May 08, 2011


Microsoft has rolled IE9 out on Windows Update. Will I regret the upgrade if I take it?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 10:26 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 It's faster than IE8. They say they use your GPU to accelerate rendering. Supposed to be more standards-compliant and such too. If you don't like the tabs being on the same row as the address bar (you'll see what I mean if you try it) you can right-click on that part of the window to get a menu option to change that behavior.

Posted by: RickC at May 08, 2011 10:43 AM (VKVOz)


Overall, I like it.  It's a much cleaner interface, and they've done a better job of segregating each tab into its own sandbox, so a javascript error doesn't pull down the whole browser.  However, there are some issues/things to get used to.  Based on your previous posts, I think the biggest irritation you'll have is that they've moved stuff around quite a bit.  It took a few weeks to get used to the new locations of the favorites way off on the right, and I found myself hitting the "Home" button accidentally fairly often for a little while.  The search functionality has been integrated into the address bar, rather than having its own field.  That takes a little getting used to, as well.

I think the biggest irritation for me is that they tried to simplify the controls on the content filtering and crippled it--or maybe marketing won that battle.  I have a lot more ads that pop up that IE8's filtering used to take care of.  I don't know if you're still using Proximotron to cover down on that.

Posted by: CatCube at May 08, 2011 12:45 PM (20436)

3 Yeah, I use Proxomitron for that.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 08, 2011 01:00 PM (+rSRq)

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