Google Chrome Extensions: IE Tab

N. Sun By N. Sun, 16th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This extension is handy for viewing webpages compatible with only Microsoft Internet Explorer on Google Chrome.

IE Tab

Microsoft Internet Explorer is by far the most popular browser. Half of all Internet users use Internet Explorer. Its preinstalled on every Windows operating system. All websites would have batter be compatible with IE, or else half the people visiting it wouldn't be able to open it up. And so, almost all websites are IE compatible.

But some people use Google Chrome.

Unfortunately, Chrome isn't as popular as Internet Explorer, and so some websites aren't compatible with Chrome but are with Internet Explorer. If a page couldn't open in Google Chrome, users had to open an Internet Explorer window and copy the URL of the page in order to open it. How inconvenient is that?!

Fortunately, Blackfish Software came up with IE Tab, a Google Chrome extension with the ability to let users view IE pages in Chrome. No more switching browsers!

Simply click the IE Tab icon at the top of the window, and the extension turns your page from Chrome to Internet Explorer! Then click the "X" to go back to Google Chrome. IE Tab also has an auto URL feature, which means that you specify the websites you want IE Tab to automatically open. So if you go to that specific URL, IE Tab automatically starts and converts your page from a Chrome format to a Microsoft Internet Explorer format. Very simple.

IE Tab has been rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1706 voters. There are about 611,500 users and 42 thousand weekly installs. The current version number is Click here for the download link for Windows.

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author avatar joeldgreat
17th Nov 2010 (#)

Though I'm using Google Chrome as my browser, I never heard of this wonderful add-ons. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
17th Nov 2010 (#)

Like Joelgreat, I never heard of this add-on. I use three browsers, IE, Chrome and Fire Fox. Primarily I use Fire Fox and not IE. Fire Fox is much more secure than IE. IE is full of security loop holes that hacker exploit. I have used Fire Fox for several years now and I haven't run into any compatibility problems.

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author avatar Retired
28th Nov 2010 (#)

great information dude

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