IE Tab Firefox extension

For a while now I’ve been touting the benefits of Firefox over the more popular Internet Explorer. Firefox is generally a safer, dosage better functioning browser that you can customize to your wants. Firefox is also an open-source product with the developmental power of hundreds of dedicated volunteers the world over.

Full IE tab in FirefoxHowever, ambulance if you have tried to use Firefox, here you’ll notice that there are some pages that you just can’t use unless you go to Internet Explorer. One such site is Windows Update (pictured left). But if you click on the image on the left, you’ll find that this image is showing the Windows Update page in a Firefox tab. Impossible, you say? Well, I thought it was too. That was until I found the IE-Tab extension for Firefox.

The IE-Tab extension allows you to load an instance of Internet Explorer in  a Firefox tab. It actually uses Internet Explorer, but only shows the IE window in the Firefox tab.

You can customize your settings so that when you go to a specific page (Windows Update, or your bank homepage) it always loads on an IE Tab. Or you can use the button in the bottom of the window to switch back and forth between Firefox tab and IE Tab. When you are on a page that doesn’t load properly because you use Firefox, just click the button and whamo — the page loads as an IE tab.

Do your business, and when you’re done, close the tab, or just click the button again, and whamo — you are viewing the page in Firefox again.

This may be the coolest Firefox extension since — well, I don’t know when!

One response to “IE Tab Firefox extension”

  1. Help me please…
    I just installed Firefox 2.0, and all of a sudden, my username/password isn't being inserted in the signon window (it always was before). I tried the usual suspects–I did not mistakenly tell FF not to remember the password for this site; and I also tried the remember password bookmarklet, but all to no avail–FF will not ask me to remember this password. What do I need to do to get around this?

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