aspect of the evolution from Internet Explorer 7 to Internet Explorer 8
is the introduction of accelerators. Designed to streamline mundane and
repetitive actions performed via the browser, accelerators are an
integral part of IE8, kicking functionality up a notch. The successor
of IE7 does ship with a range of accelerators by default, but fact is
that the browser can act as a platform, permitting additional
customizations. One such example is the Digg Accelerator, which can be added to IE8.
is an online destination that enables people to discover and share
content from anywhere on the web. This new Digg Accelerator enables you
to quickly Digg, Submit, and find related content from anywhere on the
Web. A great tool! Also, coming soon, is a Silverlight version of the
accelerator providing a really rich experience for Digg stories,”
revealed John C. Stame, platform strategy advisor at Microsoft.
Digg Accelerator does nothing more than to intimately connect Internet
Explorer 8 with the Digg social network. Adding it to the browser is an
extremely simple task. All that users need to do is to navigate to the
page hosting the Digg Accelerator and click the Add to Internet
Explorer button. A new item will be now featured under the add-on
content for IE8. Through the Manage Add-ons dialog window, users will
be able to set the Dell Accelerator as default, disable/enable it or
remove it completely.
Microsoft wrapped up IE8 earlier this
year, and made the browser available for download starting with March
18, 2009. Since that time, the IE team revealed plans to move forward,
and started collecting feedback for the next version of IE, referred to
as Internet Explorer 9. Since it is only harvesting user input, the
company did not make any details related to IE.Next plans public.