Internet Explorer 9 beta is now available in wild and the guys at istartedsomething have posted a great article discussing about the features in this new browser.
Here are the new features of Internet explorer 9 and how Microsoft managed to Give Internet explorer 9 that massive boost
So first whats the thought behind the new address bar and tabs display, well the team decided that they should take away the two-line configuration as it was too distracting for users and replace it with their new single line design, they also decided that it isn’t that important to show the window’s title bar as the websites name is shown on the tabs anyway and finally Microsoft wanted to get away from that bulky heavy appearance and wanted it to be “light”. Another big new feature of the upgraded address bar is that they have merged to search and address bar in one (as in chrome).
Next tabs, since IE9 was first leaked a month ago one frequent question was how will Microsoft’s new browser deal with lots of tabs, well Microsoft have found out that in 90% of the browsing sessions they analyzed, most people had 4 or fewer tabs open and never more than 8. As such, on a reasonably sized display, there is more than sufficient room for tabs used by most users, so there isn’t really much changes with the tabs.
Now for the new download manager, if you are like me and you absolutely hated the download manger Internet explorer used to use you are in for a treat, IE9′s new download manager is now more secure and is now easier to use and has a built in search so you can go straight to your required download.
Next the “new tab” page, this page now includes the pages you explored recently instead of their old new tab page which was pretty useless.
Also there is the feature that lets you pin sites to your windows 7 taskbar for single click access.
Want to learn more about all the features of Internet explorer 9 beta? check out the Beauty of the web.