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This is What Internet Explorer 9 Might Look Like

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 56 comments

A UI that's all about the content.

Microsoft isn't set to officially show off the design of Internet Explorer 9 until next month at the beta launch event on September 15, but the first image of it may have been leaked by the company's Russian arm.

ZDNet captured this picture from Microsoft Russia’s press site:

If it is indeed real, it seems that Microsoft is going for a stark, minimalist design that draws from its competitors at Mozilla, Google and even Apple.

Like Chrome, this design of Internet Explorer 9 tries to maximize the view of content rather that devote precious screen real estate to favorite bars and buttons.

Also like other browsers will be the ability to tear off tabs and then put them in a separate window, while also utilizing Windows 7's Aero Snap feature to organize and arrange.

Microsoft wouldn't comment on the leaked picture, which has since been taken down from the Russian site, but we'll likely see much more in a few weeks.

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    Stryter , August 26, 2010 11:46 AM
    wow, that is pretty slick looking actually. Now hopefully it works as good as it looks.
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    pbrigido , August 26, 2010 11:03 AM
    Picture not available. :( 
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    jkcajkca , August 26, 2010 11:11 AM
    me likey!!!!
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    damianrobertjones , August 26, 2010 11:28 AM
    "If it is indeed real, it seems that Microsoft is going for a stark, minimalist design that draws from its competitors at Mozilla, Google and even Apple."

    Click, click.... IE8 looks very minimalist once you remove some of the top bars by right clicking. Why does there have to be a spin within every story?
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    slvr1969 , August 26, 2010 11:38 AM
    "Picture not available." here it is http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?w1f46bd7jj2wrtc
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    pbrigido , August 26, 2010 11:42 AM
    slvr1969"Picture not available." here it is http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?w1f46bd7jj2wrtc


    Thanks!

    I really like it. I am a fan of the "less is more" mentality.
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    Stryter , August 26, 2010 11:46 AM
    wow, that is pretty slick looking actually. Now hopefully it works as good as it looks.
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    pbrigido , August 26, 2010 11:49 AM
    ZingamMicrosoft does not want to conform to the standards. They don't want to invest in the browser at all. I don't get it, why they still push it down the users throats?


    I disagree. Microsoft presents their product in their own way. Just as Google does for Chrome, Mozilla does for FireFox, etc. The benefit is that the consumer is left with multiple choices for a browers to fit what they want. I wouldn't say they are trying to push anything down the users throats at all.
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    ggman , August 26, 2010 11:52 AM
    I really like the simple looks but IE usage always sucked unless they make it as good as Firefox or Chrome :) 
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    carickw , August 26, 2010 12:10 PM
    maybe if they didnt put buttons all across the UI then it would be okay. Back/Forward on the left, Stop and refresh in the middle, and home and favorites on the right. makes no sense.
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    tommysch , August 26, 2010 12:11 PM
    I hate the simplistic approach that they are all taking.

    Im keeping my full featured Firefox.
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    jojesa , August 26, 2010 12:15 PM
    It looks like Google Chrome with a Bing theme :) 
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    unknown_13 , August 26, 2010 12:19 PM
    WTF tabs next to the address bar!??

    Yeah, i want a more simplistic approach, but i google chrome design is way better than this.
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    g0rilla , August 26, 2010 12:20 PM
    The old farts are gonna hate this - drastic change. I suspect I will get an increase in grandma tech support calls once this releases.
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    Maziar , August 26, 2010 12:20 PM
    Looks OK, waiting for final release along with FF 4
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    unknown_13 , August 26, 2010 12:21 PM
    unknown_13WTF tabs next to the address bar!??Yeah, i want a more simplistic approach, but i google chrome design is way better than this.


    I meant 'but the google chrome design' :D 
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    TunaSoda , August 26, 2010 12:34 PM
    Looks like donkey
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    adamboy64 , August 26, 2010 12:38 PM
    Looks nice. I hope there's still a menu bar you can use there somewhere.
    Otherwise, lolz... I might have to stop being lazy and learn new shortcuts.
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    Xatos , August 26, 2010 12:56 PM
    It's because they're the most bored, and probably have the least going on.
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    Xatos , August 26, 2010 12:56 PM
    Whoops mis-post.
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