Without any announcement, Microsoft has delivered an update for Internet Explorer users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 yesterday as part of the patch Tuesday updates. Instead of the regular security updates, Microsoft has added a new feature to IE11. This update also adds a new Bing search bar in the new tab page.
Increasingly, users search the web through the Internet Explorer address bar. To keep up with this growing need, this update increases prominence of web suggestions in Internet Explorer 11 so that you can easily select an appropriate web search suggestion. The changes include the following:
- History and Favorites group headers are not displayed in the suggestions list of the address bar. This lets more suggestions display in the same vertical space.
- For certain queries, there may only be several web suggestions. However, for other more ambiguous queries, more web suggestions may have to be displayed to capture your intent. With this update, the search engine can control how many web suggestions are appropriate for the typed query so that you receive the appropriate number of relevant suggestions.
- Domain suggestions for sites that you never visited before are not displayed (for example, if you type “m” and you had never visited “mapquest.com”, it will not be displayed). These domain suggestions did not receive many clicks from you and yet you use valuable real estate. Instead, more relevant suggestions are displayed.