Internet Explorer 9 probable layout (LEAKED PHOTO)

First we must say that this image is not officially provided by Microsoft. It just “escaped” on to the internet from Microsoft Russia. Officially, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed nor denied the accuracy of the image.

Ok, so … let’s say it’s real. Don’t you think that IE 9’s Chrome-ization is just too obvious? As Firefox 4 does, Internet Explorer 9 takes from Google Chrome the principle of making the useful space as bigger as possible. From the browser area, the toolbars are merged closely to provide as much space for the actual websites.

From this picture you can see that:

  • The address bar and search bar were merged into one
  • The tabs are also placed next to the address bar
  • Text menus on the right side bar were replaced by buttons: home, bookmarks and settings
  • The status bar simply disappeared (from the bottom of the window)

The first beta of Internet Explorer 9 is announced for September 15. Then we can test it and we can make a more honest opinion about what the new version of Microsoft’s browser will be.

First Beta of Internet Explorer 9 appers this fall

The fact that Microsoft is moving slow lately is not much a surprise. Microsoft has released so far three preview sites for Internet Explorer 9. All interfaces have only outlined a limited set of functions. The beta version will be the first to show what the new Internet Explorer 9 will bring.

Unfortunately, for more information about IE9 we will have to wait until September. Even if those from Microsoft are very proud about the new version they don’t tell us what changes it brings or the launch date.

The difficult mission of the new IE9 will be “recover the ship” for Microsoft. Currently, Internet Explorer has a 60% share of the market, with over 30 percent less than the “good old days.”

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