Internet Explorer 8 Address Bar like Windows Vista

Michael Schwarz on Friday, July 18, 2008

Yesterday I brought up the question [1] if there could be a change to the address bar of the next version of Internet Explorer [2]. Since I’m using Windows Vista I’m very happy with the new view of the path in explorer.exe. It is very easy to navigate to parent folders by simple clicking on the part of the name. If you click on the small arrow you’ll get a list of folders that are located in the same folder.

Using a good URL allows me to guess other URLs:


In Internet Explorer it could appear like this:


Maybe we need to add a new meta tag for this, could be a reference to the sitemap.xml [3] which then gets downloaded like the favicon.