Ultimate List Of Tips and Tricks For Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8 is available for download, so how good is and what can you do with it? Well like always we are up-to the task of creating a for Internet Explorer 8, which will feature reviews, and everything that you need to know about Internet Explorer 8.


This list will be non-exhaustive like the rest of the lists, so you can safely assume that we will keep adding more and more content to the list, as we come across them.

Don’t forget to bookmark and share this list, it’s why we name it Ultimate List.

Internet Explorer 8 Has Arrived

Read Write Web talks about the latest version of IE, giving users a overview of the new features, talking about speed and security and the best new features in Internet Explorer 8.

Installing Internet Explorer 8

The Download Blog has put up a slideshow, which shows user how to install Internet Explorer 8, if you have never done a installation before, this slideshow will help you.

IE8 Web Standards

CNET tells us how IE8 will follow proper web standards, making it interoperable. This is a huge change from previous IE versions, which did not give a damn about web standards, making life miserable for designers and developers alike.

Internet Explorer 8 Features

Lifehacker has a nice post, that talks about all the features that were available in the beta versions of IE8, the same features are now available in IE8 stable version, so take a look to learn more about the latest browser from Microsoft.

Internet Explorer 8 Essentials

Nettuts takes us on a feature tour of Internet Explorer 8, covering the best features, take a look at the features and decide for yourself.

Web Search Tips for Internet Explorer 8

Google Operating System has some interesting tips for better search experiences in Internet Explorer 8, do take a look and learn how to search better in IE8.

IE8 Developer Tools

IE8 is more developer friendly, it provides users with the ability to debug webpages, making it easier to develop and test using IE8.

IE7 Browsing Mode in IE8

By default IE8 overwrites the previous version of Internet Explorer, however IE8 does provide you with an option that will allow users to browse webpages in IE7 mode.

IE8 Web Accelerators

IE8 adds a feature called web accelerators which allow you to quickly search, share and find content with a single click, in this post we explore the web accelerator feature.

How To Validate HTML, CSS, Feed and Links in IE8?

IE8 allows users to quickly validate HTML, CSS, Feeds and Links using the developer tools, in this post we show users how to validate a webpage quickly with IE8.

Running IE8 and IE7 or IE6 on the same PC

After installing IE8, you will no longer be able to use the previous versions of the browsers, if you are a designer or programmer, this can have many implications, since you may have to have multiple PCs or use virtual PCs just to test your code or designs in different versions of IE.

The IE Collection tool though is a handy , that will allow you to quickly test your designs in multiple versions of IE, including IE8, IE7, IE6 and IE5.5, also read about IETester, a tool that you can use to test your designs in multiple IE versions on the same PC.

IE8 Creates Separate Processes For Each Tab

IE8 is not as resource hungry as the previous versions of the browser, in IE8 we saw smart management of tabs, where each tab was created as a separate process, making it easier to terminate a memory hogging task, rather than terminating the entire browser.

How To Uninstall IE8 in Windows XP and Windows Vista

Don’t like IE8? Uninstalling it is a bit different, check out our post to learn how to uninstall IE8 from your computer.

Did we miss anything? This is a non-exhaustive list, so you can contribute to it, let us know if you want us to include anything in the list and we will add it here. Looking forward to your contributions and views.

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  • James Bo

    See: http://bit.ly/vJKbW

    For readers who use Firefox and IE8, I wanted your readers to be aware that Firefox has a version of Accelerators too, it is called “KALLOUT – Accelerators for Firefox” It’s available as a free add-on through Firefox. See: http://bit.ly/vJKbW

    Selection-based search is really helpful. One GREAT feature of KallOut is BestGuess. The challenge with selection-based search is that the user has to figure out which one to apply to his selection. It’s a little clunky once you get more than two or three. KallOut does a super job figuring out which accelerator you need to use for a given selection-based search request. Kallout — Accelerators for Firefox is actually kind of spooky when it works so well.

    Check it out! I agree that it’s a big step forward for the user to have the selection-based search bundled into the browser by default, however.

    “KALLOUT – Accelerators for Firefox” is available through Mozilla at http://bit.ly/vJKbW


  • Hey Keith,
    Nice list so far, but I have a question about the Favorites Bar.
    Frankly, I hate it, it takes up too much room, I closed the bar & it’s fine.
    However, I quite often will add a site to my Favorites Menu to check out later, but with IE8 it goes into the Favorites Bar, there doesn’t seem to be a way to save it to the Favorites Menu.
    any ideas?

  • Hey Keith,
    Nevermind. I figured it out. Problem was that when I hit the fav’s thing I got only the favs bar, but when I clicked the words I got the old add to favorited box.
    Sorry for being such a dunderhead.

  • Bastago

    Its like putting ice cream on a shit… yummy!! ice cream… BUT IS STILL A SHIT