First look at Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft's IE9 provides a browsing experience that even Chrome and Firefox users may find compelling.

Improved interface

Taking a page from Google Chrome, Microsoft has ripped the clutter out of IE9's interface, leaving more room for browsing. To add space for Web pages, Microsoft put the URL/search bar and the tabs in the same row. But users who prefer extra room for tabs can switch to a more Chrome-like interface in which the tabs and URL occupy separate levels. To make that change, or to add a menu bar and favorites bar, simply right-click near the URL bar to bring up a menu.

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