Category: Internet Explorer
It looks like there are some changes inside the Internet Explorer team.
According to the latest IEBlog post, Joe Belfiore will be replacing Dean Hachamovitch, the vice president for Internet Explorer, who will be joining a new team inside Microsoft.
If you haven’t heard about Joe Belfiore before, he’s a Microsoft veteran (been there over 20 years) and has contributed a lot, for example: Joe created the Windows 95 start menu, taskbar, is responsible for the Windows Phone / IE3-IE4 user experience and more.
Not just IE laws.
If you haven’t heard already, there is a law in South Korea, which requires all people to use Internet Explorer when shopping.
The good news? First of all, if you live in South Korea and can access the Internet… Congratulations to you. Now, it appears that at least some of the authorities are aware of the situation and it might change in the coming future.
Now here’s something funny to kickstart your weekend. Recently, someone submitted a bug report / suggestion to the Internet Explorer team and it sounds like this:
For the upcoming release I would like to see a big button in the middle of the screen labelled “Download Chrome” which takes the user to the Google Chrome download home page and allow them to download Chrome and automatically uninstall IE in a practical and efficient manner.
Here we go.
If you are using Windows 7 and the recent IE anime video got you interested in Microsoft’s web browser again, then today is your lucky day as the software giant has just announced the availability of Internet Explorer 11 Final for your OS.
Just like with Windows 8.1 version, you can expect better web standards support, improved performance, battery life and much more. The only thing you won’t get is data sync so if that’s important to you, sorry to disappoint.
“My name is Inori Aizawa and I’m an anime personification for Internet Explorer.”
Now here’s something new and different. Instead of pushing same kind of promotional videos again and again, Microsoft Singapore has decided to create something for all the people out there that love anime:
October, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down
If you thought that Internet Explorer will lose its crown anytime soon then think again as for quite some time now, it keeps doing the opposite. Up from 57.80% to 58.22% (0.42 point increase).
Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
Two lines of code make all the difference in the world.
It looks like Microsoft is trying to solve one of the more painful experiences for developers: creating paginated content and scrolling photo galleries that work on all the devices and different input mechanisms (touch, mouse wheel or a keyboard).
Worst possible timing ever.
When you release a new build of web browser, you’d expect that at least the most popular sites are to load properly. Turns out, this is not exactly the case with Internet Explorer 11.
According to several reports, opening Google on IE11 might force it into a compatibility mode that messes up the rendering of search results. Interestingly enough, you can fix this by simply pressing Alt+X and unchecking ‘Use Microsoft compatibility lists’.
Better late than never.
Following Google, it looks like Microsoft too has decided to speed up the overall browsing experience and pre-render web results on its own search engine.
Thanks to a newly introduced pre-render tag (which can be used by all web developers) on Internet Explorer 11, the first search result in Bing will be loaded in the background automatically. That just only makes sense, right? According to Microsoft, they designed this technology in a way so it does not waste or bandwidth or affect device’s battery life. We are not sure how they did it but it sounds like voodoo.