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View Pages That Need Internet Explorer Rendering inside Chrome

SUMMARY: The IE Tab extension allows web pages that require Internet Explorer to be viewed inside Google Chrome.

Do you browse the web with Google Chrome but occasionally run into pages that require Internet Explorer to display correctly?

You don't need to switch to Internet Explorer to view these pages - simply install the "IE Tab" extension to view them inside the familiar Chrome interface. You can even designate certain pages to always appear rendered via Internet Explorer.

1. From Google Chrome, visit the IE Tab page.

2. Click the "Install" button.

3. Click "Install" in the "Confirm Installation" dialog box when prompted.

Confirming installing the "IE Tab" extension in Google Chrome

4. Once the extension has installed, clicking the "IE Tab" button to the right of the address bar renders the current tab via Internet Explorer.

5. When a page is rendered via Internet Explorer, the IE Tab icon will appear to the left of the address bar. To the right of the address bar are buttons to change Internet Explorer options, modify a list of URLs that will automatically open via IE Tab, bookmark the page in the "IE Tab" folder, or display help. Clicking the green "X" switches the current tab's rendering back to Chrome.

An example web page in Google Chrome rendered via IE Tab

Most extensions were written by third-parties, thus it is your decision to trust third-party authors before installing extensions. This tip was written regarding Google Chrome v4.0.249.78 on a Windows XP machine and IE Tab v1.0.11208.1. Features, information, and screenshots are subject to change between versions and operating systems.

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