This article is specially provided for users . Now a days as we can see more number of Mozilla users than Internet Explorer users . But Some applications work better in Internet Explorer than in Mozilla Fire Fox . Wouldn’t it be nice to embed Internet Explorer inside Firefox as a tab to browse the websites that works only on IE? This is exactly what Firefox add-on IE Tab does as explained below.
This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your web page displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox.
Update: This is Windows specific tool. See how to install IE under Linux using IEs4Linux .
Install IE TAB
After you’ve installed the IE Tab
add-on, visit an URL from the Firefox browser, right mouse-click on the page and select “View Page in IE Tab” as shown below, which will open the page inside Firefox, using the Internet Explorer.
Fig.01: Right mouse-click on a
webpage to launch IE inside Firefox
You can also right mouse-click and select “View page in Ext App” from Firefox, which will open the page separately in an new IE browser. There is not much use to this option, as the whole point is to view IE inside Firefox.
From the IE Tab add-on option, you can add URL of the sites that works only on IE. This way, anytime you open these URLs from Firefox, it will automatically open it using Internet Explorer inside the Firefox.
Fig.02: IE Tab option with site filter
From the IE Tab add-on options, click on “external application” tab, where you can see the path variable pointing to iexplorer.exe executable on your windows machine. While installing the IE Tab add-on, it automatically populates the path variable with location to iexplore.exe executable.
Fig.03: IE Tab option showing path to Internet Explorer executable
For the Further readings you can visit IE Tabs