Category: Internet Explorer
It looks like Microsoft needs to hire a set of new plumbers as Windows 8 details (and builds) are constantly leaked to the net.
The latest one, Windows 8 Build 9385, among other things includes an updated version of Internet Explorer 11, which hints at a new user interface for developer tools.
Windows 8.1 build 9385 also includes improved developer tools for IE11, with a new interface for accessing debugging and other options.
But nothing to brag about.
Now here is a shocker for you: according to the recent report by Forrester, when it comes to enterprise, Internet Explorer still remains the number one web browser that IT workers choose.
How credible is it? Well, the survey itself is based on 7,295 IT workers, so the sample size is pretty decent. However, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine for once dominant IE, which holds 40.2% of the market share. Turns out, Google’s own web browser is sitting right on its toes with 27.8% share, followed by Firefox’s 25.4% and Apple’s Safari (1.8%).
May 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.
March, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
It’s April already and you know the drill, it’s time to dive into the latest market share numbers from HitsLink.
Follows 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.
Do 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.
A 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.
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.
Will 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.