For all you Internet Explorer fans, Microsoft released IE 9 Beta on the 15th of September. You can experience the Beauty of the Web in a language of your choice. If you want to unleash the beauty of the web, read on to see what Internet Explorer 9 Beta has in store for you.
Beauty of the Web Using Internet Explorer 9 Beta
This is just a first cut review of what IE 9 Beta has to offer.
IE 9’s sleek sexy look is going to make your web browsing experience purely magical.
This version appears to be the Windows 7 of browsers and is expected to be well received by all. Here’s a look at some of the features that IE 9 has in store for you.
Pin Sites to the Task Bar
Do you frequent a particular site? With IE 9 you can simply drag the website icon (in the address bar) to the task bar. All you have to do now is click the icon on the taskbar and your view your favorite website.
The pinned icon is also displayed at the top of the browser for easier access.
COOL Factor: The Back and Forward buttons change color to match the color of the pinned icon!!
Quick View of Most Frequently Used Sites
Clicking a new tab now displays a colorful thumbnail of your most frequently accessed websites. You can click the Hide sites or Show sites toggle button to show or hide sites in this view. Each tab displays a status message indicating the frequency of web access. You can also use the close button to stop displaying the thumbnail view in the new tab window.
COOL Factor: The color-coded frequency indicator!!
Address Bar Search Functionality
The Address Bar in IE 9 doubles up as a search engine. Just type in the text you want and hit Enter to launch a new search window. You can also choose the search engine to want from the options at the bottom of the search drop-down list and add more search providers using the Add button.
Cool Factor: Do an Instant Search or a Popular Search using your favorite search engine.
More Web Space
IE 9 has taken the hint from the Chrome’s interface and rid itself of almost all the toolbars at the top of the window and realigned them, allowing for a more wider web viewing experience. You can even hide the Status Bar to suit your convenience.
IE Jump List Integrated with Windows 7
Users of Windows 7 can be delighted with the new jump list feature of IE 9. Websites such as Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and others have integrated their websites to accommodate the jumplist feature in Windows 7. When you pin such sites to the taskbar, the jumplist displays the categories of the website.
Add On Manager
If you have installed Add-ons to your browser, you can check if their performance is slowing down your surfing experience. You can then decide if you want to continue using the add-on or find an alternative.
Notifications are now displayed at the bottom of the IE window. You can continue to surf the web without any hindrance from the notifications.
Enter the Download Manager
IE 9 users can now enjoy a clean and simple downloading experience using the Download Manager. The Download Manager, a familiar tool to Chrome and Firefox users saves all downloaded files in the Downloads folder on the C:\Users|Username\ location by default. It displays a list of the files downloaded from the Internet, along with the storage location and allows users to open the downloaded files directly from the manager. It also notifies when a file is or likely to be malicious. It also lets you pause and restart a download according to your convenience.
Tear Away Tabs
You can now drag a tab away from the main window and open it in a new window. You can also reattach the tab back to the main window and use this functionality on different windows. That is, drag from one IE 9 window and attach it to another IE 9 window. Windows 7 users have the advantage of viewing torn tabs side-by-side using the Aero feature.
Is IE 9 Beta Better Than It’s Predecessors?
You are not going to be disappointed with what IE 9 has to offer; be it faster loading time, richer visual imagery, easier surfing, or quicker navigation. Microsoft has been quick to learn from its competitors and critics alike. IE 9 has overcome many of the shortcomings of its predecessors. Check out how IE 9 is unleashing the beauty of the web.