An address bar for every popup

November 23rd, 2005

Another good move in the development of the new IE7 — no popup windows without address bars anymore, making it more difficult to trick people into using a fake website.

This change, combined with the visibility of the lock (indicating a secure website) and colour coding in the address bar, is an extra help against phishing websites. The IE7 programmers even thought of the colourblind, as each colour is accompanied by an icon and a line of text that clearly shows the status of the website: red for phishing, yellow for suspicious, and green for secure websites.

One Response to “An address bar for every popup”

  1. It’s about time these Opera innovations made it into another browser! 😉