Good!… Beta progress can be experience in the new IE9 RC Build. Here are the highlights.
[link back: IE Blog ]

In the order that was presented in the video below :-)

  • 5 Pinned sites with Multiple home pages
  • 4 Tabs placements
  • 3 Closing TABs Enhancement (like every other browsers)
  • 2 Hotkey. See the video for a sample on how to
  • 1 Reduced the amount of space taken by a browser window… the claim is not in off to make a big difference when compared to other browsers.

Watch the quick video to get familiar with these new 5 things.

Other highlights

1)    HTML5 GeoLocation is supported now ..
2)    ActiveX filter
3)    Tracking Protection Lists
4)    Option to have tabs on a separate row.
5)    Ability to pin sites when task bar is not at the bottom of the screen.
6)    Setting to go to Intranet site for one word searches (GPO Available for IT Admins. See below!)
7)    Download speed is displayed on the notification bar.
8)    Performance and stability improvements.

Here is the new GPO Location on how to set the “Setting to go to Intranet site for one word searches”.

Download IE9 RC Build to take advantage of this new change in the code.

GPO Location:
This policy is available in both Computer and user Configuration!

Administrative Template\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Settings\Advanced Settings\Browsing\Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar

Registry Location:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

Dword value of 1 = Enable

Dword value of 0 = Disable

IE Setting Screenshot:

Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar

Registry Setting: GotoIntranetSiteForSingleWordEntry


The X man

Over the years Control Panel has been through several face lifts. For the most part it is not an IT Professionals best friend like it use to be. Once you give this little trick a try Control Panel will regain the respect it use to have. Say good-bye to the home user interface for ever.

Enabling the enhanced Control Panel was discussed on CNET.COM recently. CNET.COM has dubbed the new view ‘GodMode’. The write is great but there is an easier way which was pointed out to the folks at ie8blog.com and that is to create a shortcut on the desktop with the following.

C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

For all you Windows Vista users feel free to give it a try. This undocumented feature (or some are calling it an Easter Egg) has been around from some time since it works on Windows Vista. For Windows 2008 R2, no problems works like a champ and we suspect Windows 2008 (r1) will work as well.

What else do you get with Extended Control Panel?

a. Search is great, start typing and the list will dynamic filter. Very nice. Clear the filter to rest. This is on the top right.

b. Views work like you would expect. We like the Small Icon view which allows you to see more items and still maintain the descriptive tile.

References: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10423985-56.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

99% of the time starting IE is just a simple click of the mouse.

iexplore.exe -embedding -extoff -framemerging -k -noframemerging -private URL

-embedding Used to start Internet Explorer via OLE Embedding.

-extoff Internet Explorer 7 and later. Starts Internet Explorer in No Add-ons mode, which can be used to troubleshoot problems with browser add-ons.

-framemerging Internet Explorer 8 and later. Allows Internet Explorer to opportunistically merge new frame processes into existing frame processes.

-k Starts Internet Explorer in kiosk mode; the browser is opened in a maximized window that does not display the address bar, the navigation buttons, or the status bar.

-noframemerging Internet Explorer 8 and later. Prevents Internet Explorer from opportunistically merging new frame processes into existing frame processes.

-private Internet Explorer 8 and later. Starts Internet Explorer with InPrivate Browsing set to active.

URL After starting, Internet Explorer navigates to the page or resource specified as the URL.

Web Browser Control

Troubleshooting Internet Explorer Add-ons

Internet Explorer 8 and Reliability

InPrivate Browsing: Frequently Asked Questions

Options that are no longer valid starting with IE8.

-channelband –e –eval –nomerge –new –nowait –remote –v -version

Two interesting options are –framemerging and –noframemerging. We will try to find some real world examples that show the plus and minus of these options and update the post.