IE9 RC bug? page changes IE back/forward colors and prepends icon, maintained for window session
Strange IE9 RC bug: visited http://www.vodafone.gr/portal/client/cms/viewCmsPage.action?pageId=0515 (via http://bit.ly/vodafone1kai1_xatzigiannis) and then clicked back several times seeing the above strange back/forward buttons (red color) and a Vodafone icon prefixed before them! Closing the window fixed the issue.
Are they using some hidden feature of IE9? Didn’t manage to reproduce the behavior though. If you have more info on this issue, do add comment below.
UPDATE: I think I found the culpit, drag-dropping the page icon from the address bar onto the desktop with IE9 RC doesn’t create a URL shortcut (.url file) as it used to be at IE8, but creates a pinned site shortcut (.website file) and immediately closes the tab/page and reopens it in a new window with the UI appearance shown above (back/forward button colors depend on the page icon dominant color I think). Totally non-intuitive (esp. breaks the rule of “least user surprise”), plus much more slower. Read more on this at https://zoomicon.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/more-ie9-rc-issues-tale-of-two-internet-shortcuts/ (also reported as an issue to Microsoft Connect at https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/details/644557/drag-dropping-page-icon-from-address-bar-to-the-desktop-issues)