5 Advantages Of Internet Explorer 8

Curious about 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8? When the little box pops up telling you that it is time to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, you may be unsure in regards to whether or not Internet Explorer 8 is right for you. Windows Internet Explorer 8 was released in March of 2009 and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

  1. Smart address bar. The smart address bar is one of the 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8. The advantage of the smart address bar is the fact that it makes it easier for you to locate sites that you may want to visit. Basically, the bar matches what you type into the address bar with previous websites that you have stored in your history and favorites.
  2. Tab groups. Tab groups, one of the 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8, assists in the process of grouping similar content together in consecutive tabs. If you click on a link that is within one tab, Internet Explorer 8 will automatically open that link in a tab that is right next to the tab that the link was in, and both tabs will be given the same color.
  3. Reopen last browsing session. Don't you hate it when you accidentally close your web browser and lose all of the pages you were viewing? No need to worry, one of the 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8 is the ability to reopen your last browsing session.
  4. Find on page. One of the 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8 is an enhanced find on page option. You can either press CTRL + F or go to the edit menu to display the find on page feature. The toolbar will appear below the tab that you are in, so as to not obstruct any text that is on the page being viewed.
  5. InPrivate. The final item in our 5 advantages of Internet Explorer 8 list is something called InPrivate. Computer security is one of the biggest issues faced by users today, so Internet Explorer 8 has embedded InPrivate, which will help protect your data and privacy from being stored locally on the computer that you are using.

Resources:

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 Fact Sheet

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