One of my favorite features of IE9 is the possibility to turn any web site into a Windows application and “pin” it to the Windows 7 Taskbar. To make it beautiful, you can also build high resolution fav icons (e.g. 64x64 pixels). How?
Some folk at Avarice just sent me a screenshot of a very promising application…in a few hours from the launch of IE9, they already have a prototype of an Online FavIcon Editor fully written in HTML5!
Very promising, I’m looking forward to seeing it live. Any feature request?
Did you know that you can now turn Facebook into a Windows application?
Using Internet Explorer 9, you can drag&drop any url to the Taskbar…and the site will become automatically a Windows application! The chrome of IE will adapt to the Facebook logo, you will be able to quickly jump to specific part of the sites and also receive notifications (through icon updates) when there are new messages on the site. Cool!
I think my productivity at work is going to improve now!
Quick tip: if you are using jQuery UI with IE9, you might hit an issue today. There is in fact a code bug (of the series “do feature, not browser detection”) in the jQuery.UI.Mouse module, which is used by the Slider control or by other drag&drop features.
The jQuery team already identified the issue and a workaround – they are currently working to fix this in the main branch.
You can track it here.