Top Five Features In Internet Explorer 8 For Great Surfing: IE8 Tips

April 9, 2009

in Reviews&Extras

Microsoft has added some really great features in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) which makes it much better than Internet explorer 7 i.e IE7. So have a look at top five features in Internet Explorer 8 with which you can really have great surfing experience.

1: Compatibility view: Microsoft has introduced a compatibility view option in IE8 for the websites which are not compatible with IE8. This feature allows you to view websites (which are not compatible with IE8) on a previous version of Internet Explorer i.e IE7. Compatibility view option is located next to the address bar just before stop button.

2: Web slices:
Web slices keeps you updated with a particular section or part of a web page instead of complete website. When you are subscribed to a web slice (such as facebook status updates) you will be able to see the updated content as a link on favourites bar.

3: Accelerators: You can really make your browsing session a efficient one with this feature of IE8. With this feature you can perform some everyday browsing tasks like translating a word or a line, mapping an address etc. without opening a new window or any new tab. Just highlight a word or a line and you will see a accelerator icon, click on it and it will give you a list of options that you can perform for your selection.
IE8 Accelerator feature

4: Domain Highlight: Internet Explorer 8 highlights the domain name in URL entered in the address bar. It makes the domain name black and bold so that you can easily identify phishing and deceptive sites.

5: Caret Browsing: With Caret browsing you can use the navigation keys on the keyboard to select text and navigate around within a web page. For activating caret browsing press F7.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Fred April 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Third and fourth feature are really great.


2 admin April 10, 2009 at 1:09 pm

@Fred, Thanks for dropping by Fred.


3 Mack April 10, 2009 at 1:49 am

Hey domain highlighting is quite a good way to figure out phishing sites, its great really!


4 admin April 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

@Mack, Welcome to VirginTech Mack and thanks for dropping by!


5 junior March 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I think your web site is great,but i think you can do better,make you web site more active and make it fun for users to enjoy it


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