration. In IE9, you can pin specific sites to your Windows 7 desktop taskbar. Click and hold on a tab, and drag it to the taskbar. The site's favicon will become the pinned site icon.

Now its up to you to discover the other interesting features! Try It Now!

**This is my official entry to MSPinoy Fan Page

1 comment:

Maren said...

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thanks a lot!