[IE10 Review] What’s New in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10?

We know that Microsoft's latest OS Windows 8 comes with a new version of Internet Explorer web browser i.e. IE10. IE10 comes with many new features and UI updates.

At first glance IE10 looks quite similar to previous IE9 version but there are a few small UI changes in IE10 which are mentioned below:

  • The back and forward buttons have been updated a little.
  • Now there is more transparency in tabs.
  • Tabs are now more clean similar to Windows 8 UI.
  • Scroll bars have also been updated to match Windows 8 theme.
  • Stop and Refresh buttons have been combined in addressbar


One more new and welcomed feature which we noticed while using IE10 is the built-in spell checker. Finally Microsoft has added the much awaited and most requested feature "Spell Check" to IE10. Its enabled by default and automatically checks the words for spelling mistakes in text boxes. If you want to turn it off, check out following tutorial:

How to Disable Built-in Spell Checker Feature in Internet Explorer 10 (IE10)?

IE10 also comes with new "Auto-correct" feature which automatically corrects the incorrect words which exist in IE's built-in dictionary. Try to type come common words incorrectly and IE10 will automatically replace them with correct words. So now you'll not need to use any 3rd party software or add-on to get spell checking feature in Internet Explorer.

Also a new option "Start with tabs from the last session" has been added to IE10. You can enable this option by opening Options window and enable this option from "General" tab as shown in following screenshot:


Along with these UI changes, Internet Explorer 10 also comes with many performance improvements, security improvements and support for HTML5 and CSS3 standards. According to Microsoft, IE10 for Windows 7 provides the same HTML5 engine which is present in IE10 of Windows 8. It supports rich visual effects such as CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects. It supports sophisticated page layouts such as CSS3 grid, flexbox, multi-column, positioned floats, regions, and hyphenation, HTML5 Forms, input controls, and validation.

Similar to the built-in IE10 in Windows 8, IE10 on Windows 7 also sends the "Do Not Track" signal to websites by default to help you protect your privacy.

So have you installed IE10 in your Windows? Have you also found any new interesting feature or update which you want to share with us? Please go ahead and share it in your comment...

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