Of the more notable new features are the UI enhancements. You’ll notice immediately that you’ve got much more screen real estate within the browser itself. We physically see more of the Internet. Thats because Microsoft have seriously paired down the top task bar menu bars and its a welcome edition to improve our web browsing experience. Pressing the alt key will tab the file and edit control menu bar at the top on and off. The UI is much more in keeping with Windows 7 and more closely matches the Aero interface. Pinned sites allows you to literally drag a URL from the Address Bar and pin a website to the task bar, which creates a shortcut. You can then return to said site with one simple click.
You now have enhanced tabs and a new tab page – The new tab page can show most visited sites, and tabs are shown next to the address bar. Similarly to Chrome you now access a list of your most frequently visited sites by clicking on the new tab button. Bing search is built right into the top of the browser, a great new addition. Its my opinion that surfing the web in Windows 7 is a far more productive and visually appealing experience than in OS X or Linux thanks to the addition of existing features like snapping and full screen browsing. Now with IE 9’s additional enhancements the appeal has increased further. It’s a nice clean look and feel and offers us more visibility of the Web itself. Also the benchmarks don’t lie, this is the fastest browser available for Windows, so it might be finally time to make the switch back from Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and others. Visit the link below to test drive IE 9 today.
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