Out of all potential IE9 “leaks” and concepts, this one is definitely the most plausible.
MS4Press.ru has written an article called “5 new opportunities with IE9” (translated title) that did include the following screenshot.
Obviously, mentioned post has been removed since then and the higher resolution image is not yet available.
If you are curious enough about the content, here is a cached version from Bing + Google Translate:
5 new opportunities IE9
Before the beta release of the new Internet Explorer browser in September remained very short. And to warm up the expectations of those who wait, and of interest to those who still do not know about what unique qualities will have IE9 we decided to summarize all that has been said about the new Microsoft browser, and add something new.
Thus, the main advantages IE9 are as follows:
• Focus on Web
• Increased productivity
• Retired Sites
• Quick release tabs
HTML5. Internet Explorer was created in September with the expectation of support for modern language version of HTML5. In an effort to give developers the ability to use the Internet the same layout we have added many new features based on HTML5, CSS3, DOM L2 and L3, SVG, ECMAScript5, etc., which require hardware acceleration and up to standard. Furthermore, we have transferred a lot of new tests for HTML5, CSS3 and DOM at the W3C, and are actively participating in standardization work.
New features in HTML5 with hardware acceleration support elements include video and audio, which provides playback of embedded video and audio content without having to install add-ins. Canvas element provides a dynamic construction of graphic images by means of hardware acceleration of Windows and graphics card. Several new CSS3 modules extend the boundaries of creativity, web designers, and the API DOM means greater flexibility for developers of sites.
Focusing on the web. The new navigation bar Internet Explorer 9 simplifies perception websites.
Frame your browser is not overloaded with navigation elements, and compared with other browsers leave more space for the site.
Tools Navigation Internet Explorer 9 created in view of frequently used functions and also simplified. Button to return to the previous page has more address bar and search box integrated into one address bar that protects the user’s personal data, as many menus that are present in earlier versions of Internet Explorer, merged into one. The user now sees only what is necessary for navigation.
Retired Sites. For fixed sites, you can proceed directly from the taskbar, Windows, without having to open Internet Explorer. Secure site can be a few seconds: click the pins in the address bar or click the site in a new tab and drag it to taskbar. That’s it. If the site is fixed, for it shows his badge, separate from Internet Explorer. Now, from your favorite site separates only one click.
This feature brings into focus the site, and not the browser. Anchored sites are seamlessly integrated into a navigation system Windows 7. For every such site has a preview on the taskbar and a list of transition. Thus, the work of such sites – as simple and familiar, as with other applications Windows.
Quick release tabs and Windows Aero Snap. Often, for the task have to open several Web pages or windows. Advanced tab in conjunction with the function of the Windows Aero ® Snap can quickly display just two sites or two pages. To do this, simply drag the page to different edges of the screen, and the sites are displayed next to each other. Reproduction of the contents of the Web sites and video with no breaks.
UI looks nice though but don’t get excited, this interface still has some flaws. Either, this is an alpha/beta build or it’s yet another fake image.
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