First 3 Minutes with IE9

So, first three minutes with IE9, and my thoughts are:

  • The new interface looks spiffy.
  • Cufon is broken in IE9, so my site looks terrible.
  • What kind of idiot thought it would be a good idea to make an undifferientiated part of the clear area at the top of the browser launch new tabs instead of maximizing the window on double click?

Double-clicking in the portion of the top of the window where the tab bar would extend to causes a new tab to appear instead of maximizing the window. There is no visual differientiaton to indicate where the cutoff point between these two behaviors is located. Thats a usability fail right there.

 

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Brian's Gravatar Here's the Cufon fix: http://bit.ly/bceO5p
Jon Hartmann, July 2011

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