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New Visual Explorer Provides Tightly-Integrated Web Browsing Experience

  • Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008
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  • Author: pradhana
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  • Filed under: Miscellaneous

Developer BlueG announces a new and uniquely customizable web browser.

It seems to be a common problem. Users put up with the faults inherent in some browsers, like poor search engine support, lack of privacy protection or poor printing capabilities so they can use the positives. The browsing experience becomes a bit of a compromise.Now it appears this is all about to change.

Software developer BlueG has launched its new Visual Explorer browser as a free download. The developers say that everything from keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures, to changing the browser's appearance with themes and skins, plus support for Internet Explorer add-ons, all help make Visual Explorer exactly what web users have been waiting for.

Visual Explorer is a full-featured Internet Explorer-friendly web browser that comes with advanced privacy and security features, one-click Google searches, support for Internet Explorer's browsing history and favorites, as well as an advanced download manager.

Key features include Quick Search, whereby users can right-click any word or phrase on the current web page to search for it using Google or any of their favorite search engines - additional pre-installed search sites include Yahoo, YouTube, Amazon, eBay and Facebook. There is also an Advanced Find toolbar at the bottom of the screen to highlight all instances of a selected word on the current web page. In addition, pop-up, media and ad filters are straight off the menu so are easy to switch on and off.

According to Darren Bond, BlueG's Creative Director, "With Visual Explorer users can also print web pages precisely (WYSIWYG) as they appear on screen. Visual Explorer captures the 'real' page as viewed by the user and sends this to the printer with the usual print preview facility. No other browser does this.

"Similar to some other browsers, Visual Explorer's phishing filter checks website addresses as they are typed. However, and this is claimed to be a unique feature, it also checks the final destination page to protect users against the original website re-directing them to a phishing website. Visual Explorer is also claiming another first, with its Cloaking Device enabling users to make the browser semi-transparent so casual observers cannot snoop on the user's browsing activities.

"BlueG has worked hard to provide an environment where Internet Explorer add-ons can be used within Visual Explorer. In most cases, add-ons appear identical - menus, toolbars, etc - and can easily be managed with the familiar 'Manage Add-ons' dialog," added Darren Bond.

Visual Explorer supports Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista and can be downloaded from /PR

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