Microsoft Posts IE9 Preview on its Russian Website

Microsoft is expected to reveal its revamped browser in the form of IE9 on September 15. But seems like, somebody at theheadquarters got a bit too revved up and posted a preview of the browser on the company’s Russia website. Now, before you stop reading this and rush to the Russian site, the bad news is that the preview has since been pulled off.  However, according to the leaked information, IE 9 beta presents a significantly cleaner and uncluttered interface, which means that users will now have more screen real estate for actual website. The browser is also likely to have a new feature which will enable the one-click access to oft-visited websites. For this you will need to ‘pin’ a website and a new icon for that website will be created. So now you don’t need to open the browser first.

IE9 will also offer “tear-off tabs” function, which is long overdue in any case. The function is already present in other respectable browsers like Safari and Chrome. “Tear Off” tabs allow you to select a tab and turn it into a separate window. Since the leak was short lived, not much information is available for the soon to be unveiled browser. Guess, we all just have to wait till September 15 to get more information. However, looks like, grand old daddy Microsoft is trying its best to catch up with the young guns. Let’s hope that it comes out with some original features as well. Amen.

Source: ZDNET

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