Three new features coming in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Blue

ie11 for Windows Blue features

Thanks to the recently leaked version of Windows Blue (build 9364), now we have a pretty good idea of what features and changes might be bundled in the next upgrade of Windows 8. We also know that Microsoft will be introducing Internet Explorer 11 and new features are already surfacing:

Sync tabs

For example, in Blue, it seems that Microsoft is borrowing a feature from the Google Chrome and Firefox playbook. That is, sync tabs, an early version of IE11 shows an option called “Show synced tabs” and it basically means that open tabs can now follow you between PCs when you are signed-in, including when you’re using your Surface tablet.


View downloads

Then we have another feature called “View downloads” that will be easily accessible from the wrench menu in the modern UI version of IE. It does what the name implies, it shows a list of all your downloaded content with a few options (Open, Open file location, Delete file and Clear) to manage the list.


This is a nice addition that sure will help Microsoft to keep users more engage in the modern Windows 8 UI experience, because users won’t have to switch to the desktop just to open a downloaded file.


Tracking Protection

Finally (as far as I know), Internet Explorer 11 will include a new feature called “Tracking Protection” — not to get confuse with the actual Do Not Track (or DNT) that already comes in IE and in most popular web browsers –. This is another similar way to guard your privacy by blocking web content from services that could track your browsing behaviour. With this feature, you’ll have to go online, download and configure specific tracking protections lists.

IE11 DNT setting

It is worth noting that all the new features are found within the modern version of Microsoft next build of IE.

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These are a few but very welcome improvements that might be coming in the next version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Blue, which is expected to make its official public preview appearance during the forthcoming BUILD Developer Conference by the end of June.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].