IE11 Brings Always Visible Navigation Bar, No Battery Hit With 100 Tabs Open

By | July 19, 2013

IE11 Brings Always On URL Bar, No Battery Hit With 100 Tabs Open

One of the most annoying things about the Metro version of Internet Explorer on a larger screen devices is the always hidden address / tab bar, which you constantly have to trigger with a swipe gesture. Now, it looks like Microsoft has realized how incredibly frustrating this can be and decided to include an option to keep the bar always visible.

In addition to that, the software giant claims that (thanks to various optimizations) users won’t see a hit on battery life even if you have 100 tabs open.

With Windows 8.1 being free and RTM build just around the corner, it will be interesting to see whether or not Microsoft decides to push the update (which includes IE11) in August or wait for the “official” launch in the fourth quarter this year.

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  1. bricky149 says:

    And how many of the 100 tabs they tested had plug-in content?

  2. Mehran says:

    I’m using IE11 on Windows 8.1 on a virtual environment, I have to say everything was extremely shitty at first, but after about 250 megabytes update, it turned to a good OS, but about IE11, I don’t have much to say, one should never rely on IE’s capabilities, because according to numerous Windows XP users out there who can’t have nothing newer than IE 8 and also millions of Linux and Mac users, it’s not logical.
    I wish those who use IE to reach to the website of their favorite browsers luck, it’s better than the past!