#146 What’s New in IE 9: Notification Bar

January 31, 2013

Internet Explorer 9 displays notifications that require action at the bottom of your screen called the Notification Bar.

From Microsoft’s Notification Bar FAQ:

“The Notification bar is a gold and white bar at the bottom of a webpage where Internet Explorer displays information about the status of your browser, a webpage, or a download. It usually provides you with one or more actions you can take, such as Open or Save, and then disappears if you navigate away from a webpage. 

If the notification is about a pending download that requires action, the bar will briefly flash, and then turn solid gold. For less-severe notifications that don’t involve your privacy or security, the bar will disappear on its own after several seconds.”

 

Note: Keep an eye out for this as websites may not display correctly if you ignore the prompt.

 

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Frequently asked Questions 

Please visit Microsoft’s Notification Bar FAQ for answers to questions such as:

  • Can I ignore Notifcations?
  • Can I turn off the Notification Bar?
  • Why does the Notification bar keep telling me to speed up browsing?

 

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