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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. For more info, see Enhanced Protected Mode problems with Internet Explorer

  • 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. For info, see What is Enterprise Mode?

  • Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking. Helps to keep your ActiveX controls up-to-date, because malicious software (or malware) can target security flaws in outdated controls, damaging your computer by collecting info from it, installing unwanted software, or by letting someone else control it remotely. For info, see Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking

  • 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. For info, see New group policy settings for Internet Explorer 11.

  • 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.

  • 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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