Leaked Video Of IE9 In Action Shows Minimalist UI

The video above just hit YouTube showing Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 9 in action. Unlike previous previews, this one shows what appears to be the full UI and chrome around the browser. There is not much to look at because the UI is extremely minimal, getting out of the way of the Websites it is supposed to showcase.

There isn’t even much of a toolbar up top. There are forward and back buttons, an address bar, and three buttons to the right, which appear to be a home button, a favorites icon, and an arrow which presumably opens up other menu options. The frame is semi-transparent, and the soundless video depicts some IE9 demos which have been seen before which show off the speed of the hardware-accelerated browser.

Apparently, less is more these days.

(Hat tip to Covering Web).