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20 Amazing Features of Internet Explorer 9

IE9 first beta

Internet Explorer 9 is finally here! Guess what, this time Microsoft has delivered it perfectly without any problems. Just on right time IE9 got released and users are playing around the all new UI from Microsoft.

If we would like to describe IE9 is 3 words it will be Fast, Smooth and Mind Blowing! Before the first beta Microsoft had released 4 platform previews to make its users and developers to have a look at its depth features. Through these test drives IE9 got many users attracting towards it before the beta release.

Similar to Google, even Microsoft used some strategy by giving away the beta to top developers so that they start promoting it before the public release. That was good for some who had got chance to feel about IE9.

Lets cut this story here and start speaking about amazing IE9 and its features.

IE9 before installation

Have a look at what Microsoft IE9 is saying in screenshot! Yes! IE9 offers fast browsing like Chrome and Firefox. Clean and secure as well.

IE9 Clean Browser

Finally IE9 is Chromified. After Firefox its IE9 turn to be Chrome like design. More browsing window space and happy users 🙂

IE9 Status command and favorite bar

Even we do accept not having status bar activated in IE9 make you go crazy. If you click on any link, for sometime a ring will be revolving on its tab and then it will stop before page being loaded. Many menu features has been embedded in Command Bar and it can be activated just by right click on top-right corner.

IE9 reduced menu

Compared to its previous versions of Internet Explorer’s, IE9 has got drastic changes in menu style. Menu structure has been reduced totally. Only few options are visible on the screen through Tools and favorite button on top-right corner. Rest has to enabled though command bar and pressing CTRL once.

IE9 browsing history

Microsoft IE team has finally added a browsing history feature in IE9. Users can access the history by clicking on the Star or Favorite Button on top-right corner.

IE9 firefox like buttons

IE9 has may be copied back and forward buttons from Firefox. These two buttons are exactly similar to Firefox’s big back button and small forward button.

IE9 caret browsing

Caret Browsing feature of IE9 turns your browser as a read-only mode MS word. As shown in image, turning on this feature will allow you to access website as a word.

Rather than using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard—Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, and the arrow keys. This feature is called Caret Browsing and is named after the caret—or cursor—that appears when you edit a document.

IE9 website filter

SmartScreen filter feature is used to check the browsing website for any threats. Is any threats are found then the report will be sent to MS and IE9 will warn user to stop opening the site.

IE9 ignore color style font size

Now user can ignore the style sheet being used by website by enabling any of the option specified above. Once enabled, it applies to all other sites as well.

Tech Tip: How to use? Tool-> Accessibility.

IE9 formatting using user css

IE9 provides a facility to see others website in your style. User can design their own stylesheet and use it to see external sites.

Tech Tip: How to use? Tool-> Accessibility.

IE9 save password

Previously pop-ups have become bottom notifications in IE9 now. Now user can see notifications like save password, download, pop-up blocked and few others on the bottom part of the browser. This save user to stay on page when answering to them similar to Google Chrome.

IE9 save and run

IE9 team has added a new feature like save and run downloaded file in IE9. This feature reduces the time spent on saving the file and browsing for it to run.

IE9 new download window

Do you remember in previous versions of IE if we start downloading 3 or 4 files together then it used to open similar number of pop-up to show the progress. Now IE9 has got new downloads window similar to Firefox(but better than Fx) to display the active downloads.

IE9 opened site status

Internet Explorer 9 provides the feature called “Open Site Status” which tells whether the currently opened sites are very active, active or inactive. This information will be obtained to users when they click on the new tab.

IE9 reopen closed tabs

User can now open the recently closed tabs by using reopen closed tab feature. This feature is helpful when user closes the tab by mistake.

Tech Comment: Similar to Chrome 😛

IE9 website to excel conversion

This is one of the most stunning feature in IE9. Users can convert website to excel by right clicking and selecting “Export to Excel” option. After selecting the option, MS excel will be opened as shown in screenshot. Now a click on import button will produced below shown result.

IE9 after import

Only the text will be exported to excel sheet.

IE9 site suggestion

User can turn on and off site suggestions by their default search engine anytime.

IE9 cut, copy and paste

Again same cut, copy and paste shortcuts. First Google Chrome introduced, then Firefox copied and now IE9!

IE9 site to start menu

Image speaks everything!

IE9 webpage edit through word

Now user can edit any web site in MS word and store it in webpage extension. User can edit the html coding, only the text visible on the site.


Well these are th few best features we got from IE9 first beta. Lots of improvements in all the corners of browser. We IE9 is the perfect browser by Microsoft. But only sad news is Windows XP users can’t use IE9 🙁

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Do you think IE9 is ready for browsers war? Is this perfect IE browser you were expecting? Any feature missed out? Please let us know what you feel about IE9 now! 🙂

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