IE Tab was a very popular Firefox extension that could be used to embed Internet Explorer into Mozilla Firefox. The main use of this add-on was to make sites compatible in Firefox that otherwise were not without having to switch to Internet Explorer to open those websites. It was also used by web developers to see how websites would display in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
IE Tab has not been updated since June last year making it not compatible with Firefox 3.6 and later, at least not officially. That’s where IE Tab 2 comes into play. The main change in the new add-on is that it has been designed to be compatible with the latest releases of the Firefox web browser.
But the developer’s have also fixed several bugs and added new features to the add-on which are outlined in the changelog of the developer’s website.
* Fix the problem where authentication pop-ups were not being displayed.
* Restore the default behavior of opening new pop-ups in a tab in Chrome instead of in IE.
* Make the top UI element local to the extension.
* Added a new Options page.
* Enabled auto-complete, including password save capabilities.
* Added ability to configure whether new windows are opened with IE or in a new Chrome window.
* Disabled script error display by default. We now pick up IE’s script error display setting.
The developers promise to produce regular updates to keep up with the web browser development. New features and enhancements have also been promised. IE Tab 2 can be downloaded directly from the project page of the add-on at the Mozilla Firefox website.
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