Category: Internet Explorer

Microsoft Fills a Patent for an Enhanced Tabbed Browsing

By | January 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Fills a Patent for an Enhanced Tabbed BrowsingSome time ago, Microsoft has filed a patent, designed to improve tabbed browsing functionality, which might be revealed in the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release.

Abstract (as from uspto.gov):
The techniques and mechanisms described herein are directed to a method for managing and selecting one out of large set of open tabs in a tabbed browser. Browsing software is configured to provide a quick pick user-interface that visually displays the content of the several tabs, such as a by displaying a thumbnail for each tab. The thumbnails allow a user to easily distinguish between each opened tab. Continue Reading

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability

By | January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security VulnerabilityAfter promising to fix Internet Explorer „Aurora“ security vunlerability as soon as possible, Microsoft kept its promises and released patch earlier today.

You may download it from the following page for IE5, 6, 7 and 8.

Here is an interesting thing: Maxthon browser (IE based) has „fixed“ the very same vunlerability yesterday with the following claim: „Maxthon Beats Microsoft to the Punch Creating Barrier to Zero-day Attacks“. Which prevented uses to get tricked into Aurora trap.

Microsoft Fixes Critical IE Security Vulnerability
Picture Source: Maxthon

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Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as Possible

By | January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as PossibleAs anticipation for Internet Explorer 6 security fix grows, Microsoft has decided to go “out of band” and release it as a standalone patch.

Here’s what company had to say about this:

“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability.

We take the decision to go out-of-band very seriously given the impact to customers, but we believe releasing an update out-of-band update is the right decision at this time. We will provide the specific timing of the release tomorrow.”

Microsoft also recommended customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and benefit from improved security protection.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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World Against Internet Explorer

By | January 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

World Against Internet ExplorerAfter German Federal Office for Information Security warned users to use browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, the French Computer Emergency Response Team is now advising the same.

In statement, it says: “pending a patch from the publisher, CERT recommends using an alternative browser.”

Microsoft’s spokesman in Germany said: “there is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning,”

Warnings come after recent IE vulnerability, which was one of the key factors, in the recent attacks on Google’s systems.

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You Seem to Be Using IE6 (Picture)

By | January 14, 2010 | 12 Comments

You Seem to Be Using IE6 (Picture)

Does anyone still code for IE6?

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

Thanks a lot to Nox for links.

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Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share Race

By | January 5, 2010 | 9 Comments

Chrome Overtakes Safari in Market Share RaceWell, this certainly wasn’t a big surprise. During the last month of 2009, Google Chrome (4.63% market share) became world’s 3rd most used web browser, overtaking Apple’s Safari (4.46%).

In other news, Internet Explorer market share went down from 63.62% to 62.69% (0.93 point decrease).

Firefox also lost some of the market share, going down from 24.72% to 24.61% (0.11 point decrease). Continue Reading

Tweak Internet Explorer with IE Tweaker

By | December 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now here is something for Internet Explorer users: IE Tweaker, a simple utility to fix and tweak IE web browser. As program author claims, it contains over 90 options to choose from.

Tweak Internet Explorer

Now you can quickly delete all junk files, disable/enable various menus, clear type fonts, animations, smooth scrolling and much more.

Download IE Tweaker.zip (159 KB) or visit IE Tweaker home page.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) JavaScript Engine: First Look

By | December 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

JavaScript engine team members John Montgomery, Steve Lucco and Shanku Niyogi give an early look at the upcoming IE9 JS engine. Doing some performance tests and comparing them to latest Firefox 3.6 Beta and Chrome releases.


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