Internet Explorer 8 – Making your web even better…Faster, Easier, Safer
The Internet Explorer 8 provides a web browsing experience you will enjoy.
View any site with ease
Now you can quickly display websites that were designed for older browsers. Simply press the new Compatibility View button if you see display problems on a website like misaligned text, images, or text boxes. It’s located next to the Refresh button on the Address Bar.
Visualize your search
Search smarter with detailed suggestions from your favorite search providers and browsing history. Let the Instant Search Box do the thinking for you as instantaneous image and text suggestions appear as you type.
Keep up with what matters most with Web Slices
Add a Web Slice and you won’t have to go back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, or even sports scores—now those updates will come to you. The new Web Slice feature provides up-to-the-minute information on the sites you care about most in one convenient place on the new Favorites bar.
Get things done faster with Accelerators
View driving directions, translate words, email your discoveries on the web to others, and more in just a few mouse clicks. Complete your everyday browsing activities more quickly with the new Accelerator feature.
Stay more secure
The new SmartScreen Filter lets you browse and email more safely by helping to protect against deceptive and malicious websites which can compromise your data, privacy, and identity.
Browse with more privacy
Surf the web without saving your history, shop for that special gift with confidence knowing your family won’t accidentally find out, or use a shared computer without leaving a trace. Help protect your privacy with new InPrivate Browsing and InPrivate Filtering features.