Friday, July 30, 2010

Leaked IE9 build reveals new download manager and start page

Images of what appears to be an early build of Internet Explorer 9 has been leaked by a Chinese website. The screenshots reveal a new download manager with support for pausing and canceling downloads (goddamn! Microsoft, what took you so long to implement that?) and a very Chrome like start page.

There is also a new icon for Internet Explorer 9 – not a radical change, just a new shade of blue and perhaps a thinner “e”.

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The notable change is the download manager which looks somewhat like Firefox’s with pause and cancel buttons.

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The start page on the other hand is very Chrome like, showing the 10 most frequently visited sites.

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There also appears to be an improved add-on feature. Installed add-ons are now activated immediately without the need to refresh the page related to the plug-in.

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The new build of IE9 is also shown to score ten-times more in Sunspider JavaScript score over Chrome

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The website has confirmed that these screenshots are genuine and comes from a build distributed to internal and external partners.

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