Review: Internet Explorer 9 - in pictures

9/10

Manage add-ons

Manage add-ons

As well as a new Notification Bar at the bottom of the screen, which delivers status information such as the option to remember a website's password, there are other slightly more significant add-on management options. The Add-on Performance Advisor gives the user more or less immediate control over which toolbars and add ons should be allowed to run at any one time. This is the fastest route to removing the Google Toolbar, although it's hard to think of a reason why you would want to do that. Still, given longer-term use and the amount of web 'side order' junk most users seem to accumulate over time, it seems like a sensible and pleasing feature to incorporate.

 

After almost exactly two years, Microsoft is finally ready to move to the next version of its web browser with Internet Explorer 9 progressing from public beta to its full-blown release candidate. Promising streamlined design, fewer dialogue boxes to click through and more intuitive navigation, IE9 is distinguished by the fact that it is not tied to any major iteration of the Windows operating system. In terms of system requirements IE9 demands Windows Vista 32-bit with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or higher - or Windows 7. It also requires 512 MB of memory and 70 MB of hard drive space for a successful 32-bit installation.
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