Internet Explorer 8  is in beta and we're able to improve features that we need. Last week I sent a short message to the Microsoft DPE here in Germany with some comments what I like more in Firefox 3  than in Internet Explorer. Well, there are a couple of great features like the star-it function to easily bookmark a Web page. Another great feature in Firefox 3 is that you are able to input any part of a visited URL or parts of the title that a visited page was using i.e. when you want to open Google Analytics you only have to enter "analy" and select the URL below, really clever.
<li><strong>Q:  </strong>Will there be any changes to the address bar? I would like to see the Vista explorer folder view to switch to different folders or actions (products/productA and easy switch to products/ which will display the overview, s. <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/14/asp-net-mvc-framework.aspx">MVC Framework</a>) <br><strong>A: </strong>This is an interesting request - I've never received this before. Thanks for the request <br></li> <li><strong>Q:  </strong>I would like to see personalized zones: i.e. I would enable all ActiveX for my private Web sites, for domains in Russia,China (TLD) I would like to disable Scripting and ActiveX. Or I would like to start IE with a set of security settings with an argument. <br><strong>A:</strong> This idea has been suggested on a number of occasions. There's a significant management challenge for this sort of feature though; it quickly becomes fairly unmanageable. Our focus has been on securing the web platform so you need not introduce any restrictions like this manually. <br></li> <li><strong>Q: </strong> Another question are bookmarks: I often need to remember a Web site to read later. FF has added a star that you can simple click on (like Gmail star). What about an easier way to add bookmarks? Currently a dialog appears everytime to click on Ok. <br><strong>A:</strong> A fine suggestion. CTRL+D, ENTER is still pretty fast though. :-) <br></li> <li><strong>Q: </strong> Ah, debugger, yes, I would like to see more details on error messages, sometimes we get "error in line 0". I would be happy to see some lines before/after the line which throws the exception. This should be available in IE (not additonal debugger) <br><strong>A:</strong> yes, this is something we've heard from customers and are looking into. </li> What do you think? Which feature are you missing most?