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IE7: My Review

September 25th, 2005 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

What’s new in Internet Explorer 7

– Security
– User interface (UI)
– RSS
– Printing of web pages

Security
Phishing:
Why this feature?
Have you ever receive any emails from “eBay” or “Paypal” asking you to update your personal information by clicking on a link in the email? Have you ever wondered whether the sit eis real and can be trusted, before you submit your “updated” information? This new feature from IE7 is here to solve your doubt.

How it works:
In IE7, when you enter a site, phishing filter will send the websit eurl (with the field’s value removed to protect user privacy) to MS server for checking. It’s all done in real time.

Reported as suspected website (yellow): A yellow suspected website sign will be shown beside the web address field. User can opt to send in feedback whether they think it is a phishing site or not.
Reported as Known phishing website (red): A red sign will be shown. Website is blocked from viewing.

Protected Mode:
Why this feature?

Your mother, a computer illiterate (but still uses a PC), visits a malicious site, and insatlled the ActiveX as instructed. From now and then, advertisements about casinos, matchimaking or strange things happens to the mchine. How do we prevent this?

How it works:
With IE running in protected mode, IE7 cannot save files beyond the “Temporary Internet files” folder.

IE with no-add ons:
Why this feature?
If IE crashes often, or is unstable and acts weird, you can isolate the problem caused by installed ActiveX by running IE with no add ons.

How it works:
When IE starts acting weird, you can run IE with no add ons from Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools > Internet Explorer (no Add ons). If this IE instance works perfectly fine, the user can try disabling Add Ons that starts when IE runs to solve the problem (In IE, Tools > Manage Addons.

IE with no Addons

IE with no Addons Window

User Interface
Tabbed browsing:

Why this feature?
You want to surf numerous websitse without filling out the taskbar.

How it works:
If you used firefox or Opera before, IE7’s tab browsing works just the same. Open a new tab window (Ctrl+t), and now you can surf without filling out the taskbar.

Note: There is a new tab bbrowser option under Internet Options > Advanced tab.

IE7: lots of tab windows

Search Field:
Why this feature?

Want to search without opening MSN Search/Google/Dictionary.com websites? You can now search through the search field of IE7.

How it works:
On the search field located at the right of web address, just type your query and press enter. Additionally you can change the default search engine in the search properties.

RSS:
Why this feature?

You want to know if any websites that you are visiting support RSS/web feeds? Whenever you see the RSS icon turns red or clickable, it means that the page supports web feeds.

How it works:
Whenever you see the RSS icon turns red or clickable, it means that the page supports web feeds. You can click on the icon and click on the web feed to view the web feed.

RSS on IE7

Printing of Web pages
Why this feature?

Actually you can print through all previous version of IE, but in this IE7 update, you can shrink to fit (in the printing options) if the webpage is abnormally long (width).

How it works:
Just print like any normal page, and print. By default, it should Shrink to Fit before it prints. You can do a preview of the page before you print.

IE7 on Vista: Print Preview

IE in Vista (with Aero glass):
– The address bar will show through a percentage bar

IE7 on Vista loading microsoft.com

– Each tab has a gradient blue colour, which looks really pretty.

Since there’s a whole lot more of changes in IE7 (that’s why the development time for it is so long), you can find it Here

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3 Responses

  1. MYDIT dot Net Says:

    IE7: My Review

    What’s new in Internet Explorer 7
    – Security
    – User interface (UI)
    – RSS
    – Printing of web pages
    Security
    Phishing:
    Why this feature?
    Have you ever receive any emails from “eBay” or “Paypal” asking you to update your p…

  2. Deansweb2004 Says:

    I have to admit I have gotten bored of Internet Explorer 7, plus some websites dont correctly display and Yahoo’s Email does not support IE7, therefore I have gone back to the original Internet Explorer 6

  3. Mark Baumann Says:

    Nice job. I’m planning to come back here in the future. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail: http://www.bartleby.com/100/ , Hacking OpenSUSE , only while the sun shines