Review: Internet Explorer 8 Features

by on January 13, 2009
in Microsoft, Softwares, Windows




internet-explorer-8-ie8Windows 7 Beta has been unleashed and people has started reporting its nice and easy to use features. This beta version got some revamped beta applications as well including Internet Explorer 8.

It has been revamped fully to withstand with other competitive browsers, especially Firefox. Lets have a look over some of the nice features to look forward in final IE 8 release.

Accelerators

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These can also be named as Add-ons which are targeted to make the browsing activities faster to an extent. Accelerators can be accessed from the right click easily. Right now some usual search functions has been added.

InPrivate Browsing

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With this feature I.E is ready to browse safely and while selected no history, cookies etc will be stored in any form.

Find Option Revolutionized

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To find anything you have option to search it by old way or you can enjoy the new way. As now you can search inline for text by default. Find option sticks to the upper side of the web-pages with all option along with the search box.

Web Slices

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These can be referred as the media applets to understand their role. Some website with lates web standards produce rich content like slideshows. You will be able to figure out all the rich media content through these Web Slices.

Improved Search Bar

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Overall search capabilities of I.E 8 has been improved to let users find data more easily and from secure sources. Now you can add as many search engine as much you want.

Tab Grouping

It will help you to group your specific tabs easily for a better browsing. Like, all tabs of Facebook will group together, so you don’t have to keep finding them.

Preserve Favorites Websites Data

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One can now preserve cookies embed in your offline website data, while deleting rest of the useless data content.

IE and Superbar

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Superbar of Windows 7 will show you the screenshot of opened tabs (when I.E is minimized). Or you can drag I.E icon on the superbar to show you up a Jump List containing recently opened/closed websites links.

Jump List

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If you right-click the IE8 icon on Super Bar in Windows 7, you get a quick view of the recently opened web pages.

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