Internet Explorer 9 beta now available for download

Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download.

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I think IE9 beta is great but it doesn't work with some download site ie Ad aware and downloading torrents it has problems too but I'm sure MS will fix this with the official version.

Not impressed with the fact that it crashes 4/5 times when opening an Ajax page, not to mention Cufon/jQuery doesn't work on 50% of the websites that I normally visit that use it. Pathetic so far.

youtube suggestions r not work in IE9 any one have the same prob?
and this IE9 is so fast but not handle flash games well has chrome. chrome is so fast and still not have a good browser to compete against it
(ex: try texas holdem from zynga in facebook IE9 takes ages to open)

I'm totally disappointed with IE9 Beta(YES! It's still beta), it still can't render page correctly...as for an example Neowin.net..when i put my cursor on banner (that image sliding thing)...other bowsers show white shadow but IE9 doesn't. I've already face another problem with facebook. In IE9 when i get new notification it shows but doesn't update just notification menu. Just high lights my old notification. Totally annoying.

I like the fact that Microsoft has decided it needs to move away from the IE7 style but they could have made a much better effort than this.
The whole thing looks a bit crampped to be honest. I would have thought they woul have went with the 'File' menu in the title bar that they 'pioneered' with Office. And you don't really save any space when you use an add on which adds an extra bar anyway.
My biggest problem with Microsoft is the inconsistency they have between all their products. This has no UI in common with any other Microsoft program.

A step in the right direction, but musch more needed before the final release to get me to change back to IE.

Using it now nd liking it - but (and yes I know its a beta and very 'unfinished'......but) I want better tab placement, I want the 'show all tabs' button, I want to be able to customise it a little (although I'm not to bothered about this as I also work in IT support and having a standard layout helps when you cant remote onto a device).

Also in MS CRM 4.0 I'm getting an app error when closing any entity window (CRM error not IE error) - how do I submit feedback/error reports?

anyone got problems with the internet connection? after installing IE9 I lost conectivity, lan card enable but could start 3 processes: base filtering, windows firewall & diagnostic policy service (all of them in automatic but no strart not even manually)

Why I cannot delete items in my favorite folder? It's out of date and I want to import from firefox. Everytime I try to delete it always says 'the item is no longer located in....' and it don't let me delete. Does anyone have the same issue that I have?

Does IE9 beta uninstall cleanly?
Don't want to be not able to install the final version when it comes.
Or worse, reinstall Windows just to install the final version.

Guys.... On my old inspiron 9300, I cannot enable the GPU rdering. It consists of a ati x300 128MB card that is DX9 capable. is there a way to force it on?

vraev said,
Guys.... On my old inspiron 9300, I cannot enable the GPU rdering. It consists of a ati x300 128MB card that is DX9 capable. is there a way to force it on?

d2d requires dx10

Everything left of the tab bar is disappointingly ugly and looks like the browser's alignment broke. Completely unprofessional.

downhillrider said,
in their screeenshot you can see the sites favicon to the left of the back button but I dont see that

It only displays like that for pinned sites

IE 9 seems to have a problem with newoin.net I have made a few posts that don't show up, and posts that say 20 seconds ago, were 2 hours ago...

1./ Back button is way TOO BIG. Back/Forward buttons should be the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager. Consistancy is important.
2./ Combine Stop and Reload buttons to save space, now when you have tabs beside adress bar, every pixel counts.
3./ Stop/Reload/Go/Search or compatibility view button icons in adress bar should be colored the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager and not grayscale. Consistancy is important.

1./ Back button is way TOO BIG. Back/Forward buttons should be the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager. Consistancy is important.
2./ Combine Stop and Reload buttons to save space, now when you have tabs beside adress bar, every pixel counts.
3./ Stop/Reload/Go/Search or compatibility view button icons in adress bar should be colored the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager and not grayscale. Consistancy is important.

6205 said,
1./ Back button is way TOO BIG. Back/Forward buttons should be the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager. Consistancy is important.
2./ Combine Stop and Reload buttons to save space, now when you have tabs beside adress bar, every pixel counts.
3./ Stop/Reload/Go/Search or compatibility view button icons in adress bar should be colored the same like in IE8 or Window Explorer file manager and not grayscale. Consistancy is important.

Hi
I have made a small modification for the back/forward icons in IE9
The bmp files are in the zip folders, perhaps some of you can make a better style/design.
Take a look at
http://nighthawk-f22.deviantar...I-for-the-new-IE9-179477904

Edited by Luke777, Sep 16 2010, 9:37pm : UI

I quite like it. The text on pages though seems odd. At least there isn't a quiz of questions upon startup unlike IE8!

Found out to send fedback you must had live id assistant and have microsoft connect access and sign up, then you can do your stuff.

To the comment above, right click on the back button and you have your list

Found out to send fedback you must had live id assistant and have microsoft connect access and sign up, then you can do your stuff

jimmyfal said,
How do you bring back the status bar? And where is the little button to dislplay all the open tabs in a window?

Press ALT, the menu bar pops up,
then click VIEW, then TOOLBARS, then STATUS BAR.

The status bar is pretty useless tho, as it doesn't have the progress meter anymore :-(

I dislike a lot of it. It doesn't seem to render custom fonts on; my blog for example (http://www.jbrooksuk.eu) ???
Pinned tabs allow you to open other "windows" inside it which annoys the hell out of me.
It doesn't actually seem that fast compared to the Chrome beta I use.
Not keen on the tabs next to address bar.
When posting a status on Twitter it spazzes out.
"Internet Explorer has stopped working" most of the time O_o http://twitpic.com/2oqh1w
Still pages don't render properly, this may be developer ignorance though? http://twitpic.com/2oqfgd
The options window doesn't seemed to have changed all too much and looks pretty crap to be honest.

Other than that I like the new download manager, colour intensive back/forward buttons and page pinning.

How to enable inprivate filtering pernamently?
In IE 9 I could use in registry StartMode to setup in which state I want to have inprivate filtering after browser startup, but now this dos not work anymore. Does anyone know some solution?

Tried it out on one of our computers, and it kind of borked it... The mouse pointer started to flash and jump around after I installed IE 9 beta. After reboot the graphics card fan spins up quite regularly.
Specs:
Dual core Opteron (Socket 939)
2gb DDR1 RAM
ATI Radeon x1600 256mb
Win7 Pro 32bit

Tried to find a way to uninstall it, but didn't find an entry in "uninstall a program" or at "Turn Windows feature on or off". How do I remove IE 9?

Roberticus said,
Tried it out on one of our computers, and it kind of borked it... The mouse pointer started to flash and jump around after I installed IE 9 beta. After reboot the graphics card fan spins up quite regularly.
Specs:
Dual core Opteron (Socket 939)
2gb DDR1 RAM
ATI Radeon x1600 256mb
Win7 Pro 32bit

Tried to find a way to uninstall it, but didn't find an entry in "uninstall a program" or at "Turn Windows feature on or off". How do I remove IE 9?

Never heard about those problems...how ever, you can uninstall IE9 in the updates section...

Have you seen that there is no text on the browser's title bar?
I mean, it is not showing that "Microsoft Internet Explorer" thing.
Really odd for M$.
Maybe it is just in Beta?

bomba6 said,
Have you seen that there is no text on the browser's title bar?
I mean, it is not showing that "Microsoft Internet Explorer" thing.
Really odd for M$.
Maybe it is just in Beta?

beta.

Is it just me or is there no way of telling the exact progress of your page loading. At least pre ie9 there was the status bar and in it it had that progress bar filling up. In this we haven't got the progress bar!! It took me long enough to find the status bar so i could reactivate it.

Great browser otherwise, but why did they take away the progress bar? I just don't understand. For those of us using a slow connection at times it gives us an idea of how long a page will take to load!!

Not sure if this is a bug, but using toolbars such as Google Toolbar doesnt load on pinned addresses. It works when you open a new "original" IE9. Anyone else having this issue? Also, the icon of pinned links such as FB and Neowin do not go away after going to a different site, again, not sure if this was by design or what.

Aww I can't even install, saying that is not supported for my current Service pack o.O

I have win 7 ultimate, 64bit and still not able, with compability mode even.

Is it my imagination or does scrolling up and down really suck? Not at all smooth. You can't read while your scrolling. Is this my computer? Seems like a no brainer to make scrolling smooth when you have phones and pads doing that. Everything else I like. Scrolling sucks badly.

jimmyfal said,
Is it my imagination or does scrolling up and down really suck? Not at all smooth. You can't read while your scrolling. Is this my computer? Seems like a no brainer to make scrolling smooth when you have phones and pads doing that. Everything else I like. Scrolling sucks badly.

Yeah... I was hoping for a smooth scrolling too... ala Opera (drools)

I really like it, and I think the UI looks great. It could do with some improvements, naturally, as it's a beta, but I think it's shaping up to be a really good browser.

Yah, the only browser require a full system restart and tons of Windows Update?
I love the font rendering, but...the speed is not so much boosted.
By the way, great upgrade for this 'classic' series. Good job, Micro$oft

P/s: cannot access the acid3 test as same as some other guys here too

Had it for about an hour now, just been browsing the web as i normaly would and the rendering is great in ie9!
Only gripe is the favourites bar with it on the browser just looks ugly, it needs some attention so it fits in better with the ui.

Trying it now. Really fast and much more CSS3 compliant. However, no text-shadow support and no spellcheck. Step in the right direction, but won't be replacing Chrome as my default browser.

neo158 said,
Anyone else tried the 64-bit Flash plugin on IE9 yet?

Me, it works well. Sometimes a bit slow, but not annoying.

Send feedback doesn't work for me?

Can anyone else replicate the following 'bug'

Put a website fav to your desktop, close down IE, click on newly created shortcut, when IE opens on the right is 'home' button missing? For some reason it is for me, I believe it's a bug but not sure if they meant it to do that, but seems a bit off.

Also the back button shouldn't cut off at the bottom, should be rounded bah

mikemyres said,
Send feedback doesn't work for me?

Can anyone else replicate the following 'bug'

Put a website fav to your desktop, close down IE, click on newly created shortcut, when IE opens on the right is 'home' button missing? For some reason it is for me, I believe it's a bug but not sure if they meant it to do that, but seems a bit off.

Also the back button shouldn't cut off at the bottom, should be rounded bah


I guess that the Home button miss becouse the website you've pinned to your desktop is considered as the home page, not sure at all.

Btw, anyone get's at every 2 surfed pages "Internet explorer has stoppped working" ?

Here is the error I get:


Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.7930.16406
Application Timestamp: 4c7e0414
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Fault Module Timestamp: 4a5bdaae
Exception Code: 00000879
Exception Offset: 00009617
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: aaa3
Additional Information 2: aaa3499796dc4ecf6a76bef1fbd8827a
Additional Information 3: 218a
Additional Information 4: 218a1ec0af2dd4a41278efb91915860c

mikemyres said,
Send feedback doesn't work for me?

Can anyone else replicate the following 'bug'

Put a website fav to your desktop, close down IE, click on newly created shortcut, when IE opens on the right is 'home' button missing? For some reason it is for me, I believe it's a bug but not sure if they meant it to do that, but seems a bit off.

Also the back button shouldn't cut off at the bottom, should be rounded bah

Send feedback doesn't work for me either, do you have the WLE 2011 Beta installed as that has a later version of the sign in assistant with it?

I'll try and replicate the favorite issue at some point as well.

I think the back button design changed just prior to release of the beta but it's still usable.

@SubZenit No I haven't, could be a rogue plugin causing the issue I'd try disabling them first.

Edited by neo158, Sep 15 2010, 7:03pm :

I thought the UI would look nice, but now that it's on my pc, there are rough bits of it and the tabs, I don't like them there at all.

I really hate the "Forward" and "Back" buttons. They should be the same size was it was in IE7 and IE8. Is there a link where we can send feedback about this issue? Everything else is fine but I just can't stand how big the "Back" button and how small the "Forward" button is.

WV2MJR said,
I really hate the "Forward" and "Back" buttons. They should be the same size was it was in IE7 and IE8. Is there a link where we can send feedback about this issue? Everything else is fine but I just can't stand how big the "Back" button and how small the "Forward" button is.

Hit the last screww or wheel icon then click send feedback. Tell them...

Mixced views. Where the heck is the links bar? Also, have the coloured tabs gone? Need to have a play round and explore it more but a lot seems hidden or gone?!

God Damn this is fast, much faster than IE8!!!!!

Now I know why Neowin was down, IE9 Jumplists have been added.

Antaris said,
I find it funny that people are essentially reviewing it after what is about half hours worth of usage...

if you call 4 lines of comment a review, then you relly need to "review" your review definition!

I really like their approach on making the webpage more of the attention as it should be in a browser, this is easily my favourite browser UI though it does need work in areas.

I'm struggerling to get flash working, tried the IE9 version of flash still no luck, I'll blame Adobe for this. Also really happy to see Microsoft following more standards now, making my life easier with building websites for a living!

LimeMaster92 said,
I'm impressed
It gets 92/100 in the Acid 3 test

The Acid Test is useless given that they're going to remove 2 tests from it since it is for technology no one gives a rats ass about.

How do you get IE9 to re-open previous open tabs after you close and re-open it? I know in IE8 there was the drop down option to do this but they removed it on IE9 so there appears to be no way to do it. Has anyone figured this out? Overall I am impressed by it's chrome-like speed and look.

hurtz777 said,
How do you get IE9 to re-open previous open tabs after you close and re-open it? I know in IE8 there was the drop down option to do this but they removed it on IE9 so there appears to be no way to do it. Has anyone figured this out? Overall I am impressed by it's chrome-like speed and look.

Press the 'Alt' key --> Tools --> Reopen last browsing session

choppy scrolling and very laggy when flash content is on screen. Can't believe that thing is GPU accelerated

other than that, I like the UI. it's working for me (except for the favorites bar - wtf)

Mouettus said,
choppy scrolling and very laggy when flash content is on screen. Can't believe that thing is GPU accelerated

other than that, I like the UI. it's working for me (except for the favorites bar - wtf)

I am using IE9 beta on my netbook... Since it is a netbook it doesn't have the best power, so I had to disable hardware acceleration :-/ But it is running fine now.

For those that might (for whatever reason) want to disable the GPU acceleration, go to: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > "Use software renendering instead of GPU rendering*" then you will need to restart the browser.

Mr aldo said,
I am using IE9 beta on my netbook... Since it is a netbook it doesn't have the best power, so I had to disable hardware acceleration :-/ But it is running fine now.

For those that might (for whatever reason) want to disable the GPU acceleration, go to: Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > "Use software renendering instead of GPU rendering*" then you will need to restart the browser.

a gtx260 should be able to supply a browser's demand

Latest Google Chrome Dev version crashes when I open the bookmark manager. I want to export my bookmarks. Did they do that on purpose?

8inch said,
Latest Google Chrome Dev version crashes when I open the bookmark manager. I want to export my bookmarks. Did they do that on purpose?
Do what on purpose? Make Chrome crash? (To which the answer would be: Uh, no.)

8inch said,
Latest Google Chrome Dev version crashes when I open the bookmark manager. I want to export my bookmarks. Did they do that on purpose?
If you have Google Chrome sync your bookmarks to Google Chrome, you ought to be able to access them on Google Docs. Though I don't know if Google Docs has a way to export them from the site itself.

Looking very good, guess il get used to them moving my favorite bar.

Also a great feature you can finaly drag a tab to make a new window ( very usefull for those of us with multi monitor)

UI = nice (except the favorites bar - wtf!), very clean! tabs placement works great for me!, semi-transparent adress bar -- not a fan.
speed is good (no better than FF beta and still slower than opera)
choppy scrolling
laggy when lots of flash content (eg: tom's hardware)

Well I for one love it.

Stuff I have noticed.

Its fast, damn fast
The fonts are a little strange looking, probably due to GPU render
I love the minimalistic look and feel
Fave button on the right threw me for a while.

Loving it.

3 issues so far for me:

1) not able to move the tab bar below the address/search bar to allow more tabs to show
2) no drop-down tabs list to pick which tab I want quickly if I have a lot of tabs open
3) last open tabs do NOT re-open when restarting IE, which I've always wanted as a feature, and thought was coming with this update

Time to provide feedback to MS.

Otherwise, liking the speed for sure, and RoboForm still works, which is great.

Indeed! They turned off QuickTabs in the options... and the option still exists, but there is no UI feature to go with it. Maybe in the final?

Any bets on if IE9 will be standards-compliant, or will webpage programmers have to work around the flaws (as usual with IE) when MS start implementing their own brand of what they think the standards should be?

Frankenchrist said,
Any bets on if IE9 will be standards-compliant, or will webpage programmers have to work around the flaws (as usual with IE) when MS start implementing their own brand of what they think the standards should be?
Where is this rock have you been living under? I mean, seriously. Go look it up.

I cant install it it says the installer failed to start. In the logs it says the error is: 00:17.160: ERROR: Online only setup was unable to download the neutral package. I have no idea what to do

Have you disabled or blocked any services, such as Cryptographic Services, or any of the RPC services... Check under Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_HTTP_USERNAME_PASSWORD_DISABLE

Also doesn't work. I liked username/password in my address bar to cut out the dialog..

Silly positioning of tabs. I also don't like the "cut" Back button. However, it definitely feels a lot speedier.

Fonts in IE9 are very blurry, like some linux crap... Give me back my ClearType like in IE8

UNINSTALLING NOW...

6205 said,
Fonts in IE9 are very blurry, like some linux crap... Give me back my ClearType like in IE8

UNINSTALLING NOW...

I believe the fonts are now being rendered via GPU.

6205 said,
Fonts in IE9 are very blurry, like some linux crap... Give me back my ClearType like in IE8

UNINSTALLING NOW...

That's odd - I don't have a blurry-font problem (and I'm typing this *from* the IE 9 beta).
However, I have heard reports that some folks running older (10.6 or older) versions of the AMD Catalyst drivers for Windows 7/Vista have had blurry-font issues in the respective OSes (not just browsing in IE).

Other things I've noticed:

The UI is Decidedly Different (it's Firefox meets Chrome halfway) from previous versions of IE (while there is some influence from the Metro UI, the greatest influence seems to come from Chrome, especially in terms of the tabs). I normally have IE as my default browser in Windows, which means I will be having to get used to this unusual UI.

6205 said,
Fonts in IE9 are very blurry, like some linux crap... Give me back my ClearType like in IE8

UNINSTALLING NOW...

Go to options and enable cleartype font

6205 said,
Fonts in IE9 are very blurry, like some linux crap... Give me back my ClearType like in IE8

UNINSTALLING NOW...

Try running the ClearType tuner. It helped a lot on my system, enough so that I like IE9's font rendering better than IE8's.

It is fast... Real Fast......... Need more features down the line though. Just like everynew browser. Chrome is used to be like this. BETA. Cannot ask for more than this...

satus said,
Cannot ask for more than this...

Could ask for real standards compliance for a start. It's getting there, but could be so much more.

yakumo said,
Could ask for real standards compliance for a start. It's getting there, but could be so much more.

Obviously you've missed the boat here. this is the most standards compliant browser MS have ever put out.

yakumo said,

Could ask for real standards compliance for a start. It's getting there, but could be so much more.

may be you have been living in the wood. Standard are ok now. All people need is features of the browsers itself

yakumo said,

Could ask for real standards compliance for a start. It's getting there, but could be so much more.
Wow, I hope you are not being serious...

As dotf said, this is the most standards compliant browser ever put out by Microsoft... In fact, this may be the MOST standards compliant browser out there.

Stop spreading your lies.

After 5 minutes of use I get 2 "Internet Explorer has stopped working"

And another bug can be seen here: http://wtstats.com/stats/wtstats/ultimii25 (enter only if you use Internet Explorer 9) just look there, that is a small javascript and ajax and show's the real time visitors that enter on that website, look what happens when you use Internet Explorer 9, it's refreshing everytime, wt* ?
Anyone have any solution? lol.

You can stretch it, place the pointer at the right end of the address bar where the stop button is, the mouse pointer should change to a stretch pointer. Obviousely leaves less room for tabs; there's no toolbar customization, I think MS should make use of the title bar for the address or tab bar.

I like it...like it a lot.

The final UI will be dressed up. Play with the thing would ya folks and enjoy a new browser if you have stayed away from IE6 - IE8. I like its spartan feel.

It renders very fast. I have a feeling they will change the UI a little before final release. Otherwise its pretty solid.

InPrivate Filtering (useful for adblocking) is off by default in spite of the registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Safety\PrivacIE
StartMode=1

I am heartbroken. Otherwise, pretty good beta! Is it just me or is the Acid3 Test site blocked?

"Standard benchmarks not impressing me, and fonts look funky. Example:
Peacekeeper benchmark on my crappy PC"

It's a useless benchmark.

running it and im dissappointed. tabs get too small when you have too many open, especially when they have already shrunk the address bar.
they have neglected the favorites bar in favour of pinning to taskbar. i have lots of sites that i visit.
that said it is fast, my standards compliant site already works with it and i do like the search suggestions with bing (with pictures etc)

Zedox said,
Right click -> Favorites Bar...the same way in IE7/8...

i know its still there but it looks so out of place when its switched on like they didnt bother with it as they were too obsessed with the pin to taskbar.
it is a beta tho so hopefully it will be addressed soon

the better twin said,

i know its still there but it looks so out of place when its switched on like they didnt bother with it as they were too obsessed with the pin to taskbar.
it is a beta tho so hopefully it will be addressed soon

It does seem a bit out of place but I'm sure they'll polish the UI up more. You could send them back lots of feedback etc.

GP007 said,

It does seem a bit out of place but I'm sure they'll polish the UI up more. You could send them back lots of feedback etc.

I definitely agree. Completely out of place, I noticed many things not part of this new UI haven't really got a refreshed look and carry on the same design from IE8 and all of those UI elements are so out of place.

Standard benchmarks not impressing me, and fonts look funky. Example:
Peacekeeper benchmark on my crappy PC:
----
IE9 = 2601
FF4.0b5 = 4909
Opera 10.62 = 9308
Chromium = 9411
----
Bring on the *but it's only a beta* fanbois!

Frankenchrist said,
Standard benchmarks not impressing me, and fonts look funky. Example:
Peacekeeper benchmark on my crappy PC:
----
IE9 = 2601
FF4.0b5 = 4909
Opera 10.62 = 9308
Chromium = 9411
----
Bring on the *but it's only a beta* fanbois!

Ahaha thanks for making my day dude.
Ignore the fact that the software is NOT done, that has nothing to do with anything that's wrong with it! Firefox betas are giving me plenty of problems, but I don't go around complaining about them because its a beta.

Frankenchrist said,
Standard benchmarks not impressing me, and fonts look funky. Example:
Peacekeeper benchmark on my crappy PC:
----
IE9 = 2601
FF4.0b5 = 4909
Opera 10.62 = 9308
Chromium = 9411
----
Bring on the *but it's only a beta* fanbois!

I don't care about benchmarks...IE9 feels so much faster then Opera (which is the leader in Peacekeeper) and that's the only thing i care about.
Chrome, Firefox and Co....they feel so slow...

NoLiMiT06 said,
People it's a beta, on that note I really like it. I just want a flippin ad-blocker

May I introduce you to InPrivate Filtering? All you gotta do is put in an adblock xml list in the settings and it works pretty well.

Electric Jolt said,

May I introduce you to InPrivate Filtering? All you gotta do is put in an adblock xml list in the settings and it works pretty well.

The registry setting to have it enabled by default seems to be either broken or changed.

pezzonovante said,

Yeah, it does. Because it uses the same adblocking filters as AdBlock Plus for Firefox.

Does it collapse unused space like AdBlock in Firefox?

osm0sis said,

Does it collapse unused space like AdBlock in Firefox?

Yes but I just restarted my system and it no longer works and it also does not install the icon in the status bar. This is understandable because the beta just came out, I really hope they fix this.

asellus said,
No full installer link?

Under the button that says Download Now, click other version and then select the one you want. Then it'll give you the full installer.

Stokkolm said,
Wow, not a big fan of the UI. The back and forward buttons look especially horrible.

wasted space in the title bar also

kInG aLeXo said,

wasted space in the title bar also

Same mistake that the Opera guys did, except that you can change the skin in the latter although dont activate the personal bar, Still you have to click on any tab of IE if you want the close button to appear instead of just hovering with your pointer....still this is such a hughe step forward for MS guys.

kInG aLeXo said,
wasted space in the title bar also

Where? You have to leave some room to grab the window. I think it's pretty space-efficient.

dr_crabman said,

Where? You have to leave some room to grab the window. I think it's pretty space-efficient.


Ever used Google Chrome ?

Meconio said,

Same mistake that the Opera guys did, except that you can change the skin in the latter although dont activate the personal bar, Still you have to click on any tab of IE if you want the close button to appear instead of just hovering with your pointer....still this is such a hughe step forward for MS guys.

You could always just middle click the tab, which closes it no matter where on the tab you click. Then again, that's not very laptop friendly, and is the same 'solution' I get from Opera fanboys when I gripe that Ctrl-Click doesn't open a link in a background tab (like every other browser on the planet).

[quote=Joshie said,]
Hey I had forget that middle click trick, thanks, but I think it has the potential to be changed since this is the first beta

Stokkolm said,
Wow, not a big fan of the UI. The back and forward buttons look especially horrible.
Yeah, MS have been putting out REALLY ugly UI's lately. Between this and WP7, it makes me worry what the next version of Windows will look like.

Stokkolm said,
Wow, not a big fan of the UI. The back and forward buttons look especially horrible.
The back and forward buttons I can live with, it's where they put the address bar I'm not liking! I guess it makes sense and saves alot of space...it just looks weird guess I'll get used to it.

kInG aLeXo said,

Ever used Google Chrome ?

Hi There! Well I put Google Chrome and IE9 side by side, and it turned out the IE9 top controls are shorter compared to Google Chrome. This is even in one of the demo videos of the IE9 UI Team.

satus said,

You customised the theme for vista. Now, you pay for your sin. That's it.
Look at your screenshot. It is damn ugly do me a favor upgrade
to win 7 don't use the "vista wanna be 7"

Errr, this IS Windows 7 I'm using, NOT Vista. If anything is "damn ugly" here, it's IE9 Beta.

Stokkolm said,
Wow, not a big fan of the UI. The back and forward buttons look especially horrible.

I second that, the placement of the tabs and address bar are just weird. Microsoft would be just better off going for tabs at the top and simply state that they're using something that works rather than caring whether people claim it is 'copying' the competition - that their focus is delivering products that work rather than products being different for the sake of being different.

aljaradi said,
wheres that feature called " Restore Last Browsing Session" ?

Press the 'Alt' key --> Tools --> Reopen last browsing session