In Windows 8, Internet Explorer is meant to deliver a brand new level of web browsing to its users, by combining the traditional features with new, Metro-style capabilities.
For example, it offers full-screen browsing, along with navigation tiles for fast access to your web history or to popular websites while on the go.
Other features of the application include InPrivate browsing, along with badges and coloring on the address bar for secure sites, SmartScreen, auto-complete, and notifications that will appear at the bottom of the screen.
On top of that, Internet Explorer 10 is connected with other apps in Windows 8, and its functionality is complemented by capabilities enabled through the platform’s Charms.
“With IE10, websites are part of the Metro style experience in Windows 8. Through snap, charms, and integration with the Store and the Start screen, Metro style browsing blurs the boundaries between the web and apps,” Rob Mauceri, group program manager for Internet Explorer, states.
Through Snap, users can do more than just one thing at a time, and browsing the Internet is included. The app will adapt to the narrow “snap” size and will undock when necessary for user interaction.
IE10 also supports the Search, Share, Devices, and Settings charms, so that users can easily start searching as they type, or share content with only a few clicks.
“With site pinning, you can personalize your Windows Start screen with the sites you use all the time. You can pin any website to the Start screen from IE10, so you have one place to access all the things you care about or need,” Mauceri also notes.
Not to mention that users will be able to easily find applications from the browser, courtesy of IE10’s integration with the Windows Store.
“The navigation bar shows if the site has an application available. One tap (or click) takes you to the app in the Store. Once an app is installed, you can launch it directly from the site,” Mauceri explains.
All these and other features more are available in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 Consumer Preview as well. If you haven’t already, you can download it
today to give it a try.