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This is the third and last post in the Minor Changes series; it covers changes in the final Release-to-Web (RTW) version of Internet Explorer 9.
The Release Candidate was Platform Complete, meaning that the Internet Explorer team worked hard to avoid making any changes that would impact the predictability of the web platform. Our focus was on fixing reliability and security issues to help ensure that IE9 is the most reliable and secure version of Internet Explorer ever released. As such, today’s list will be shorter than the prior two lists.
Beyond bugfixes, there are other changes that I will not be covering, please do not mistake this for a comprehensive list, and please note that I'm deliberately skipping over the big feature improvements that will be discussed on the IEBlog. Improvements in IE9 that impact issues or features previously discussed on this blog can be found by searching for the tag BetterInIE9.
RTW New APIs
QueryInterface on the site provided to your IOleObjectWithSite for IServiceProvider. QueryService for SID_STrackingProtection, ITrackingProtection Then, from any thread: call GetEnabled() or EvaluateUri() on the API. ::GetEnabled() returns whether Tracking Protection is on. EvaluateUri() returns whether an Uri is considered blocked by Tracking Protection and should not be downloaded (or connected to) by the ActiveX control.
I’ll also mention a few earlier changes that were introduced in the Beta or RC that I overlooked in earlier posts:
I hope you enjoy Internet Explorer 9!
Custom URL protocols like abc://welcome which works seamlessly with older version are not working in IE9. Is there a workaround? Thanks and regards, Pooran
@pooran: You'll need to provde more details-- what are the exact repro steps? Application Protocols work just fine.
"Updated the About Dialog to display the Update Versions information, showing the latest installed cumulative update"
<applause> Thanks for this!
Why was the "Completed MB" info removed from the IE9 download manager? Now suppose if I'm downloading a large file typically 1-2 GB. The % indicator moves very slowly for such large files and I can't determine if the download is stuck until the % changes after a while.
What's the alternative for the dropped support on DirectX Page Transitions.
These transitions helped the IE flickering going away and now with IE9 the're all back.
Are there any workarounds?
@Ambionix: I'd be interested to see the flickering you're referring to. Can you provide an example URL?
Unfortunately i can't give you an url because it's an intranet web application.
But i can send you a screen cam recording of the problem.
I used the Email Blog Author to give you my email adres.
Please reply with a valid email adress, so i can send you an attachement.
Thanks in advance ...