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Internet Explorer 9 will feature tabbed browsing upgrades

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2010 19:59 User comments (14)

Internet Explorer 9 will feature tabbed browsing upgrades Microsoft has recently filed a patent relating to the upcoming Windows Explorer 9 web browser that will enhance the functionality of tabbed browsing and tab management.
Neowin says the patents (pictures at end of article) describe "a system and method for selecting a tab within a tabbed browser."

The patent was filed in September of last year, and shows that IE8's "quick tabs" feature will be upgraded substantially. In addition to thumbnails of all open tabs, users will be able to drag and move the tabs from within the Quick Tabs page. Thumbnails will enlarge when you hover over them with the mouse, allowing for an easier preview of the page.

Check the patent pictures here, via Neo:


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14 user comments

123.1.2010 22:27

So basically another browser is stealing Opera's speed dial?

224.1.2010 1:08
fgamer
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Why is Microsoft so late with things on IE? I don't get it. Software is their major, their losing IE users in large numbers. They better start reinventing IE and think outside of the box.

324.1.2010 1:38

better late them never, i guess.? i am still on there side as i think they will come out with some good things :)

424.1.2010 5:15

Originally posted by dawnman:
better late them never, i guess.? i am still on there side as i think they will come out with some good things :)

BullShit. Like reinvent some new incompatible web standards? Screw up things for web designers a little more? Push them to take care of crapware-compatibility just a little more? All I'm wishing for IE is "burn, baby, burn"

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524.1.2010 7:40

If i was them i would just give up on IE and make some kinda deal with FF to make that their standard browser in Win.. But sadly that'll never happen :(

624.1.2010 12:29

Quote:
Originally posted by dawnman:
better late them never, i guess.? i am still on there side as i think they will come out with some good things :)

BullShit. Like reinvent some new incompatible web standards? Screw up things for web designers a little more? Push them to take care of crapware-compatibility just a little more? All I'm wishing for IE is "burn, baby, burn"
I don't see anything wrong with advancement...according to your argument, hardware/game console manufacturers should not make any improvements, advancements, and make it so much harder for game developers that need to re-design and improve everything.

724.1.2010 15:22

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by dawnman:
better late them never, i guess.? i am still on there side as i think they will come out with some good things :)

BullShit. Like reinvent some new incompatible web standards? Screw up things for web designers a little more? Push them to take care of crapware-compatibility just a little more? All I'm wishing for IE is "burn, baby, burn"
I don't see anything wrong with advancement...according to your argument, hardware/game console manufacturers should not make any improvements, advancements, and make it so much harder for game developers that need to re-design and improve everything.
He is arguing that IE doesn't follow web standards very well, and sometimes tried to invent it's own. His argument is spot on.

824.1.2010 16:40

LMAO I think there main objective should be to work on security first there the most insecure browser there is now even with boo coo updates.And need to stop using shit from the older versions.

924.1.2010 21:49

Im not concerned about tabs and such, as much as view security on a web browsr and ill be damned if im using a browser with holes in security and copying other browser's features. They need sonething ORIGINAL, not rehashing the same old crap over again. Thats why i use opera/firefox cause its faster and they are able to fix ulnerabilities a hell of alot quicker. - BLUEBOY

1025.1.2010 9:40

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by dawnman:
better late them never, i guess.? i am still on there side as i think they will come out with some good things :)

BullShit. Like reinvent some new incompatible web standards? Screw up things for web designers a little more? Push them to take care of crapware-compatibility just a little more? All I'm wishing for IE is "burn, baby, burn"
I don't see anything wrong with advancement...according to your argument, hardware/game console manufacturers should not make any improvements, advancements, and make it so much harder for game developers that need to re-design and improve everything.
Right on. I wish they could scrap IE and make a new browser that works! Very frustrating to design something that works in Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc. and NOT IE!

He is arguing that IE doesn't follow web standards very well, and sometimes tried to invent it's own. His argument is spot on.

1125.1.2010 20:04

Why does this sound like something Google Chrome already does.

1225.1.2010 20:57

Is it a case of too many cooks spoil the broth? Is that why Microsloth has problems with software products, too many wanting to push their own barrow, wanting their own way and not really working together. MS basic was a basic program That the founder of MS bought the rights to, and developed a little, and went on from there. In a large organization, people have their own agenda, and if they can't get their own way, who can guess what they may do to any software development, who checks ALL THE CODE of each and every program, we have heard about back-doors to programs, whether accidental or deliberate, who knows who wrote what in such a large program, and for how long are products tested and checked before release? Just my rant.


warlock

1326.1.2010 9:36

Originally posted by DK1979:
If i was them i would just give up on IE and make some kinda deal with FF to make that their standard browser in Win.. But sadly that'll never happen :(
You aren't a moron. M$ is run by ass licking suits. That is why they are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo far behind on everything.

1426.1.2010 10:05

The problem here is the software patent.

I'm sure Neowin supports this 100%. Stupid Windows fanboys.

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