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While there are countless things that are new or improved in (IE) Internet Explorer 9 we will only cover a few of thoee exciting features. To view a full list of the features for IE 9, click here to visit the Microsoft website.
The new graphic capabilities and improved performance in IE 9 set the stage for immersive and rich experiences. Hardware-accelerated text, video, and graphics mean your websites perform like the programs that are installed on your computer. High-definition videos are smooth, graphics are clear and responsive, colors are true, and websites are interactive like never before. With sub-system enhancements like Chakra, the new java-script engine, websites and applications load faster and are more responsive. Combine IE 9 with the powerful graphics capabilities that Windows 7 has to offer, and you'll get the best web experience on Windows yet.
The shorter, streamlined installation of IE 9 is faster than previous versions. It requires fewer decisions on your part, takes less time to load pages, and doesn’t require that you install updates separately. Once it's installed, you're ready to start browsing.
The new browser frame makes any website shine. Designed based on what you use most, the navigational controls in IE 9 are streamlined and simplified. The back button is larger, the Address bar and search box are combined into one new Address bar, and the multiple menus from previous versions of Internet Explorer are consolidated into a single menu. The result: You'll only see what's essential to your browsing experience on the Internet today.
Simplified yet enhanced, the user interface brings sites forward. Characteristics of each website are reflected throughout the browser, allowing you to be more immersed in each site you visit.
With One Box, surfing or searching the web is a snap. You can start typing a web address and AutoComplete anticipates what you’re looking for to help you get to your websites quickly. And because search functionality is integrated into One Box, you don’t have to worry about remembering the full web address？type in familiar terms like “news” or “music” and you can get to the sites you love in a flash.
Trying to locate something on the web? Searching from One Box gives you a quick way to find what you're looking for. Depending on the search providers you use, as you type words, search suggestions, search results？including visual search results？and headline matches or other relevant suggestions are shown in the drop？down list. Click a suggestion to run the search without having to type any more words. And you can add search providers or change the provider you want to use right from the bottom of the drop？down list as well.
The privacy of information that you enter into One Box is an important part of the Internet Explorer promise. You're in control of what information, if any, gets shared with search providers. From the Address bar drop-down list, you can choose to turn on search suggestions or turn them off. If you choose to turn search suggestions on, the text you type is sent to the search provider as you type it rather than being sent after you finish typing and press Enter.
With Pinned Sites, you can get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar？without having to open Internet Explorer first.
Pinning a site takes seconds: click the icon to the left of the web address in One Box, or the tab for the website, or the website's icon on the New Tab page, and then drag it to the taskbar. That's it. Once a site is pinned, it shows up as its own thumbnail, separate from Internet Explorer. Now all it takes is one click to get to your favorite website.
Each site that's pinned to the taskbar has a Jump List. Some also have thumbnail preview controls like playing or pausing a video, which you'll see underneath the thumbnail preview. And some sites you pin have icon overlays, which provide information about the status of a website, such as the number of new messages in your inbox.
By pinning a site, the site is at the center of the experience, not the browser. When a pinned site is launched from the taskbar, the browser frame and navigational controls integrate the site's icon and primary color, providing an experience that's tailored to the site you're viewing.
You can also add additional home page tabs for each site you pin. That way when you open a site that's pinned you can open several webpages or websites all at once. To add additional home page tabs to a pinned site, navigate to the webpage or website you want to add as a home page tab, right-click the pinned website's icon to the left of the Back button, and then click Add as a home page.