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Microsoft leaks Internet Explorer 9 screenshot

Information hastily pulled from Russian press site

Microsoft has given web users a sneak peak of what Internet Explorer 9 will look like ahead of the launch of an IE9 beta on September 15.

According to ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley, a screenshot of the new web browser was posted on Microsoft's Russian Press site yesterday.

IE9 appears to feature a more minimalistic design than its predecessors and while the Back button and a combined URL and search box remain, Foley pointed out that there's no menu items including 'Favorites' and 'Suggested Sites'.

According to the text that accompanied the screenshot, Microsoft said the menu items have "been consolidated into one". "Now the user sees only what you need to navigate."

Microsoft is also thought to have built on the Windows 7 Aero Snap feature. 'Tear-off tabs' will allow users to drag a tab into a new window, ensuring they can be compared next to each other in the same screen.

See also: Microsoft's IE9 beta coming in September


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