FAQ About Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 9 Notification Bar

Microsoft is providing answers to some common questions about the Notification bar in Windows Internet Explorer 9."Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for more fluid and faster browsing. Instead of dialog boxes popping up unexpectedly and getting in your way, all notification messages are consolidated in the Notification Bar, located at the bottom of the […]

Microsoft is providing answers to some common questions about the Notification bar in Windows Internet Explorer 9.

"Notifications in Internet Explorer 9 allow for more fluid and faster browsing. Instead of dialog boxes popping up unexpectedly and getting in your way, all notification messages are consolidated in the Notification Bar, located at the bottom of the browser frame. Notifications won't interrupt your browsing by forcing you to act on them before you can continue. You can ignore them if you choose and act on them whenever you like. What's more, you'll find that the messages, error notifications, and warnings you see in the Notification Bar are more informative, easier to understand, and most importantly easier to act on," noted the Redmond company.

Internet Explorer notifications stay open twice as long as the time setting for dialog boxes in Ease of Access Center. To change the time setting for dialog boxes, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Use the computer without a display page by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Ease of Access, clicking Ease of Access Center, and then clicking Use the computer without a display.
  2. Click the button that displays the time, increase or decrease it, and then click OK.

Here're a few Q&A's:

Why does the Notification bar keep telling me to speed up browsing?

A new feature in Internet Explorer 9 called Add-on Performance Advisor notifies you when add-ons increase the average time it takes to start up Internet Explorer, navigate to a webpage, or open a tab. To prevent the notification from appearing, follow these steps:

  1. In the Notification bar, click Choose add-ons, and then do one of the following:
    • Click one or more add-ons that are slowing down the browser, and then click Disable for each add-on.
    • Click the button that displays the time, and then increase it.
  2. Click Done.

Refer to IE9 FAQ for more information.