Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 7 – Stop and Refresh buttons

Move stop-and-refresh back to where they were in IE6 This was going to be my first post in this series, but the Vista Team blog stole my thunder with a much more detailed post covering lots of the chrome customizations, so I left it for last. 🙂 Be sure to check it out the Vista…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 6 – Authenticated RSS

  Authenticated RSS Feeds When we first released the Windows RSS platform a number of people asked us about authenticated feeds. As I said in those posts, it was a hard cut for IE7, but I’m really happy to see that it’s here for IE8 🙂 To set up an authenticated feed, just subscribe to…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 5 – Tab duplication

Clone your current place One of the nice things about the “New Window” (Ctrl-N) feature dating back to early releases of IE, is that it always duplicates the current open window, as well as all of its state – in particular, the window’s history. When the “New Tab” feature was created back in IE7, I…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 4 – OmniBox™

Use your address bar for searching A little-known fact is that IE has always had a combination address-bar/search box (this goes back to at least IE6). Well, to be fair, I thought this was fairly well-known until reviewers starting going nuts over the Omnibox™. If you enter a single word with no spaces, IE has…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 3 – Feed Search

Searching the future This morning I wanted to find out where I read about that “Skymarket” initiative. Off to IE, type in “skymarket” and it shows me not just Long Zheng’s original post, which I had read but also Joe Wilcox’s commentary, which I hadn’t read yet. What happens is that IE is searching across…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part 2 – Formatted View Source

Formatted View Source You don’t have to be a pro developer to love this one. Since the very beginning, IE has relied on the built-in Notepad editor to show page source. Notepad, it should be noted is not a source viewer. In IE8, for the first time, the IE team itself took on ownership of…

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Little things you may not have noticed in IE8: Part I – Search Quick Pick

IE8 has a lot of big new features (see the IE blog for more of that), but what I like about it is the small things. This is the first in a short series of my favorites little features that I haven’t seen mentioned much (or at all) elsewhere: Search Engine Quick Pick I am…

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