You will also see a new or borrowed feature when you right-click on the tabs and you will see a familiar menu, that is if you’ve been using Mozilla FireFox. You can press the CTRL+SHIFT+ “T” to open the recently closed tab, right-click on a particular tabs, you will also similar options when you when you do the same steps on the Tabs of Firefox.
I took a screen shot of grouped tabs and the right-click menu, as you can see below:
Much has been written and said about IE 8.0, even before it has been “Release Candidate 1 (RC1)” so there is no need to do that here. The only issue that I have with way IE 8.0 was designed, is the way the Address bar, Menu bar, Links and Tabs are placed on the browser or may be it’s just a matter of getting use to… my bad! 🙂
As with the performance, when loading the home page, even if it is www.live.com or Google, I got the equivalent of “PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED” or with the new IE 8.0 they change it to “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage” see screenshot below. But when you reload or refresh the browser, the site will eventually load… I guess, it needs more fine tuning. 😀
To rate my overall review, where 5 being the highest, here’s my verdict:
Performance: 2 … due to the error messages that i keep getting
Design: 3 … I just need to familiarize myself with the new design.
Note: My ratings above are based on real world situation, using the same settings that I’ve been using on the old versions of IE and even on the other browsers (Firefox and Safari), tested on working computer on a T1 connection and DSL connection.
Last modified: March 25, 2009