IE Tab - 2.5.24.1

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Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

  • 2.5.24.1
  • don
  • 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1,006 votes, average: 4.26 out of 5)

More about this extension

Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer view for local files (i.e. file:// URLs).

Includes the ability to automatically open certain URLs in an IE Tab by specifying a URL filter.

Change Log:

http://www.ietab.net/changelog


Older Versions

  1. Version 1.11130.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds
    Windows only

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    None

  2. Version 1.11202.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

  3. Version
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    By popular demand, our logo and icons have been updated.  I hope you all find these better than the addmittedly somewhat atrocious ones we had before.

  4. Version 1.11205.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Windows only!)

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    • Fixed a bug with non-ASCII title display
    • Shortened the IE Tab title prefix to be just "IE: "

  5. Version 1.0.11207.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Windows only!)

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    Version 1.0.11207.1

    • New Windows now open in Chrome instead of IE!!!
    • Moved some UI to server-side for better control

  6. Version 1.0.11207.2
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Windows only!)

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    1.0.11207.2


    * New windows are now opened using Chrome instead of IE
    * Moved some UI components to the server side
    * Added communication layer for secure communication between frames

  7. Version 1.0.11207.2
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (Windows only!)

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    Previous version update was unintentional, do not install version 1.0.11207.1!


  8. Version 1.0.11208.1
    Compatible With
    Developer Builds (WINDOWS only)

    Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab.

    Change Log:

    1.0.11208.1

    • Streamlined the UI
    • Added support for new windows to open in Chrome instead of IE!


Reviews

  1. KinG_ says:

    its always owning wn u have a site and need to know how it looks like in IE

    tnx man xD

  2. Travis says:

    When i try installing the extension i get an error message that says “invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘” anyone have any ideas whats wrong?

    >>>> UPDATE: Try the latest dev channel build of Chrome from here: http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel

  3. Friedrich says:

    It works on vista.
    It doesn’t work on windows 7.

    For every page you visit with this you get counted in http://www.blackfishsoftware.com/ietab/counter.php?source=iecontainer that’s called spyware …

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Friedrich, this is NOT spyware. It is a completely anonymous Google
    analytics counter like you find on every web site on the planet.
    There are no privacy concerns with this extension
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    For Non-Programmers:
    Stay out of this extensions if you want to keep your privacy…

    For Programmers:
    To disable the spyware behavior (for now) just comment out the line 221 in iecontainer.html like this:
    //window.setTimeout(setupAnonCounter, 100);

  4. newuser says:

    hii… how do i install / start using it ??

  5. Don says:

    Travis, I am seeing the same error message. Cannot find a way to download this add on.

  6. e says:

    When i try installing the extension i get an error message that says “invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘” anyone have any ideas whats wrong?

    same thing…how to install? So troublesome, i dislike it, I like firefox!

  7. Fan Of Chrome says:

    Nooooo….. You changed the icon…. It was the coolest icon on my bar, but now it’s boring… Please put it back!!!

  8. Keeper says:

    Same issue as Travis,,,“invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘

  9. Jack says:

    When i try installing the extension i get an error message that says “invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘” anyone have any ideas whats wrong?

  10. latitudes says:

    How to hide the bar from ie tab?

  11. Daniel says:

    Installation failed. It says “Extension not enabled”. I am already using the latest beta version. Hints?

  12. Arcticboy says:

    Same problem as others trying to install this. Error message: “Invalid value for ‘permissions[0]'”

  13. croco says:

    Error message: “Invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘” appear to me too

  14. Deej says:

    Nice idea for an extension but I found it doesn’t render anywhere near accurately as the actual browser. Keep up the development, it could be a really handy tool 🙂

    If you’re getting “Invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘, you need the latest dev channel build of Chrome to use extensions from here: http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel, as mentioned above.

  15. fo011y says:

    Add to shortcut param –enable-extensions
    It’s worked! 😉

  16. It has been a while now since Google Chrome has been released with extensions, but one of the most requested featured add-on/extension was the IE Tab extension, i.e, opening websites in Internet Explorer while using Google Chrome browser.

  17. ablagoja says:

    I always believe in Chrome. He is the best web browser and I used him from the from the very beginning.
    Thanks for new abilities.

  18. Niechos says:

    works just fine under windows 7. had it for some time now, not a single problem jet.
    at first i couldn’t install it, but that was because i wasn’t logged in on the admin account of the pc.

    i however do miss the autocomplete and password remember functions in the tab.

    furthermore, when i log on on a website, and i return to a previous page(one within the logged in section) it requires me to login again.

    besides that it works great. now i can completely avoid IE

  19. Ben says:

    I got it installed okay, but i can’t figure out how to configure the “auto urls”. No options to set int he extensions window, i only seem to be able to manually switch the rendering

  20. Greg says:

    The extension for Firefox had a really nice feature where you could create a list of websites (with wildcards) that would always load in an IE tab. This is really helpful for my company internal sites that require IE. Thanks for your work.

  21. John says:

    Firefox version provides option to Ctrl-click toolbar button and open page in editor of choice — it would be great to have this option added to the Chrome version!

  22. Friedrich says:

    Even though, I understand the anonymous counter feature you implemented as a developer for doing statistics and all that…. I still would love to see a checkbox somewhere to disable the counter FEATURE.
    By the way, thanks for taking the time to answer and, of course, for publishing this nice piece of work.

  23. skywards says:

    when i install the extension ,this error is showed ” Require value ‘name’ is missing or invalid.

  24. kogumelo says:

    Even after the instalation of the latest dev channel build of Chrome, i´m stil getting the same message “invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘”

  25. Noni says:

    Re install Chrome from http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel
    When he come back in bottom there is a link for extensions, click there, IE Tab is one option, clik there and after on Install

  26. Psyop1 says:

    Installing the latest chrome dev build does nothing for the invalid permissions error on my system. Netbook with XP, SP3, the latest dev build of chrome, fully patched, etc., etc. Anybody got anything else besides “install the latest build”?

  27. user says:

    What time can be used in version 3.0?

  28. leone says:

    I like this thing…

  29. BILL says:

    it can’t use in windows 7
    where i can download it in win7

  30. Evin says:

    It will NOT let me install this plugin. Every time I select at the top ‘Add To Chrome’ it opens the downloader at the bottom saying ‘This type of file can be harmful to your computer. Are you sure you want to install it’ I select SAVE (other option is DISCARD) and a little error message window pops up saying ‘invalid value for ‘permissions [0]’ What the heck is happening and why is it now letting me add this to my Chrome browser??

  31. Evin says:

    I just saw another person having the same problem toward the top of these comments and an update was given to them to download this: http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=devchannel but it sis NOT help at all. Still having the problem…

  32. METALIWU says:

    who knows how to use the CRX file??

  33. Rizwan Qasim says:

    It is glad to see this blog, it is good and detailed fun to read this, nice informative blog, Thanks for share this article.

  34. mache says:

    i also have the same problem when trying to install this extension. invalid value for ‘permission[0]’ … how to solve it?

  35. Jon says:

    Great extension. However, the 2 sites that I need it for trigger javascript errors when I use this tool. What can I give you to see these problems. Both sites are password protected and I cannot give access to them.

  36. Neuroheaven says:

    For installing this extension (and perhaps others ^^) under windows 7 and avoid the Error message: “Invalid value for ‘permissions[0]‘” error:

    First run Chrome with a right clic “run as Administrator”.
    Then go to the extension page and install it, no more error.

    At least it just worked for me!

    Ciao

  37. BugHunter says:

    oups…

    It dose not work in Win XP with chrome3.0

  38. David says:

    The browser back button takes me out of IE Tab. The IE Tab window needs forward and back controls that work within the window.

    Otherwise a really good product.

  39. Sönke says:

    Nice extension, works well with Outlook Web Access from what I’ve seen so far.
    However I’d like a feature where I give the extension a list of url’s that it should render, when I try to open them, so I don’t have to open it normally and then reopen with ietab. I anything like this planned?

    Thanks for your work!!

  40. mu says:

    it does not work when i open http://www.xunlei.com

  41. Rev SCAReY says:

    Love the extension under Windows, but I would really love to get this working under Linux. I’ve managed to get IE working on it’s own on Linux by using Wine and ies4linux, but IE Tab just can’t see it. What would be fantastic is if you could allow us via the options button to choose where to look for IE then this extension should work in Linux (and probably Macs too!). If that can’t be done, maybe if you could let us know how to hack it manually.

    Many thanks, and keep up the good work. I’ll be sure to hit the donate button once this works.

    Cheers.

  42. cmh says:

    I’m getting the same error as travis, “invalid value for ‘permissions[0]”

  43. Harry says:

    Most of the pages I’ve tried to open with this extension either hang or work extremely slow. Sorry, doesn’t work for me.

  44. Pete says:

    This is an awesome plugin. I have windows 7 and it is working fine, with one exception. My TAB key does not work.

  45. rudiik says:

    This is really useful extension. Good work, guys! I’m missing just 2 features.
    1) Open in IE tab also predefined sites which requires login credentials. Currently I’m getting Chome login dialog at first and after then IE login dialog.
    2) Define if new IE tabs should be opened by default in new window or new tab.

  46. sblns says:

    Still waiting for the mac version of IE tab…

  47. michael says:

    Thank you so much.It is very useful.

  48. dave says:

    1. When I try to display a page including a Google Satellite Map, I get several script errors, which after cancelling the map doesn’t display.

    2. Am I correct in that this extension displays IE6 rendering engine? From what I have read, later versions if IE display pages compatible with Firefox and Chrome? If correct, as a webmaster, is why I have kept my IE6 installed and haven’t upgraded to insure my pages look ok in IE6 too. If this extension displays pages as in IE6, I can use it instead of the actual IE6 browser and “finally” upgrade my IE to see my pages in later versions??

  49. Mike says:

    OH NO! The main site which my company uses for doing our business requires IE or Firefox (and I hate FF), so I’ve been using IEtab in Chrome, and it’s been wonderful. However, after last night’s update, I get “navigation cancelled” any time I try to connect to a site which requires a client-side certificate in IEtab. This has rendered it useless to me. How do I get back to the old version, and prevent automatic updates?

  50. michael says:

    Thanks again! I use it to buy something on the website

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