Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Internet Explorer 8 Beta

Reach Beyond the Page
Accelerators
Now you can get more done, more quickly on the Web. Accelerators provide instant access to information like maps, Web search, translation, email, blogging, and more. Simply highlight a word or phrase on a page to harness the power of the Web like never before
Web Slices
Web Slices puts you in control of the information you care about most. Now you can subscribe to specific content within a page and monitor things like auction items, sports scores, entertainment columns, weather reports, and more. Internet Explorer 8 automatically delivers updated information directly to a Web Slice in your Favorites Bar, all without leaving the page you're on
Visual Search
Search is one of the most frequent and important things you do online. The new Internet Explorer 8 Search Box takes results to a whole new level by adding graphics and images, helping you find exactly what you're looking for, quickly and easily
Suggested Sites
If you love that site, try this one. That's the idea behind Internet Explorer 8's new Suggested Sites feature. At your request, Internet Explorer 8 can use your browsing history to suggest other sites you may like or find useful. It's another way that Internet Explorer 8 helps you utilize the Web to its full potential.
Faster, Easier
Improved Performance
Right from the start you'll notice that pages open and load faster than ever before. Plus with powerful new features like Accelerators and Web Slices, Internet Explorer 8 gives you the ability to get more done, more quickly.
Improved Search
When searching, it's critical that you get the absolute best results possible. With Internet Explorer 8, search also includes results from your local history and suggestions from your favorite search provider. And with Quick Picks you can easily switch between search providers or Find on Page with a single click.
Smart Address Bar
Internet Explorer 8 helps you find where you want to go even as you type it. By using Windows Search for faster performance and a richer return of information, the Smart Address Bar offers useful suggestions from your browsing history, favorites, and feeds. Single words will be matched to simple domain names, making Web surfing fast and efficient.
Find on Page
Searching for a keyword or phrase on a Web page is easier than ever. In Internet Explorer 8, the Find on Page search feature is built right into the browser and each instance of the search item is highlighted for a streamlined and efficient experience.
New Tab Features
Enhanced for Internet Explorer 8, the Tab page is more useful than ever. From it you can engage a host of Web services as well as open previously closed tabs or begin an InPrivate session.
Tab Grouping
Tab Grouping makes it easier to stay organized while browsing multiple Web pages. Tabs are now visually related to one another, and you can save time by closing a set of related tabs as a group instead of one at a time. You also can right-click on a tab to close tab groups, ungroup a single tab, or clone a tab.
Improved Zoom
With enhanced resolution and readability, Zoom allows for automatic scaling of a page's content while maintaining the site's intended layout. You can read very large or very small pages more clearly without having to scroll back and forth.
Peace of Mind
Privacy
With industry-leading security features like InPrivate, you can browse and shop confidently using Internet Explorer 8, wherever you go on the Web, knowing you have control over the protection of your personal information.
Automatic Crash Recovery
Web site crashes are now isolated to individual tabs rather than entire browser windows, meaning when a site crashes on one tab, you don't lose the rest. And Internet Explorer 8 will automatically recover the lost tab once it has identified the problem. You can surf with peace of mind knowing that Internet Explorer 8 is the most reliable version of Internet Explorer available.
Domain Highlighting
When you visit a site, its domain is highlighted in the Address Bar. This helps alert you to Web sites that are imposters of trusted sites, thus reducing the chance of compromising your personal information.
SmartScreen
With the new and improved SmartScreen® Filter, anti-phishing tools screen threats from imposter Web sites seeking to acquire personal information such as user names, passwords, billing data, and more. SmartScreen also includes new anti-malware tools to help prevent spyware, adware, and other potentially dangerous software from infiltrating your computer system and monitoring your every move.

Source: Internet Explorer 8

1 comment:

E. Moreli said...

Hiya My Story,

Saw your post by a Google alert. I agree with you that one of the killer features in IE-8 is Accelerators. The problem with Accelerators is that the user has to figure out which one to apply to his selection. It’s just unusable once you get more than two or three.

The version of selection-based search which I love is KallOut. www.KallOut.com

KallOut already works over IE (the older versions) and Firefox (my favorite) as well as all of office.

What IE8 Beta really needs is a way for the application to automatically choose which accelerator you need to use for a given mouse-based search request. Kallout already does this with its “Best-Guess” feature.

I downloaded the Kallout application from CNET but its main site is www.kallout.com

Erin