Internet Explorer 11 is expected to arrive this year, in connection with the updating of Windows 8.1 (formerly known as Windows Blue ). The jump from one part of the Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11 is the fastest ever, but this does not mean that the new browser will run out of new features. Since an early build of Windows 8 .1 is making the rounds on torrent sites in preview, you can already take a look at some of the new features.
The Modern version (formerly known as Metro) of IE11 has several updates really expected.To begin with, the synchronization of the browser which is based on SkyDrive now supports the active tabs - just like on Chrome and Firefox. This feature makes it a breeze to restart your current browsing session on another computer with Windows 8 when it is necessary, for example, you are in the office rather than at home. Simply sign in with your Windows ID and you will be at the same point of navigation in which it was interrupted.
Internet Explorer 11 also introduces a download manager mode in Modern. Just like on the desktop, providing quick access to the download history and select the folder where the files are saved. Clicking on one of them, however, will open a pane of Windows Explorer on the desktop since there is no file manager in Modern style of Windows 8 .1 yet.
Not even the browser in its desktop version has been overlooked. It is virtually identical to Internet Explorer 10 as it has so far, but there is a major change. Internet Explorer 11 supports the same functionality on the desktop navigation via touchscreen, like its counterpart Modern / Metro Windows 8. Such uniformity is welcome, and helps prevent the frustration of all users who are forced to go back and forth between the two interfaces.
Other changes will affect both versions. Support for WebGL should finally get on the Internet Explorer11, now that those security issues that had so worried Microsoft have been resolved.It seems obvious also that the timing of the tabs will work on both versions, desktop and Modern.
All in all, Internet Explorer 11 looks like another step in the right direction by Microsoft. It is further proof that the company wants to leave those disturbing memories of the Internet Explorer6 very behind and redeem himself.