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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    TechPowerUp is ready for the numerous enhancements Internet Explorer 9 brings to Windows 7 operating system. We have added IE9 Jumplists for your favorite site to work more like an application, more of a part of your desktop. When pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar using Internet Explorer 9, TechPowerUp behaves like an application. Clicking it launches the TechPowerUp front-page, with a TPU button that takes you to the site from wherever. The navigation buttons on IE9 set themselves to match the red color.

    Further, right-clicking the TPU button on the Windows 7 taskbar shows you our Jumplist. Here, you can quickly launch the IE9 with your favorite area on TPU. Five of our latest reviews are displayed in a constantly updating list, so you can catch up with our latest content. To install the TechPowerUp IE9 Jumplist integration, simply drag the TechPowerUp favicon or tab from IE9, and drop it on to your Windows 7 taskbar. It stays there and launches TPU in a flash. Comments are welcome.

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    i use only firefox but this is awesome, im going download IE9
     
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    Great for windows users ... for me IE is not going to happen !!
     
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    IE9 sucks ass, still can't disable cleartype that gives text that fuzzy look, chrome and FF are way better.
     
  5. csendesmark

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    You can do the same with the safe and smart Opera :)
     
  6. pr0n Inspector

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    It's called DirectWrite.
     
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    and it should be called "DirectWrite-it-away-from-my-screen" :p
    downloaded and tried it, but gonna use it only for some work-related stuff, since i need IE render....
     
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    going to try it now :) and you must b on an old CRT. cause nothing is fuzzy on my screen
     
  9. Bundy

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    Thanks for this, it looks nice and works well:toast:
     
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    I think TPU is magic...

    Let's try IE9 then!
     
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    The problem is not DirectWrite but ClearType and fonts with ClearType optimized hinting. They were designed to look good(subjectively) with pixel snapping. DirectWrite can position glyphs at sub-pixel precision, which nullified the "optimizations".
     
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    Will this work with other newly released browsers ? (FF4 ?)
     
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    did you run the cleartype settings assistant in windows ?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i get the same problem as him in FF4 but not IE9 - its some kind of problem with the hardware acceleration.
     
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    IE9 crashes every time I launch it...
     
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    A nice touch TPU, awesome
     
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    Nice. I plan to try out IE9 a bit and see how it is when loaded up with the essential addons and will try this feature too.

    OT: I always install the latest IE, even if I'm not really going to use it. It may be just me, but I notice an improvement in Windows Explorer's performance when I upgrade the IE.
    Even the IE8 -> IE9 upgrade I just made has my Windows working a little better IMO.
    Probably just me though...:p
     
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    Use Chrome (or FF). Download plugin called IE Tab :pimp: http://www.ietab.net/
     
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    did i miss something or is this just like the create application shortcut in chrome and then use win7 pin :p ?
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    at a guess, w1zzy got bored.
     
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    props to wiz for making this for us
     
  22. btarunr

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    It is technically just a shortcut, but with Jumplists (shortcuts to key areas of the site and reviews), something merely pinning a URL from Chrome or Firefox doesn't give. Also, launching a pinned IE9 jumplist gives you a shortcut back to TPU on the browser navigation bar for the session.
     
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    personally i see no real use for this for myself, but i can imagine it being useful on a netbook or tablet - less clicks is certainly useful there.
     
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    lookin sleek
     
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    look and works great :toast:
     

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