Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 9 as a major out-of-band version that is not tied to the release schedule of any particular version of Windows, unlike previous versions. Features: Improved performance, improved Tracking Protection, and the option to pin multiple targets per page these are new notable features in IE9. Hardware-accelerated text, video, and graphics: The new graphic capabilities and improved performance in Internet Explorer 9 set the stage for immersive and rich experiences.
It requires fewer decisions on your part, takes less time to load pages, and doesn’t require that you install updates separately. Once it’s installed, you’re ready to start browsing. Latest Browser with New Tab Page Internet Explorer 9 surfaces the websites you love most and puts them one click away. Once you’re in the browser, the 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. To open the New Tab page, click the New Tab button or press CTRL+T.
Each site’s icon and primary color is used to help your more easily identify each site, which is helpful when you have many sites to choose from. It shown on fig. 1. Notification Bar: The Notification Bar gives you information without getting in your way. Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for more fluid and faster browsing. Instead of dialog boxes popping up unexpectedly and getting in your way, all notification messages are consolidated in the Notification Bar, located at the bottom of the browser frame.
Windows runs that thread in parallel on a separate core when one is available. Compiling in the background enables users to keep interacting with WebPages while Internet Explorer 9 generates even faster code. By running separately in the background, this process can take advantage of modern multi-core machines. Tab facilities: Tab management has improved quite a bit in IE9 as well. The biggest change is tab tearing: if you want to separate an open tab into a new window, you can just click and drag it away from the tab bar.
It won’t reload your page either; so if you’re watching a YouTube video it won’t start over or anything like that. Plus, since it turns into a window almost instantly, you can drag a tab straight to the side of the screen to invoke Aero Snap. User Interface: Internet Explorer 9 includes significant alterations to its user interface when compared with previous versions. These include: * Pinned Sites: Integrates with the Windows 7 taskbar to make web site experience more like an application where users may “pin” a site and then return to it later like a shortcut.
In the release candidate, users can pin a site and add more homepages to that site (e. g. pin Face book and add Twitter as another homepage to that pinned site, so it would become a social program) * Security-enabled Download Manager: Manages file transfers and can pause and resume downloads and informs if a file may be malicious * Enhanced Tabs and Tab Page: the new tab page can show most visited sites, and tabs are shown next to the address bar (there is an option to have a separate row, like in Internet Explorer 8) with the feature of closing an inactive tab.
Tabs can be “torn off” which means they can be dragged up and down to be moved from one IE window to another. This also ties in with the Aero Snap feature. * Add-on Performance Advisor: Shows which third-party add-ons may be slowing down browser performance and then allows the option to disable or remove them * Compact user interface, which includes the removal of the separate search box found in Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Also removed is the tab menu list found in Internet Explorer 8. SmartScreen Filter
SmartScreen Filter helps to protect you from online threats. Internet Explorer 9 is designed to help protect you from evolving web and social engineering threats. Whether it’s a link in email that appears to be from your bank, fake notifications from social networking sites, search results for popular content, or malicious advertisements—you name it, someone’s trying it. With Smart Screen Filter, you can browse with more confidence knowing you have better protection if you’re targeted by one of these types of attacks. Fig. 1: