Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft’s popular web browser, was initially released in August 2012 but the most stable release version wasn’t introduced until December 2012. If you’re using Windows 8, you’re utilizing IE 10 by default. If you’re using a previous version of Windows, you’ll have to wait for the automatic update to begin using IE 10. The release preview for Windows 7 users is available if they desire to give IE 10 a whirl.

Let’s take a look at Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.

What’s new in Internet Explorer 10?

One of the biggest changes from IE 9 to IE 10 is the inclusion of built-in Adobe Flash support. Microsoft worked with Adobe to ensure that the inclusion of its Flash Player did not impede on performance while using the browser. In the app version of IE 10 for Windows 8, the Adobe Flash Player will not be fully included and instead only the most important features will be utilized to keep performance on par with its desktop version.


You won’t notice many differences in the IE 9/IE 10 user interface. There are only minor changes to it, most which aren’t noticeable. When using the app version of IE 10, you gain access to a full-screen version of most web pages with tabs sitting on top of the window as opposed to built-in to the browser.

IE 10 introduced a new feature called Flip Ahead. Flip Ahead works in both the desktop version and the app version of Internet Explorer 10. Flip Ahead lets uses flip through pages, similar to how you flip through book pages, to see more search results, read the “next page” of an article and more. Not all sites will work with the feature at the time of IE 10’s release.

To learn more about Internet Explorer 10, check out Microsoft’s website.

Should you use Internet Explorer 10?

IE 10’s desktop version will come standard with Windows 8. If you’re using Windows 7, you can choose to upgrade when its automatic update becomes available. If you choose not to upgrade, that’s up to you but you can also block the automatic update with the Internet Explorer 10 Automatic Update Blocker for Windows 8 which we’ve covered. IE 10 is a step in the right direction for an often overlooked browser. Give Internet Explorer 10 a shot with Windows 8, and see what it can do for you.