Thursday, February 5, 2009

Things I ‘Wished’ in IE 8

Release of IE 7 forced me to migrate to Firefox, my secondary browser. Now, things are back in town. IE8 RC1 build is available, a major improvement over IE7. Now I don't have a secondary browser. IE8 is all in its way. Situations have changed a lot. The fields are spitted into battle field- FF, Chrome, IE, Opera. MSFT has got the real seriousness when they started loosing their IE market share. Anyway that's another story.

Accelerators and Visual Searches; I use them to the maximum.

But, still I missed/wished some features to be integrated with IE.

Quick Page Saving
IE consumes more time to save a page. Also, if the page is loading a frames, IE throws an error stating that "This page cannot saved". There are other reasons also for showing this error.
Download Dialogue Window
I still believe the download dialogue windows of FF is very cool. IE download windows will be there is the taskbar, consuming taskbar space. It will be too cool and useful, if they can hide the download dialogue window to the status bar of IE, just as FF is doing. Chrome has also integrated the same customized effect.
Easy Tab Switching
IE hangs for a while, if we try to switch tabs; while some other tabs are busy working in the background. Proper resource management has to be implemented for optimizing/tweaking IE performance to further extend. I still wonder at the proper resource management in FF, when switching tabs in the same situation.
‘Live’ Developer Tool
Developer tool is a long awaited feature in IE. But still has to tweak a lot when compared with Firebug. Firebug can be considered as a live developer tool. In the ‘Inspect’ mode, hovering mouse over each page element will show its corresponding HTML code. For IE, we’ve to click and select the page element to see its HTML code. Since, I’m a developer; a ‘live’ developer tool means a lot to me.

Anyway, software giant has confirmed that there will be no more beta for IE8. Everyone is quite excited to see how the final release of IE is ironed out. I’m also excited whether any new features will be integrated or not. Lets see what's they are baking out.

1 comment:

Rone said...

Hey man. Me too missed the same features in IE8. Lets hope they gonna integrate the same in their future release.

Best viewed in Internet Explorer 8.