Internet Explorer 9 Notification bar: frequently asked questions

Picture of the Notification Bar 

“Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for more fluid and faster browsing. Instead of dialog boxes popping up unexpectedly and getting in your way, all notification messages are consolidated in the Notification Bar, located at the bottom of the browser frame. Notifications won't interrupt your browsing by forcing you to act on them before you can continue. You can ignore them if you choose and act on them whenever you like. What's more, you'll find that the messages, error notifications, and warnings you see in the Notification Bar are more informative, easier to understand, and most importantly easier to act on.”

Read our IE9 notification bar FAQ – it covers the most asked questions about this feature such as

  • What is the Notification bar?
  • Can I ignore notifications?
  • Can I turn off the Notification bar?
  • Why does the Notification bar keep telling me to speed up browsing?

Read our IE9 notification bar FAQ


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Comments (4)

  1. IE 9 Notification Bar Is Absolute Nonsence says:

    "Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for more fluid and faster browsing."

    Really?  And you believe that statement do you.

  2. Steve W says:

    This is a load of rubbish ! The notification bar is always popping up on our on Intranet site warning a bout a file download. This is a validated file that is needed. How can this bar be permanently disabled and the download of the file continue ?

  3. robmar says:

    Hi Steve – without knowing more details I cannot say, feel free to email me direct at and I will try and help

    and sorry for the delayed response


  4. SLester says:

    Microsoft please remove IE 9 notification bar!!!!

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