Category: Internet Explorer
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.
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:
Another 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:
Includes benchmarking capabilities too.
As you might know, we love HTML5 games and all kinds of crazy demos and in case you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 yet, which has a spectacular Minesweeper client, here is a cross platform option for you.
What if you aren’t into games at all? Well, assuming that you are a librarian who is building a list of all known web browser tests for the future generations to come, here is another addition for you, straight from the Microsoft itself. After you run the test, it will measure how long will it take for your web browser to solve the minesweeper board, that’s as simple as it gets.
Following the recent IE10 launch for Windows 7, the software giant has also uploaded a new, bland and boring video, which tries too hard to duplicate the previous few ad’s success.
In any case, if you feel all touchy inside, check it out. You might like it.
Time to go back to IE?
Now here is something you won’t hear that often. Despite the common hate for Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java plugins, it looks like they are not the major offenders when it comes to the actual number of vulnerabilities.
According to the latest report by security firm Secunia, Google Chrome, Firefox and iTunes are responsible for the majority of Windows security issues. As it turns out, 86% of all Windows vulnerabilities in 2012 (up from 78% last year) come from non-Microsoft applications and here is the actual list (vulnerabilities – product name):
Watch out for blisters.
Now here’s something to be grateful for. With the launch of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and RT, the “Immersive” version of Microsoft’s web browser never ran flash content by default. Well, things are about to change as the software giant has since changed its mind and with the recently pushed update, IE10 will have flash content enabled by default.
According to Microsoft, “the vast majority of sites with Flash content are now compatible with the Windows experience for touch, performance, and battery life. With this update, the curated Compatibility View (CV) list blocks Flash content in the small number of sites that are still incompatible with the Windows experience for touch or that depend on other plug-ins.”