Category: Internet Explorer

Microsoft Begins Collecting Suggestions for Internet Explorer 9

By | May 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Begins Collecting Suggestions for Internet Explorer 9 Today IE Team has posted the following message on Microsoft Connect website

“Hi Everyone!

We have added a new feedback form on Connect designed specifically to handle improvements for the next version of Internet Explorer. This includes not just feature requests, but all types of feedback including issues that currently exist in IE. Please continue to rate the submissions since we will look at the top rated reports first. Continue Reading

New Feature in Windows 7 RC Gets Removed

By | May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

New Feature in Windows 7 RC Gets RemovedJust a short time after announcing new Windows 7 RC and IE8 behavior (where if a tab crashes, user gets a choice on what to do with it), IE team already released an update which turns this feature off.

What’s the main reason behind that? It was way too sensitive and annoying as Windows Vista UAC pop ups. Worrying that this can have a negative impact on Windows 7 users experience, Microsoft decided to pull this one off.

Windows 7 RC Improves Internet Explorer 8 Experience

By | May 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

With the recent Windows 7 RC Release, Internet Explorer 8 received a pleasant improvement to its reliability on Win 7.

Basically, when one of the IE8 tabs crashes/hangs, user gets a choice on what to do with it (see screenshot). Continue Reading

EU Schedules Microsoft Antitrust Hearing for June

By | May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

EU Schedules Microsoft Antitrust Hearing for JuneElectronista writes:

A date has been set for Microsoft to defend itself against European antitrust charges, Reuters reports. Between June 3rd and the 5th, representatives for Microsoft are expected to testify in a closed hearing before the European Commission, elaborating on the outlines of a written response submitted on April 28th. The company was originally ordered to reply by March 12th, but was granted two extensions, first to April 21st and then the 28th.

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Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust Charges

By | April 29, 2009 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust ChargesYahoo News Writes: Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday confirmed it has submitted a formal response to European Union charges that tying the Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system violates antitrust rules.
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At the time of the complaint, Opera said it was asking EU regulators to either force Microsoft to market a version of Windows without the browser, or to include other browsers with Windows.

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Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

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As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

Interent Explorer 8, Wave 1 Released

By | April 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8As a part of Internet Explorer 8 release schedule, Microsoft has released IE8 in additional 18 languages (Wave 1).

Bosnia (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Estonian, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 Language Packs for these languages can be downloaded from here.

Customizing Internet Explorer 8

By | April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

With the Internet Explorer 8 push via automatic update, IEBlog has released an article which gives you an insight on how to customize IE8 web browser.

Post covers few aspects of web browser, from menu positioning to address bar customizations.

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