IE Tab for Firefox

IE Tab for Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 82 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
4.0
File Size:
181.64KB
Date Added:
September 17, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
311,772
Downloads Last Week:
104
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Mozilla Firefox 10 and later.

Editors' review

We don't like Internet Explorer, but we keep it around, because every now and then we encounter some dinosaur of a Web site that can't be viewed without it. If you find yourself doing the same thing even though Firefox is your browser of choice, try IE Tab for Firefox. This clever extension lets you open IE-only Web sites within Firefox. It's a brilliant solution to the problem of switching back and forth between two different browsers.

IE Tab for Firefox installed easily and was ready for action after we restarted the browser. In order to find fodder for testing the extension we consulted a Web page titled "Sites that Make Firefox Sad," which provided us with a lengthy list of sites that are still demanding the use of Internet Explorer. Sure enough, many of the sites failed to load properly in Firefox and gave us error messages informing us that Internet Explorer was required. We had only to open the IE Tab options menu, add the site to the extension's filter, and reload the page; everything worked as expected. IE Tab for Firefox also has a context menu option that lets you launch IE and load the current page, which worked fine; unfortunately, the option to switch rendering engines in the context menu didn't seem to do anything. Still, IE Tab for Firefox is great if you have a few particular Web sites that you frequently visit and have to switch to IE for, and it works well enough at handling the occasional new site you might stumble upon, if in a slightly roundabout way. The extension's Support for Adblock Plus is a nice touch, too.

IE Tab for Firefox installs and uninstalls without issues.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 82 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 25
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    0 stars Be the first to review this product
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for IE Tab for Firefox
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for IE Tab for Firefox

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK