Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Windows Internet Explorer 8: Home page

From IE 8 Site itself.Not having time these days to type so had to copy paste sorry folks...

Get Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, the latest version of Microsoft's free web browser.

Tired of cutting and pasting information from one website
to another for everyday tasks? Now there's a better way. Accelerators
give you ready access to the online services you use everyday—from any
page you visit. Now you can simply select some text and then click on
the blue Accelerators icon.
For example, you may be interested in the location of a business
featured on a webpage. In the past, you would need to copy the address
from the webpage, navigate to another the webpage for a mapping
service, and paste in the address. With the "Map with Live Maps"
Accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, you can get an in-place view of a
map displayed directly on the page.

An accelerator
Download now

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1 comment:

T. Reed said...


I agree with you that the killer feature in IE-8 is selection-based search ("Accelerators"). The problem with Accelerators is that the user has to figure out which one to apply to his selection. It’s just unusable once you get more than two or three.

The version of selection-based search which I love is KallOut.

KallOut already works over IE (the older versions) and Firefox (my favorite) as well as all of office.

What IE8 Beta really needs is a way for the application to automatically choose which accelerator you need to use for a given mouse-based search request. Kallout already does this with its “Best-Guess” feature.

I downloaded the Kallout application from CNET but its main site is