New wine in an old bottle! Microsoft launches IE 10 for Windows 7.

Folks who are yet to taste the goodies of Windows 8, here’s a small bite. Now the latest Internet Explorer 10 is ready to be installed on your Win 7 PC. However Internet Explorer 10 won’t be a major upgrade over IE9. Microsoft mainly focused on Windows 8 for this version.It has a new, built-in Modern-style interface with optimizations for touch and support for Windows 8 features, such as sharing and search from the Charms bar and Start screen app pinning. Aesthetically, the desktop version of IE10 looks nearly identical to IE9.

Still there are a few distinct features which may catch your attention. Here take a look-

  • Flip ahead

IE 10 has a built in function to detect multiple pages in any article and offers a “Flip Ahead” function to turn to the next page. It helps you when you are browsing through an article and cannot access the next page. Just hit on the “Forward” button in IE10’s navigation bar to flip the page. By default the feature is disabled because it sends your browsing history to Microsoft.To enable it, go to

Internet Properties > Advanced > Browsing and check “Enable Flip Ahead.”

  • Enhanced Protected Mode:

 Few security enhancements of IE10 compared to the predecessor include as full support for HTML5 Sandbox technology.Microsoft says Internet Explorer10 builds on the security features of its predecessor, with improvements such as full support for HTML5 Sandbox technology. But the key feature includes “Enhanced Protected Mode” which prevents the browser to access specific parts of the operating system unless required. For instance, with this mode enabled, the browser can’t access your Documents folder unless you’re performing a specific action, such as choosing a file through Explorer dialog. The main intention is to keep documents safe even if an attacker has exploited some vulnerability in the browser or an add-on. This is also an optional feature which you may activate through-

Internet Options > Advanced > “Enabled Enhanced Protected Mode.”

  • Do not track! :

By default this feature asks websites not to track the user’s browsing behaviour for the purpose of serving targeted ads. However the websites may or may not comply with your request but you’ll be reduced of the tracking headache by a little. This controversial feature has aroused a slight unrest among various companies, as to not leaving the decision of tracking to the user’s will. As a result, some companies have said they’ll ignore Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track settings.

  • Miscellaneous Improvements:

The newbie is more efficient performer than the one with exciting features. The browser has support for more standards-based features, such as 3D transforms, transitions and animations in CSS, and HTML5 spell-checking. Microsoft has also worked on improving JavaScript performance.To display its mettle Microsoft has shown off its browser’s performance with Web-based games like  Arcade and Contre Jour . No wonder these games work well on other browsers.