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Microsoft’s Terrible IE9 UI Design

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft has never really been very good in the UI design department and over the last number of years they have been getting worse and worse. I’ve called for firing of the UI designers that have come up with the terrible design for Office 2010 that is filtering throughout their products.

Today I’m going to talk about IE 9.

I rarely touch Microsoft Internet Explorer but unfortunately had the unpleasant experience of having to fire up the latest IE 9.

I wasn’t going to be using it for more than a few minutes but the way the address bar and tabs were setup was really bugging me. Even for the few minutes of using this “software” I had to make some changes. The default layout is horrendous. What is worse is that you can’t do much to customize it either.

Fortunately I won’t be using this browser much at all.

This is the best I could do. If you want to display the menu bar that is where it puts it. Any sane, reasonable UI designer would put the menu bar at the TOP or at least give me the option to move it up there. Look at all that wasted space up there.

I can move the tabs to the right of the address bar but then it makes the address bar so small its almost useless to use.

See that command bar with the icons. I can’t drag it to the right of the menu. In fact I can’t move it anywhere even though there is a customize option.

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