Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Internet Explorer 9 to enhance tabbed browsing

has filed a patent that revls Internet Explorer 9 is set to have better tab management options and enhanced functionality.

The patent, spotted by MVP Manan Kakkar, describes a system and method for selecting a tab within a tabbed browser. Originally filed in September 2009, the patent revls that the Quick Tabs fture in Internet Explorer is likely to be enhanced with better functionality and grter tab management options. In Internet Explorer 8 Quick Tabs simply display thumbails of all tabs open with the option to close them individually. The patent s revl that the following ftures will be included:

* Drag and move the tabs within the Quick Tabs interface.
* Tab thumbnails will enlarge on mouse-hover.
* In case your tab row was over flowing with tabs and in Quick Tabs you were to hover the mouse on a tab not currently visible on the tab bar, the overflow icons would change apprance.

originally announced and demonstrated Internet Explorer 9 at PDC 2009. IE 9 will take advantage of the power of the GPU for all page rendering and developers can this using CSS, DHTML and javascript. believes IE9 will result in smoother rendering and improved performance. Interoperability and standards support is incrsing and ftures such as rounded corner CSS support will be built in. A new JS engine will also be built into Internet Explorer 9. officials offered no time lines or indiions as to when a build of Internet Explorer 9 will be available publicly. Neowin understands are on target to provide an rly technical preview build at MIX 2010 in March.
Source: neowin

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