Recent Windows 7 builds show further application improvements

Using Windows 7 an enthusiast website dedicated to all things Windows 7 reveals an improvement in the recently leaked Windows 7 build 7068. In particular, the Internet Explorer Team continues to further take advantage of UI innovations such as Jump List. Task options include starting a new Tab and InPrivate Mode browsing session.

Internet Explorer 8 Jump List task improvements in recent Windows 7 builds

Microsoft recently released a final version of Windows Internet Explorer 8 for previous versions of Windows, XP, 2003, Vista and Server 2008, you can download that here Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch explained that its decision not to offer IE8 RTW for Windows 7 was related to the enhancements that the next iteration of Windows brings to the table. The IE8 version included in Windows 7 is tailored on such functionality as Aero Peek, Aero Snap, Thumbnail Previews via the Superbar (the evolved Taskbar), Jump Lists, all available only in Windows 7.

“Our next steps start with listening. We’re going to listen for customer and security issues and respond appropriately. We’re going to engage with web sites and developers on compatibility. We’re going to finish Windows 7,”.

Related:

Windows Internet Explorer 8 RTM Review
New sound schemes in Windows 7 build 7048
What I like about Internet Explorer 8

Resources:

In depth look at the Windows 7 Taskbar and Start Menu

29 Comments

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29 responses to “Recent Windows 7 builds show further application improvements

  1. Jeremy

    I just heard about a 7070 build…they\’re popping out too fast lol.

  2. Andre

    Other builds have been compiled too 7071 and 7072 which they are speculating will be RC1-escrow.

  3. Chris

    Regarding jump lists, I see the feature being software makers creating their own jump lists with its own theme and items.

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