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Updated features and tools - Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)

Updated features and tools

  • Updated web standards. WebGL, Canvas 2D L2 extensions, fullscreen API, encrypted media extensions, media source extensions, CSS flexible box layout module, mutation observers, like DOM4 and 5.3.

  • Enhanced Protected Mode. Extends Protected Mode to further restrict the ability of an attacker to access sensitive or personal information in personal and corporate environments. This feature is turned off by default.

  • Enterprise Mode. Enterprise Mode, a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update and Windows 7 devices, lets websites render using a modified browser configuration that’s designed to emulate Internet Explorer 8, avoiding the common compatibility problems associated with web apps written and tested on older versions of Internet Explorer.

  • New Group Policies. Internet Explorer 11 includes all of the previous Group Policy settings used to manage and control web browser configuration since Internet Explorer 9. It also includes the following new Group Policy settings, supporting new features:

    • Turn off Page Prediction

    • Turn on the swiping motion for Internet Explorer for the desktop

    • Allow Microsoft services to provide more relevant and personalized search results

    • Turn off phone number detection

    • Allow Internet Explorer to use the SPDY/3 network protocol

  • Do Not Track (DNT) exceptions. Internet Explorer 11 lets websites ask whether to track users as they browse a website. If the user approves the request, Internet Explorer records an exception to the "Do Not Track" rule and sends headers to the website that allow tracking. By respecting these headers and requesting exceptions to the default privacy settings, website owners can develop a trusted relationship with their users about privacy.

    For more information about Internet Explorer 11, see Internet Explorer 11 - FAQ for IT Pros.

  • Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK). Lets you create custom, branded versions of Internet Explorer 11. To get more information and to download the tool, see Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Information and Downloads.

  • Group Policy. Lets you use settings to manage and control your global web browser configuration. To get more information, see Group policy objects and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

  • Unattend Settings. Lets you update the Unattend.xml file, to customize the home page, favorites, search providers, feeds, Accelerators, Web Slices, and settings for top result searches. To get more information, see the Unattend Settings: Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer.

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