Tech Talks@2: Explorer 9 Features
When it comes to Internet browsers, not all are created equal. Tech Talks @2 recently started a four-part series to highlight some of the latest features in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. We will cover one browser each Tuesday, so tune in at 2:00pm to learn how your current browser of choice stacks up against the others. Who knows, you might walk away with a new favorite browser.
This week’s Tech Talks @2 (watch now) focused on Internet Explorer 9, which is available for Windows Vista and 7. Here are some of the new features available in Explorer.
Web-focused Browsing – The back button is larger, the Address bar and search box are combined into one new Address bar, and the multiple menus are consolidated into a single menu. Learn more.
Tab Page – Saves your most frequently visited sites, and allows you to reopen closed tabs and reopen your last browser session. Learn more.
Pin Sites to Task Bar – Tabs can be pinned to the Windows 7 task bar, just like programs. Learn more.
One Box – Combines the address and search bar into one. Bing is the default search engine, but you can also add others. Learn more.
Security and Privacy
- The new notifications display is less intrusive, but still easy-to-spot. Learn more.
- Tracking Protection Lists make it easy to keep websites from tracking your browsing habits using tracking protection lists. Learn more.
- SmartScreen Filter verifies URLs against Microsoft’s blacklist and blocks known malicious sites. Learn more.
Scott Hildebrand serves as an Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies. In his role, he specializes in training and development. Scott helps facilitate workshops, events, and other opportunities that help faculty integrate the use of available and appropriate technologies that will enhance learning. His area of responsibility includes Elon’s course management system and summer online program, the elite Program (student technology assistants), and collaborating and partnering with other university departments to promote effective uses of educational technologies.