Category: Internet Explorer

Twitter To Halt Internet Explorer 6 & 7 Support

By | April 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

Twitter To Halt Internet Explorer 6 & 7 SupportMay 13th is the day.

Chances are, if you are reading this blog, then IE6 or IE7 are not exactly your browsers of choice. However, in case you are using Twitter and Internet Explorer 6 or 7 (shame on you), then we have some bad news to tell.

Starting from next month, TFW (Twitter for Websites) widgets-js library will no longer initialize the Follow button, Tweet button, embedded Tweets and timelines on Internet Explorer 6. In addition to that, Web Intents Events will stop supporting both IE6 and IE7 while factory functions for the creation of widgets are going to return false to any callback made by Internet Explorer 6.
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March, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome – Up; Safari, Opera – Down

By | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to Net Applications, we have a fresh set of market share data for you, which doesn’t look that different from the last month, to be honest. Let’s check it out.
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March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down

By | April 3, 2013 | 3 Comments


It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
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SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows Blue

By | April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows BlueFollows everyone else.

What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.

The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
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Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download List

By | April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Immersive Internet Explorer 11 Includes Download ListDo Not Track arrives as well.

Is it Metro? Modern? Immersive? No one knows yet but the fact is: IE10 Metro is pretty awful and has little to no functionality, just like the earlier Skype builds.

Now, according to WinBeta, IE11 will be at least partially usable as it includes a download list, which can be accessed by clicking on a wrench icon (see screenshot below).
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Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & More

By | March 29, 2013 | 9 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Features WebGL References & MoreA sign of what’s to come for both Windows 8.5 and Windows Phone 8.5.

Now here is a piece of good news to kick-start your weekend. According to the recent discovery by François Remy, who has Windows Blue installed on his machine, Internet Explorer 11 might support WebGL after all.

Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that WebGL does not yet work, however, the interfaces are already defined, which implies that Microsoft at least put some effort into it. Whether or not they have abandoned the idea, we will have to wait and see.
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Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

By | March 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 To Support Swiping

From Immersive to Desktop.

As more and more people get their hands on the recently leaked build of Windows 8 (codenamed Blue), Rafael Rivera from WithinWindows has discovered a neat hidden feature, which brings IE10 Immersive (aka Metro) swipe gesture to IE11 Desktop.
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Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS Support

By | March 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Dumps Legacy CSS SupportWill utilize Firefox tag instead.

Now here is a set of good news for everyone but the user agent sniffers. Thanks to the recently leaked build of Windows Blue, it was revealed that Internet Explorer 11 will replace its “MSIE” user agent string with “IE”, instantly disabling all the CSS hacks that target Microsoft’s web browser.

Not only that but Internet Explorer 11 will also include “Like Gecko” command, instructing web sites to send it the same code version as it would to Firefox.

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First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

By | March 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshots Leak

Synced tabs are finally coming.

Thanks to the leaked Windows Blue build 9364, guys at WinForum have managed to post quite a few OS and IE11 screenshots; and while we wait for someone to run HTML5Test or any other benchmarks, this is what we got now:
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HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RT

By | March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

HBO.com Is Blacklisted On Windows RTAnother stone in the garden.

Recently, we have reported about the changes in Microsoft’s IE for Modern UI blacklists where only specific sites won’t run Flash by default.

Well, it looks like HBO.com, one of the best known content providers around, is one of such sites that won’t run on Windows RT. As it turns out, IE10 for Windows 8 blacklist has 3 sites: briggs-riley.com, webassign.net and webinato.com while the RT version includes a total of 12, HBO and Twit being two of them.

However, while Twit.tv will work on their HTML5 based site, users browsing HBO on Windows RT will see the following message:
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