- Web Slices Feature – This is new that enables users to subscribe to content directly within a webpage. WebSlices behave just like RSS feeds in that users can subscribe to them and receive notifications content updates.
Activities – This feature allow you to access external services from current web page very quickly on mouse click based on information on the web page. This can be look up for information related to data in webpage or send content from web page to another application.
- Compatibility with old IE Engine – Internet Explorer 8 comes with three different rendering mode that can be change easily using the toolbar. The defualt render engine is IE8 Standard Mode. Following three mode supported now.
- Quirks mode which supports Internet Explorer 5 and legacy browsers
- Strict mode which supports Internet Explorer 7 and is accessed through the emulate Internet Explorer 7 button
- Internet Explorer 8 standards mode
- Domain Highlighting – This feature highligh top level domain in address bar to identify top level domain quickly. The highlighted domain name is in bold black font, and rest of the URL display in Grey color.
- Improved security – Enhanced phishing filter to provide additional protection against various evolving threats.