Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Touts 9 Significant New Features

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-03-19
 
 
 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Touts 9 Significant New Features

by Darryl K. Taft

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Touts 9 Significant New Features

IE 8 Accelerators

Accelerators are a form of selection-based search that enables a user to invoke an online service from any other page using only the mouse. According to Microsoft, Accelerators eliminate the need to copy and paste content between Web pages. IE 8 specifies an XML-based encoding that enables a Web application or Web service to be invoked as an Accelerator service.

IE 8 Accelerators

Address Bar

Microsoft has upgraded the Address bar in IE 8.

Address Bar

Developer Tools

Microsoft provides a host of developer tools to help make IE developers more productive.

Developer Tools

Domain Highlighting

Internet Explorer 8 features domain highlighting and tab coloring.

Domain Highlighting

In-Private Browsing

IE 8 features in-private browsing.

In-Private Browsing

Filtering

IE 8 also features in-private filtering.

Filtering

Search

IE 8 offers search suggestions to users.

Search

SmartScreen

Microsoft offers users a SmartScreen filter capability.

SmartScreen

Web Slices

IE 8 supports Web Slices. Web Slices are snippets of an entire page that a user can subscribe to. Web Slices will be kept updated by the browser automatically, and can be viewed directly from the browser's Favorites bar, complete with graphics and visuals.

Web Slices

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