IE9 giving browsers a run for their money
Many tech-savvy business professionals today will tell you that when there’s a choice between Firefox and Internet Explorer, always choose Firefox. This is because Internet Explorer is sometimes seen as outdated and doesn’t have as many useful features as Firefox. But Internet Explorer is giving Firefox a run for its money with the accelerators feature for IE9.
What are IE9 Accelerators?
IE9 accelerators are easy-to-use add-ons that “accelerate” your web browsing experience. They make it easier to complete common tasks without having to open new tabs and never leaving your current page, so you can continue with your work without wasting time. IE9 Accelerators streamline your Internet Explorer experience by providing accelerators to help you get things done, and quickly.
The newest version of Internet Explorer— IE9—comes with a few default accelerators to get you started. These include mapping an address quickly or even looking up a definition for industry jargon that you may not be familiar with. Other accelerators include translating a selected portion of text, searching a phrase on Bing, and even emailing content through Windows Live with only just a few clicks of the mouse.
How To Use the Accelerators
Using the accelerators is easy. If you want to translate a portion of the text, for instance, you just have to highlight it and right click. You’ll see your accelerator options. All you have to do is hover over the correct accelerator and you’ll see a preview box of what it will look like. Oftentimes, this is all you need to do to get the information you need. This works for looking up definitions and mapping locations, too. If you decide you’d like to open a new tab with an accelerator, that’s an option also. You would simply click on the accelerator you want to use and it will open it up for you quickly.
While you’ll have access to the default accelerators from the very beginning, you’re not limited to just those. You can right click on any selected text and choose the “All Accelerators” option. This will bring up an extensive list of your accelerating options, making your personal and professional lives that much easier.
The IE9 accelerators are just one more weapon for your professional arsenal. It will save you time and increase your productivity, as all your regular actions are just a right-click away. Even if you’re not an avid Internet Explorer user, it may be worth a brief switch just to try it out. Maybe this is the productivity secret you’ve been looking for.