eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1

by Jim Rapoza

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The new InPrivate Browsing feature in IE 8 lets users surf the Web without having any information about the browsing session saved.

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When InPrivate Filtering is enabled, users can let IE 8 choose what content to save or they can define the content filtering themselves.

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From the InPrivate Filtering settings, users can control how the private browsing feature in IE 8 works.

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One of the more unique features in IE 8 is its ability to color code tabs launched from a Web site to help users visually manage the many tabs they may have open.

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Accelerators in IE 8 RC1 can be accessed by highlighting text in a Web page and clicking on the icon that IE displays.

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IE 8 Accelerators provide nice inline functionality within the browser, such as the ability to quickly translate highlighted sections of text.

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When users of IE 8 use the Delete Browsing History feature of the browser, they can choose what data they want to delete or save.

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Like most newer browsers, IE 8 suggests search terms when a search is entered in the integrated browser search field.

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The new Web Slices feature makes it possible to pull content from Web sites that have built Web Slices and view it from the browser's favorites bar.

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Web sites can integrate with the toolbar and other areas of IE 8 by taking advantage of the new Web Slice feature and having visitors install the Web Slice on their browser.

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When launching a new blank tab in IE 8, users are given multiple options for launching content from Accelerators or previously visited Web sites.

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Typing in the address bar in IE 8 brings up suggestions for content pulled from sites visited in the browser history.

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IE 8 now uses a standard inline find-in-page feature as opposed to the pop-up window used in previous versions of Internet Explorer.

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When visiting any Web site, users can click the Suggested Sites button to get a list of sites similar to the one they are viewing.

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IE 8's compatibility mode lets users run the browser in an emulate IE 7 mode for those sites that don't run well in IE 8.

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While IE 8 has better standards support than IE 7, it still scores lower on the Acid3 standards test than any other newly released Web browser.

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IE 8 RC1 features much-improved management for add-ons including plug-ins and the new Accelerators.

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IE 8 bolds the core domain name of Web sites in the address bar to help users detect fraudulent Web sites with similar names.

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When users run across potentially malicious Web sites, they can choose to have the IE 8 SmartScreen Filter check the site on demand.

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Users can choose to have the SmartScreen Filter on in order to detect potentially dangerous sites or can have the filter turned off by default.

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When a site fails to load or connections fail, IE 8 can attempt to diagnose and solve the problem.

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