Internet Explorer 9 uses the full power of your PC, through Windows 7, to help create a faster, richer experience on the web.
With Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7 together, your websites perform like the programs that are installed on your PC. High-definition videos are smooth, graphics are clear, colors are true, and websites load faster and are interactive and responsive like never before.
By pinning a site, you're able to get to your favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar without having to open Internet Explorer first. Pinning a site takes seconds: click the tab for the website, and then drag it to the taskbar. That's it! Once a site is pinned, it shows up as its own thumbnail, separate from Internet Explorer.
Each site you pin to the taskbar has a Jump List. What you see in each one depends on the website, but all of them include InPrivate Browsing, opening the site, unpinning the site, and closing the window. Some also have thumbnail preview controls, like playing or pausing a video, which you'll see beneath the thumbnail preview. And some pinned sites have icon overlays, giving you information about the status of the website, such as the number of new messages in your inbox.
Snap is a quick and fun way to show two sites or pages on your screen at one time, like watching a video while going through email or looking at a map while reading an itinerary for a trip. Simply drag each one to opposite edges of your screen and the sites will appear side-by-side. Content on the sites is rendered continuously, providing a fluid experience.
Combine Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7 and you'll get the best web experience on Windows yet.
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