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Cooliris for Internet Explorer

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Editors' Review


Cooliris blows up your Web-surfing experience into a larger-than-life graphical experience. It takes the images it finds on nearly any Web site, expands them to super-extra-large size, and then lets you surf through them in a classy scaling interface that we think we last saw in the Iron Man movie. Or maybe it was The Dark Knight.

Whatever the inspiration, there's no doubt that the cross-platform and cross-browser Cooliris puts the "graphic" back in "graphic user interface". Installing it places a button on the Toolbar. When you're on a Cooliris-enabled Web site, click the Cooliris button to activate the Cooliris interface. Your screen will go black, and all the images on the site will zoom past you as if on a roller-coaster. They stop soon after, and from there you can surf the site using the subtly-placed search bar at the top of your monitor. Click on an image to enlarge it. If it's a still image, it simply enlarges. If it's a video, it enlarges and starts playing.

Currently, the plug-in only supports a handful of the most popular graphics-intensive site, such as Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and a few others. A WordPress plug-in allows those who use that blogging system to create Cooliris functionality, and there's a Webmaster's guide on the Cooliris site for users who host their own sites. We also noticed occasional stability problems on Internet Explorer, but they were intermittent at best. Installing the add-on is worth it just for the sweeping, futuristic way that images stream by when you browse, even though there might not be much practical application at this point.

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4 stars

"Great program"

March 29, 2011  |  By dltstoose

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer


love the cool preview feature


not many things wrong


worth the time to install

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3 stars

"Attractive but Slow; Mainstream"

May 30, 2010  |  By OCX-Daemon

 |  Version: Cooliris for Internet Explorer


Attractive visual display
Fun to use
Great integration with CoolPreviews


A bit cantankerous after install
Only compatible with the four major browsers


Had a great deal of trouble getting it to work in IE; I had to reinstall it before it finally worked. It's attractive and fun but very slow to load. Works a lot better in Firefox than in IE. The display isn't as nice in IE as it is in Firefox. I've yet to try the versions for Google Chrome or Safari.

I'm also terribly disappointed that there is no version for Opera. I can understand the compatibility issues, but I still wish there were a modified version for Opera and other browsers.

Updated on Jun 6, 2010

EDIT-Tried it in Chrome and it nearly killed my graphics card. My system meets all the minimum requirements and I've run it in IE and FF before without any problems. However, I seem to get a BSOD when I try to run it in Chrome.

I recently ran it in IE and it gave me the blue screen of death, too. It has since been disabled and most likely will be purged unless I can figure out what went wrong. And on a side note, I don't believe there is a version for Safari for Windows, but I didn't know that when I wrote the original review.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Cooliris
Publisher web site
Release Date February 26, 2010
Date Added February 26, 2010
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size 2.75MB
File Name cooliris-win-iefull-release-
Total Downloads 69,492
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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