Aug 282008

Microsoft has pushed ahead and with the development of Internet Explorer 8 and has released the Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8 Beta 2).

We discussed here about the new features on the new release of Beta 1 for Internet Explorer 8. Now, lets now look at whats changed since the released of IE 8 Beta 1.

Activities is now been called Accelerators in IE 8 Beta with the functionaality still very much being the same. Sendind information from website into another application making browsing Internet a few clicks lesser task. An obvivious good news!!

InPrivate Browsing

Microsoft has introduced a new privacy feature in IE8 Beta 2 called “InPrivate Browsing” which instructs the browser not to save any history or cached contents on the local PC when using this feature to browse specific websites. InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer 8 helps prevent your browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser, leaving no evidence of your browsing or search history. This infact is a great new thought from Microsoft particularly helpful when using shared PCs like the ones in Cybercafes for obvious security and privacy reasons.

Simply, click the Security icon on the top right (just above the website window) and selecting “InPrivate Browsing”

Enable InPrivate Browsing

InPrivate Browsing enabled

This enables the InPrivate Browsing and then add “InPrivate” mode viewable just in front of the address bar.

Search Suggestions

Search suggestions help you refine your search from your favorite search providers while using the search feature in IE Beta 2. Although, I still wonder why wouldn’t Microsoft want to search much user friendly and much easier as in Firefox. Highlight the text I search for….Hope Microsoft hears me screaming..

Search Suggestions

Suggested Sites

Suggested sites feature may be thought of as a Privacy invasion where Microsoft uses your web browsing practices to suggest websites based on your interest. However, this feature doesn’t enable by default rather Microsoft prompts you to enable or disable the feature at the startup. Also, can be enabled or disabled at a later time.

Suggested sites

Suggested Sites enabled

Seems to be much more stable than what it was on Beta 1. Still suggested to developers and users who wants to get a hand on the new browser to test the features and certainly not mature yet for production environments.

Click here to download Internet Explorer 8 Beta 8 for your version of Windows.

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  One Response to “Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 – New browser features added”

  1. very good to use

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