IE Tab for Firefox

IE Tab for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 82 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    313,134
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2013
  • File Size:
    181.64KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    108
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A must-have addition to the greatest browser FIREFOX !!"

June 26, 2011  |  By sopheclese

 |  Version: IE Tab for Firefox 1.98.20110322

Pros

One click service to ope IE tab or switch rendering engine. Easy use.

Cons

why should be.

Summary

It avoids you a lot of trouble & annoyance !!!

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5 stars

"Easy to use. Many options to customize tabs."

May 08, 2011  |  By kriskan

 |  Version: IE Tab for Firefox 1.98.20110322

Pros

3D feature is a great addition to an already outstanding add-in.

Cons

I haven't had any negative experiences.

Summary

A one of a kind tab program with a 3D feature that saves favorite sites. The best add-on yet!

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5 stars

"Wonderful tool!"

March 09, 2010  |  By ab2084

 |  Version: IE Tab for Firefox 1.5.20080823

Pros

Highly compatible with IE-only sites, easy to use with control in the status bar, works within FF tab structure saving screen real estate

Cons

Isn't compatible with Firefox 3.6

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4 stars

"Great for playing ActiveX games in Firefox"

July 14, 2009  |  By tamara_mr24

 |  Version: IE Tab for Firefox 1.5.20080823

Pros

Allows me to play games that could only work in IE because of ActiveX

Cons

Slows down Firefox

Summary

This software is really great because I love using Firefox, unfortunately, alot of games requires ActiveX to run and usually display a message saying that they need to be played on IE. I try to avoid using IE so this was a great workaround. The downside is that sometimes it makes Firefox run really slowly so I can't have too many tabs opened while playing the game. It is also great to load web pages that can only use IE without leaving Firefox.

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5 stars

"One of best Firefox extensions available"

November 16, 2008  |  By pentium4forever

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080803

Pros

View pages in IE within Firefox

Cons

no cons with this extension

Summary

No more having to open Internet Explorer, even for windows updates. You can go into the IE Tab options and enter a website in that works properly in IE, just type the address in and put a * at the end of it, then the page will automatically open in IE within FF.

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5 stars

"Handy Tool"

September 29, 2008  |  By snowballs05

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080618

Pros

Great for those sites that will only work with IE and best of all it's free!!!! Very easy to use once you find the directions.

Cons

It would be nice if directions would pop up after install so you could see what a gem you just downloaded instantly.

Summary

Can't complain about a free product that allows you to escape the headaches of Internet Explorer. Without this product, I couldn't have defected to virtually trouble free Mozilla Firefox. Thank You.

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2 stars

"Does not download to Mozilla Seamonkey"

September 05, 2008  |  By rclose11

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080618

Pros

Previous versions of this product were able to be downloaded and install in Seamonkey a virtual clone of Firefox but with built in email client. It worked very well in that browsers.

Cons

the new version does not install into seamonkey (intall script not found)
Needs to be updated

Summary

Since one cannot use the new version in Seamonkey, it has very limited use for me since I only use Firefox on rare occasions

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5 stars

"Works perfekt!"

August 11, 2008  |  By Gnisse

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080618

Pros

An easy to use software which makes IE (almost) obsolete.

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4 stars

"IE tab works well."

August 06, 2008  |  By wyoung3862

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080618

Pros

very continent when needed.

Cons

None found

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1 stars

"Huh?"

August 01, 2008  |  By marleyy

 |  Version: IE Tab 1.5.20080618

Cons

Downloaded the extension, saw the options in the tools, but no icon in the browser. Can't use!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
  • Re-designed plugin, fix crashes and hangs
  • Ensure compatibility with Firefox 19+ and Windows 7
  • Support using most Firefox keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys, such as Ctrl+T, Ctrl+N,...) inside IE Tab tabs. (new and unique!)
  • Switch back to Firefox via popup menu of IE (new and unique!)
  • General
    Publisher PCMan
    Publisher web site http://pcman.sayya.org/
    Release Date April 21, 2013
    Date Added September 17, 2013
    Version 4.0
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox 10 and later.
    Download Information
    File Size 181.64KB
    File Name ie_tab-4.0.20130422-fx-windows.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 313,134
    Downloads Last Week 108
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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