Category: Internet Explorer

October, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari – Up; Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


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).
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October, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Android Browser, Google Chrome – Up; Opera Mini – Down

By | November 4, 2013 | 1 Comment


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).
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Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points Standard

By | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Proposes CSS Scrolling Snap Points StandardTwo 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).

Instead of writing hundreds of lines of JavaScript code, Microsoft’s implementation only requires two. According to the software giant, “this code works with touch swipe in IE10 and IE11; new in IE11, this same markup automatically works with mouse wheels, arrow keys, and trackpads—allowing users to access these experience no matter the device they happen to be browsing with at the moment. Enabling a similar experience by writing JavaScript can take hundreds of lines of code, often doesn’t offer stick-to-your-finger manipulation, and typically stutters in performance on low-end hardware.”
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Internet Explorer 11 Forces Google.com Into Compatibility Mode

By | October 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 Forces Google.com Into Compatibility ModeWorst 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’.

Internet Explorer 11 To Pre-Render Search Results On Bing

By | October 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 To Pre-Render Search Results On BingBetter 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.

September, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari – Up; Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera – Down

By | October 10, 2013 | 5 Comments


Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge higher, up from 57.60% to 57.80% (0.2 point increase).
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Microsoft Pays $28,000 To IE11 Security Flaw Hunters

By | October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Pays $28,000 To IE11 Security Flaw HuntersIt looks like Microsoft is following Google’s steps and will be rewarding those that dedicate their days and nights seeking various security flaws.

According to Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist at Microsoft, the software giant is paying $28,000 in bounties for the vulnerabilities that were discovered in IE11.

If you are wondering what effect money has on people, Microsoft said that during first 30 days of the IE10 beta they did not receive any bulletin class reports, compared to “several” security vulnerabilities reported in Internet Explorer 11.
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Play Windows 95 Game “Hover” In Your Web Browser

By | October 3, 2013 | 6 Comments

Play Windows 95 Game "Hover" In Your Web Browser

As long as it supports WebGL.

Hover, a capture the flag game from the 90s era is coming back. Thanks to Dan Church (who approached IE Team), you’ll be able to relive your memories and have some casual fun. The goal is simple: capture more flags than your AI opponents. You may also collect various power ups that will help throughout the game.

Ironically, it won’t work on Internet Explorer 10 or lower, since it requires WebGL and Microsoft was too stubborn to include it in the previous versions of IE.

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Now Below 5%

By | October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Internet Explorer 6 Market Share Now Below 5%

Now here’s a reason for you to start celebrating weekend earlier, at least if you are a web developer and still care about IE6.

According to the latest data from NetApplications, Internet Explorer’s 6 market share is now sitting at the 4.76% mark. And as you will see from our upcoming report, IE’s market share is now the highest it has ever been this year: 57.79%.

Google Analytics To Drop Internet Explorer 8 Support

By | September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Google Analytics To Drop Internet Explorer 8 SupportNow here’s a non-news story for you.

If you are using Google Analytics and IE8, then you’re going to have a bad time as the search giant has recently announced its plans to drop the support for Microsoft’s web browser by the end of 2013.

As it says in the blog post, Google has “decided to do this to both accelerate the pace at which we can innovate new product features, and to facilitate adoption of newer web technologies in the design of the Google Analytics product.”
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