Posts Tagged ‘Internet Explorer 9’

Google to Drop Support for Internet Explorer 9 – What It Means

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

This might be a bit naive, but I’m kind of surprised that Google provided support for a competing browser in the first place …

Google published a reminder today on the Google Apps blog that it has ended support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. What this means is that the company will not test existing or new features on Google Apps or Gmail for compatibility with the web browser. It does not mean that Internet Explorer 9 users cannot access Google Apps or Gmail any longer, but it is likely that it will have consequences in the long run.


Tweak IE9 – Modify Internet Explorer 9 Settings

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This sounds like a helpful add-on for configuring IE9; I’m surprised that somebody didn’t do this sooner …

When you are trying to customize Microsoft’s latest web browser Internet Explorer 9 you are limited by the configuration options, called Internet Options in the browser. Those options have not really changed a lot since the release of Internet Explorer 6. Users who wanted to tweak and modify other elements of the browser had to rely on Registry tweaks, group policies and third party tools.


Why You Should Install Internet Explorer 9

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I recently bought a new home computer and immediately updated IE8 to IE9; huge improvement in speed and security …

Microsoft has released the long awaited new version of Internet Explorer a few days ago. Internet Explorer 9 is currently only available via direct download, and not via Windows Update or another updating mechanism. That limits the reach of the browser considerably for now. This will change on March 21 when Internet Explorer 9 will become available as an update on Windows Update.


Can’t Move Menubar in Internet Explorer 9

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Here’s a simple trick to solve a minor-yet-annoying problem with IE9 …

Microsoft for some unknown reason has made the decision to hide the menubar in Internet Explorer 9 by default. Some users are apparently able to display the menubar permanently by right-clicking on free space in one of the toolbars and selecting the menu bar from the available options. Others do not see the menu bar entry in the context menu.


Internet Explorer 9 Launch – All the Information You Need

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Here’s a nice overview of new IE9 features, plus a description of a few tricks that you can use to tweak IE9 to fit your application …

Microsoft is preparing to launch the final version of Internet Explorer 9 today at 9PM Pacific Time. This guide gives you all the information that you need to be prepared for the launch.

Internet Explorer 9 will be released for 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 and the server products Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The minimum system requirements are 512 Megabytes of RAM, a computer with a 1 Gigahertz processor and 70 to 200 Megabytes of hard drive space depending on the version used.


Internet Explorer 9 ActiveX Filtering – Fix Flash, Java and Other Plugins

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

ActiveX is generally a pain in the, uh, somewhere-or-other …

I have seen several reports on the Internet that users of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 have troubles playing Flash videos, Java apples, games and other contents powered by plugins such as Java or Adobe Flash. The reports have emerged after the release of the IE9 Release Candidate and it seems that they are linked to the newly introduced ActiveX Filtering option.


Mozilla Infographic Compares Firefox and Internet Explorer

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

IE9 hasn’t even been officially released yet, but it looks like Firefox is already beating IE9 in speed tests …

Is Internet Explorer 9 a modern web browser, and how does it compare to Firefox 4. Those are the two questions that Mozilla’s Paul Rouget tries to answer with an infographic and a blog post. The infographic looks at the technical side of things, web compatibility, platform support and hardware acceleration to name a few. All show that Firefox 4, and sometimes even Firefox 3.5 or 3.6, do better than Internet Explorer 9.


Internet Explorer Tracking Protection Lists, Check Before Installing

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

If you’re thinking about setting up Tracking Protection in IE9, you probably want to read this …

Tracking Protection is a new feature introduced in Internet Explorer 9. It is a mix of an ad blocker and privacy tool that can block scripts automatically on web pages. Users can create their own custom lists or install lists directly from an official Microsoft website (see Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection Lists for all the details on that). Microsoft is currently offering five different lists created by four companies on the Tracking Protection Lists page.


List of Internet Explorer 9 RC Changes

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Here’s what you can expect from the new IE9 release candidate …

If you have followed the news you know that Microsoft did release the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9 a few days ago. You may have also heard of some of the new features of the release candidate. Both Tracking Protection and ActiveX Filtering have without doubt received the most media attention.


Internet Explorer 9 Beta Users Will Receive Automatic Update to RC

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This kind of makes it sound like the IE9 release date must be just around the corner …

Internet Explorer 9 Beta users may be in for a surprise in the coming days as Microsoft has revealed that the release candidate of IE9 will be added as an important update to Windows Update. The rollout will start gradually and complete in the following days until all Internet Explorer 9 Beta users have been covered.