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New and Fresh – Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

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Microsoft today finally released IE beta 2 🙂 and the release is loaded with cool new features!

Well, by this time you might have found so many blogs speaking about all the new features available. I am not going to go through them now, but I am going to talk about the features that made me feel good about IE 8 😉

Find on Page

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This is the great addition to IE! I think this should have been the most requested feature and finally we have it today! 🙂

Improved Search Bar

We already have the ability to change the search provider in IE 7, but in IE 8 Beta 2, it even got better in selecting the search provider 🙂

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Isn’t that cool? You can now select the search provider immediately after you type!

Visual Search

If you have used Safari browser, you should be aware of the plug-in Inquisitor – IE 8 too has something similar now 🙂

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Smart Address Bar

Firefox’s  latest release had it and so do IE 8!

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IE 8 takes a step further – You can delete those entries if you don’t like them!

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Compatibility Icon

This is quite handy! An icon to switch between Compatibility modes

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Suggested Sites

You might one day visit some web site and would like to know whether there are any other web site of same kind. IE 8 has a solution for you – It can suggest similar web sites of the kind you are looking for – It just needs some time to learn though 😉

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This needs rigorous testing to see whether IE 8 suggests proper web sites or not.

InPrivate Browsing

This is quite handy feature for those who want to……. – Visit here to know more about this cool feature 🙂

Microsoft has also updated IE 8 web site with Accelerators, Web Slices, Plug-ins and Extensions

I think IE 8 is getting geared up for a wonderful release!

Firefox, I introduce you – the New & Fresh IE 8 Beta 2!

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  1. IE8 beta 2 has been a great release so far from our Redmond friends. We should not forget that its still Beta and we will have issues with it. I was playing around with IE8 Tab Grouping and also looking into Task Manager on how IE8 was performing. Tab