Making the Web Bigger Part 1: Improvements to Zoom

As display technologies advance and the world begins to fully embrace accessibility on the web, the Zoom and High DPI experience of all browsers has become increasingly important. This is the first in a series of posts describing changes and improvements to Internet Explorer 8 to enable a more readable web on today’s displays. In…

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IE8 on Windows 7: The New Taskbar

Hi again! I’m Helen Drislane, a Program Manager on the IE team and I will be discussing how IE integrates into the new Windows 7 taskbar. Since the new taskbar was completely redesigned to improve window management, I will first describe the new behavior of the taskbar, then talk about how IE takes advantage of…

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Customization in IE8

I am a user interface tester on the Internet Explorer team and one of my favorite things about any application is the ability to personalize the program to give it your own look and feel. I am never content with ubiquitous one-size–fits-all solutions and really look forward to products that value user choice. I’m excited…

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Handling script errors from three different perspectives

For the past several months, I’ve had the unique pleasure of helping to diagnose a variety of web site compatibility problems. Now I realize that I just called debugging web site issues a “unique pleasure”—why? Because I was able to use IE8’s enhanced script error dialog and developer tools! I found that script errors are…

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Accelerator Spotlight

Accelerators are a robust and customizable way of bringing you closer to the services you use most. We’ve said a lot about the technology behind Accelerators and how to build on it, but I thought it might be nice to step back for a minute and look at some of the things people have already…

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Change in Toolbar Management

Internet Explorer 8 now allows users to more easily manage their toolbars and add-ons. Feedback from Internet Explorer 7 users clearly indicated that there is a need for easier management of toolbar and add-ons. Our IE7 user feedback showed that less experienced users had problems with hiding toolbars to free up browser screen real estate,…

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