Microsoft Release Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview

Navigating Webpages

  1. Select Open from the Page menu or type Ctrl+O.
  2. The Open Web Page dialog box will always show the URL of the current page.
  3. Enter the Internet address (URL) of the Web page to which you wish to navigate.
  4. Alternatively, you may type the path of or browse for a file on your local computer.
  5. Click OK


Using and setting the home page – The default home page of the Platform Preview is the Internet Explorer Test Drive site, which you can use to see demos for and information about the new Internet Explorer platform. You can press F10 at any time to go to your home page.

To change your homepage, right click the Internet Explorer Platform Preview icon in the Start menu and choose Properties. In the Target field on the Shortcut tab add your home page URL to the end of the path. For example:

“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer Platform Preview\iepreview.exe”

For 64-bit systems you will see (x64) in your application path:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer Platform Preview\iepreview.exe”

You can also do this for the shortcut on the desktop. For information on how to create additional shortcuts, see the Create Shortcuts to Common Pages section.


Developer and Debugging Tools – The Platform Preview includes built-in Developer Tools. These tools help developers debug and understand the interaction between their sites and the browser. To open the Developer Tools, click the Debug menu and click Developer Tools, or press F12.

The status bar indicates when the page generates script errors. You can use the Developer Tools to get more information about and debug script errors.

For more information on the Developer Tools, go to the Internet Explorer Developer Center.


Document modes –  You can force the Platform Preview into different document modes. To do this, click the Debug menu and select one of the Document Modes. You can also press Alt plus the numbers 5, 7, 8, 9 or 0 to select IE5, IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10 document modes respectively (for example, Alt + 7 for IE7). You can press Ctrl + Alt + 0 at any time to reset the document mode to the page default. The current document mode is shown for the currently viewed page at the left of the status bar. Information on Document Modes is available on MSDN, as well as on our blog.


Common Keyboard Shortcuts – Below is a list of available keyboard shortcuts for use in the Internet Explorer Platform Preview:

  • Ctrl + O: Open a webpage
  • F5: Refresh
  • F10: Home
  • F12: Developer Toolbar
  • Alt + 5: Force IE5 rendering mode
  • Alt + 7: Force IE7 rendering mode
  • Alt + 8: Force IE8 rendering mode
  • Alt + 9: Force IE9 rendering mode
  • Alt + 0: Force IE10 rendering mode
  • Ctrl + Alt + 0: Reset Document Mode to the page default
  • Ctrl +/-: zoom in and out
  • Alt + ?: Help
  • Ctrl + S: Save Webpage As…
  • Alt + /: About


Create Shortcuts to Common Pages – To simplify navigating quickly to pages you commonly use you can create shortcuts. To do so, copy the Internet Explorer Platform Preview icon on your desktop and paste it to your desired location. Right click the newly created shortcut and click the Properties menu item. Update the Target field on the Shortcut tab to start the Platform Preview with the URL of your choice, as follows:

“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer Platform Preview\iepreview.exe”

The Platform Preview is a 32-bit application. As a result, it is installed in a different location on 64-bit systems. When updating the Target field for 64-bit systems, it should appear as:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer Platform Preview\iepreview.exe”

You may also do this for the shortcut on the desktop.

IE Diagnostics – IE Diagnostics, a program to help us troubleshoot issues has been included with the Internet Explorer Platform Preview. This program allows you to view information about your installation as well as collect relevant information for troubleshooting or repro’ing issues. To run IE Diagnostics, click Report Issue and then select Run IE Diagnostics. From this tool, you can save or view saved reports. IE Diagnostics data is automatically collected when you choose to report an issue through the Send Feedback menu item.


Download –> Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview



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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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