[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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  • nice i see a bit of ui changes compare to ie9...

  • I dont have windows 8 yet but i want to know... is the ie10 (i call it ieX) in Win8 the full release or the same as this one?

  • Does anyone know the developer changes? Like in regard to HTML5 and CSS3, webgl, etc?

  • Hey VG don't forget to add that Microsoft FINALLY included the ability to re-open your last browsing session. FINALLY, they should have done it two versions ago.

  • VG

    ^^ Correct.

    Thanks. Added.

    Added. Please check the main topic again.

    IE10 in Windows 8 is full RTM version.

  • Hey VG, it was already in the previous browsers, except for now you can set it to reopen the last session automatically. That's what I meant, sorry. The option is in Tools, Internet Options, General Tab. You'll see it in the middle of the tab.

  • VG, is Yahoo Search Engine really powered by Microsoft's Bing?

  • VG

    ^^ Which one do you use? ;)


  • The Refresh and Stop buttons are combined.

  • Thanks for the review VG. I installed IE10. It looks gr8.

  • I love IE9 (which is my default browser). But now IE10 replaced it.

    mmg1818, IE10 is defenitely better than Opera 12.1 (I like an Operas UI and some other features... but it is worse than IE10 (and IE9)... obviously because of the weak hardware acceleration).

    But I have a small problem with IE10 (with "Spell-Check" and "Auto-correct"): it is turned on, but there is no vocabularies and IE10 answers "Sorry, vocabularies are unavailble at the moment". And that moment sretches from the IE10 release date.

  • only IE10 interesting is: if i use Accelerated graphics and play one vide o from YouTube my processor use 90%

    if i NO use Accelerated graphics in IE10, YouTube or other player online using Flash Player my processor use 30%

    now is ok IE10

  • first IE10 for Windows 7 Update patch released.

    title: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-077 - Critical
    Patch code: KB2761465

    This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

    more info: bit.ly/TSgyYS

  • the combined address box and search box is not an improvement. the address box should go to the URL I typed. I do not want the computer guessing at the address. Search should be entirely separate. There ma have been an advantage to the developer to make these changes but not to the enduser.

    PS, I also do not like WIN 8 on desktop

  • no doubt about it this is very very poor

    I have no dea how it works

    Home page is impossible a 7 year old might be able to use it but not a 67 year old

    how do I Download IE8 which works very well

  • I want to know why scrollbars automatically hide in IE 10 or 11 when I visit windows website (windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/home)?

    Thanks in Advance.

  • VG

    ^^ Its done from website end. A part of website code done using css/javascript, etc.

  • Ok.
    Can you tell me HTML/CSS Codes used by this site to automatically hide scrollbars in IE 10/11.
    Thanks in advance

  • VG

    ^^ Sorry but I cant do that. It'll take a lot of time in finding the exact piece of code and even if you find the code, it might have dependencies on other part of code.

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