Internet Explorer 9 enhances tab management options

A Microsoft patent revealed that Internet Explorer 9 is set to have better tab management options and enhanced functionality. Th patent describes a system and method for selecting a tab within a tabbed browser. Originally filed in Sep 2009, patent reveals that Quick Tabs feature in IE is likely to be enhanced with better functionality […]

A Microsoft patent revealed that Internet Explorer 9 is set to have better tab management options and enhanced functionality. Th patent describes a system and method for selecting a tab within a tabbed browser. Originally filed in Sep 2009, patent reveals that Quick Tabs feature in IE is likely to be enhanced with better functionality and greater tab management options. In IE8 Quick Tabs simply display thumbails of all tabs open with option to close them individually. Patent images reveal following features will be included: Drag and move the tabs within the Quick Tabs interface; Tab thumbnails will enlarge on mouse-hover; In case your tab row was over flowing with tabs and in Quick Tabs you were to hover the mouse on a tab not currently visible on the tab bar, the overflow icons would change appearance. IE 9 will take advantage of the power of the GPU for all page rendering and developers can exploit this using CSS, DHTML and javascript. Microsoft believes IE9 will result in smoother rendering and improved performance. 

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