This topic contains the following sections:
Accessibility and ARIA
Document Compatibility Mode
HTML and DHTML Improvements
Mutable DOM Prototypes
Protected Mode Improvements
Security and Privacy
Reach Beyond the Page
Get things done without navigating to other websites
Now you can get more tasks done, more quickly on the web. Accelerators provide instant
access to information like maps, web searches, translation, email, blogging, and more.
Simply highlight a word or phrase on a page and discover a faster way to get the
information you need.
Learn more about Accelerators
Web Slices put you in control of the information you care about most. Now you can
subscribe to specific content within a page and monitor things like auction items, sports
scores, entertainment columns, weather reports, and more. Add a Web Slice to your
Favorites bar and the information you care about will automatically be delivered to you.
Learn more about Web Slices
Browse and get things done quicker than ever.
Right from the start you'll notice that pages open and load faster than ever. And, with powerful new features like Accelerators and Web Slices,
Internet Explorer 8 gives you the ability to get more done in less time.
Learn more about Improved Performance
When searching for information online it's critical that you get the best results possible. With Internet Explorer 8, search also includes results from
your local history and suggestions from your favorite search provider.
Learn more about Improved Search
Smart Address Bar
Internet Explorer 8 helps you find where you want to go as you type the address of your desired website. By using Windows Search for faster
performance and a richer return of information, the Smart Address Bar offers useful suggestions from your browsing history, favorites, and feeds.
Type single words into the Smart Address Bar, and they will be matched to simple domain names, making web surfing fast and efficient.
Learn more about Smart Address Bar
Find on Page
Searching for a keyword or phrase on a webpage is easier than ever. The Internet Explorer 8 Find on Page search feature highlights each instance of
the keyword or phrase you’re looking for quick and easy discovery on a text-heavy page.
Learn more about Find on Page
New Tab Features
Tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 8 just keeps getting better. The New Tab page loads quickly and lets you engage with a host of new features,
such as opening previously closed tabs, or beginning an InPrivate session.
Learn more about Tab Features
Tab Grouping makes it easier to stay organized while browsing multiple webpages. Tabs that are related now have
the same visual representation and you can save time by closing a set of related tabs as a group instead of one
at a time. You also can right-click on a tab to close tab groups, ungroup a single tab, or clone a tab.
Learn more about Tab Grouping
With enhanced resolution and readability, Zoom allows for automatic scaling of a page's content while
maintaining the site's intended layout. You can read very large or very small pages more clearly without having
to scroll back and forth.
Learn more about Improved Zoom
Peace of Mind
Stay more secure and browse with confidence
With industry-leading security features like InPrivate, you can browse and shop confidently using Internet Explorer 8,
wherever you go on the web, knowing you have control over the protection of your personal information.
Learn more about Privacy
Now you can easily display websites that were designed for older browsers. Simply press the Compatibility View
button if you see display problems on a website like misaligned text, images, or text boxes.
Learn more about Compatibility View
Automatic Crash Recovery
Website crashes are now isolated to individual tabs rather than entire browser windows, meaning when a site crashes
on one tab, you don't lose the rest. Internet Explorer 8 will automatically recover the lost tab once it has identified the
problem. You can surf with peace of mind knowing that Internet Explorer 8 is the most reliable version of Internet
Learn more about Automatic Crash Recovery
When you visit a site, its domain is highlighted in the Address Bar. This helps alert you to websites that are imposters
of trusted sites, thus reducing the chance of compromising your personal information.
Learn more about Domain Highlighting
With the new and improved SmartScreen Filter, anti-phishing tools screen threats from
imposter websites seeking to acquire personal information such as user names,
passwords, billing data, and more. SmartScreen also includes new anti-malware
tools to help prevent spyware, adware, and other potentially dangerous software
from infiltrating your computer system and monitoring your every move.
Learn more about SmartScreen