Fire IE (FireIE, Enhanced IE) Version History

44 versions

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Version 0.4.5 1.3 MB Works with Firefox 14.0 and later

This version no longer supports Firefox 13 or lower.

Enhancements:
  • Experimental feature: support multi-process Firefox (electrolysis).
  • Plugin crash protection (OOPP) is enabled by default. OOPP mode solves a few problems that are otherwise hard to solve when running the plugin in-process, e.g.,
    • Alt-Enter causes the screen to flash if hardware acceleration is enabled (#81).
    • Cannot use Win7 taskbar's "Close All Windows" command to terminate Firefox (#70).
    • Some ActiveX controls could freeze Firefox when loaded by Fire IE (#45).
    • Changing IE compatibility mode no longer requires Firefox to restart -- you could just restart the plugin process.
  • Support Cut/Copy/Paste commands in Firefox main menu (Panel UI).
  • Allow configuring auto-switch policy, which defines the actions to perform when a URL matches an exceptional rule, or doesn't match any rules.

Bug fixes:
  • The progress indicator of Tab Scope is sometimes broken.
  • Some file:/// URIs cannot be recognized by the IE engine.
  • Hide plugin notification in URL bar for Firefox 35+.
  • Page zooming sometimes don't work.
  • Favicons in PNG or JPG format cannot be displayed correctly.
  • Minor improvements in localization.
  • The "Referer:" header was not correctly set for the context menu item "Open Link in New Tab with IE Engine".

This version also improves the performance and stability of Fire IE in OOPP mode.

Version 0.4.5b 1.3 MB Works with Firefox 14.0 and later

This version no longer supports Firefox 13 or lower.

Enhancements:
  • Experimental feature: support multi-process Firefox (electrolysis).
  • Plugin crash protection (OOPP) is enabled by default. OOPP mode solves a few problems that are otherwise hard to solve when running the plugin in-process, e.g.,
    • Alt-Enter causes the screen to flash if hardware acceleration is enabled (#81).
    • Cannot use Win7 taskbar's "Close All Windows" command to terminate Firefox (#70).
    • Some ActiveX controls could freeze Firefox when loaded by Fire IE (#45).
    • Changing IE compatibility mode no longer requires Firefox to restart -- you could just restart the plugin process.
  • Support Cut/Copy/Paste commands in Firefox main menu (Panel UI).
  • Allow configuring auto-switch policy, which defines the actions to perform when a URL matches an exceptional rule, or doesn't match any rules.

Bug fixes:
  • The progress indicator of Tab Scope is sometimes broken.
  • Some file:/// URIs cannot be recognized by the IE engine.
  • Hide plugin notification in URL bar for Firefox 35+.
  • Page zooming sometimes don't work.
  • Favicons in PNG or JPG format cannot be displayed correctly.
  • Minor improvements in localization.
  • The "Referer:" header was not correctly set for the context menu item "Open Link in New Tab with IE Engine".

This version also improves the performance and stability of Fire IE in OOPP mode.

Version 0.4.4 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 13.0 and later

This version no longer supports Firefox 12 or lower.

Enhancements:
* Added context menu items, allowing you to open a link with IE engine or IE browser.
* The label of the toolbar button now synchronizes with the URL bar button.
* Added support for refresh without cache (Ctrl-F5).

Bug fixes:
* Fix memory leak in special circumstances.
* Enhance compatibility with "wyciwyg:" protocol.
* Compatibility with Tab Scope's progress indicator.
* Improve compatibility with address bar search.
* Fix display issues of the URL bar identity icon.
* Some security improvements.

Version 0.4.4b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 13.0 and later

This version no longer supports Firefox 12 or lower.

Enhancements:
* Added context menu items, allowing you to open a link with IE engine or IE browser.
* The label of the toolbar button now synchronizes with the URL bar button.
* Added support for refresh without cache (Ctrl-F5).

Bug fixes:
* Fix memory leak in special circumstances.
* Enhance compatibility with "wyciwyg:" protocol.
* Compatibility with Tab Scope's progress indicator.
* Improve compatibility with address bar search.
* Fix display issues of the URL bar identity icon.
* Some security improvements.

Version 0.4.3 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support Pan (adblocker).
* OOPP: Support cookie sync from Firefox to IE engine.
* OOPP: implemented automatic crash recovery.

Bug fixes:
* "View Source" does not work for file:// URLs that match an auto-switch rule.
* Removed font sync feature (it never worked for IE version 7 and higher).
* No longer auto-switches back to Firefox engine for "about:blank" URL (better compatibility with some websites).
* Fix incorrect engine name in tooltip after "Customization".

Version 0.4.3b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support Pan (adblocker).
* OOPP: Support cookie sync from Firefox to IE engine.
* OOPP: implemented automatic crash recovery.

Bug fixes:
* "View Source" does not work for file:// URLs that match an auto-switch rule.
* Removed font sync feature (it never worked for IE version 7 and higher).
* No longer auto-switches back to Firefox engine for "about:blank" URL (better compatibility with some websites).

Version 0.4.2 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Bug fixes:
* Fix high CPU usage in special circumstances.

Version 0.4.1 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Added an option that allows the URL bar button to display only when IE engine is used.
* Support Adblock Latitude (Pale Moon version of Adblock Plus).

Bug fixes:
* Fixed bugs in Mouse Gestures support.

Version 0.4.1b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Added an option that allows the URL bar button to display only when IE engine is used.
* Support the Pale Moon Pseudo-Static version of Adblock Plus.

Bug fixes:
* Fixed bugs in Mouse Gestures support.

Version 0.4.0b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Remove seldom-used "ESR UA" option from user-agent options.
* Clearing Fire IE temporary files / cookies will also clear them for the system IE.
* Allow creating rules starting with "www.".
* No longer depends on SSE2 instructions.
* Update zh-TW translations by Merci chao.

Bug fixes:
* Rules created by the right-click menu may not function if it already exists in a disabled rule list.
* "Always use current engine to open a new URL" doesn't work in newer Firefox versions.
* Fix missing OK/Cancel buttons in options dialog for the latest Nightly versions.

Version 0.3.9 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Improved zooming support for high DPI settings.

Bug fixes:
* "Backup all rules and subscriptions" should work properly now.
* Allow disabling redirection of IE Temporary Files and Cookies, which resolves some rendering glitches.
* Resolve the issue that sometimes the profile folder cannot be deleted when using a portable version of Firefox with redirection of IE Temporary Files and Cookies enabled.
* ABP support: resolved a memory leak issue in processing of element hiding rules.
* Switch rules will no longer affect the "Get Add-ons" tab in the Add-ons Manager.
* Fixed: forward button not shown in Firefox 29.
* Fixed: switch rules don't work for URLs without a host name.

Version 0.3.9b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Improved zooming support for high DPI settings.

Bug fixes:
* "Backup all rules and subscriptions" should work properly now.
* Allow disabling redirection of IE Temporary Files and Cookies, which resolves some rendering glitches.
* Resolve the issue that sometimes the profile folder cannot be deleted when using a portable version of Firefox with redirection of IE Temporary Files and Cookies enabled.
* ABP support: resolved a memory leak issue in processing of element hiding rules.
* Switch rules will no longer affect the "Get Add-ons" tab in the Add-ons Manager.
* Fixed: forward button not shown in Firefox 29.
* Fixed: switch rules don't work for URLs without a host name.

Version 0.3.8 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support recording IE engine's browsing history.
* You can switch to compatibility mode directly for URLs typed on new tabs.

Bug fixes:
* [ABP] Some sites don't display correctly when using Fanboy's Social Blocking List.
* Crash on closing certain pages with IE6 engine.
* Can't use Firefox shortcut keys after opening a new tab in background from IE engine.
* Compatibility with March Nightly versions.

Version 0.3.8b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support recording IE engine's browsing history.
* You can switch to compatibility mode directly for URLs typed on new tabs.

Bug fixes:
* [ABP] Some sites don't display correctly when using Fanboy's Social Blocking List.
* Crash on closing certain pages with IE6 engine.
* Can't use Firefox shortcut keys after opening a new tab in background from IE engine.

Version 0.3.7 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support per-site zooming.
* Support Adblock Edge.
* Support IE11 compatibility modes.

Bug fixes:
* Fix the bug that element hiding rules are not applied after refreshing the page.
* You can now scroll the page using up/down arrow keys after switching tabs.
* "Open in IE" compatible with file:// URIs that contain unicode characters.
* Fix rare crashes when using a higher version of IE.
* "View Source" context menu will now work in IE10 or higher.
* Compatible with Menu Icons Plus.

Version 0.3.7b2 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

* "View Source" context menu will now work in IE10 or higher.
* Compatible with Menu Icons Plus.

Full version notes relative to the release version:
Enhancements:
* Support per-site zooming.
* Support Adblock Edge.
* Support IE11 compatibility modes.

Bug fixes:
* Fix the bug that element hiding rules are not applied after refreshing the page.
* You can now scroll the page using up/down arrow keys after switching tabs.
* "Open in IE" compatible with file:// URIs that contain unicode characters.
* Fix rare crashes when using a higher version of IE.
* "View Source" context menu will now work in IE10 or higher.
* Compatible with Menu Icons Plus.

Version 0.3.7b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support per-site zooming.
* Support Adblock Edge.
* Support IE11 compatibility modes.

Bug fixes:
* Fix the bug that element hiding rules are not applied after refreshing the page.
* You can now scroll the page using up/down arrow keys after switching tabs.
* "Open in IE" compatible with file:// URIs that contain unicode characters.
* Fix rare crashes when using a higher version of IE.

Version 0.3.6 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Added EXPERIMENTAL support for IE11 compatibility mode.
* Added Dutch(nl) locale by markh from babelzilla.org.

Bug fixes:
* User-agent of IE8/9 Standards Mode is now correctly fetched.
* Option "Always use current engine to open a new URL" is now compatible with Firefox 25 or higher.
* Hide the plugin prompt in the URL bar while browsing with IE engine.
* Fix potential hang during text search after refreshing the page.

Version 0.3.6b2 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

* Added Dutch(nl) locale by markh from babelzilla.org.
* Hide the plugin prompt in the URL bar while browsing with IE engine.

Full version notes relative to the release version:
Enhancements:
* Added EXPERIMENTAL support for IE11 compatibility mode.
* Added Dutch(nl) locale by markh from babelzilla.org.

Bug fixes:
* User-agent of IE8/9 Standards Mode is now correctly fetched.
* Option "Always use current engine to open a new URL" is now compatible with Firefox 25 or higher.
* Hide the plugin prompt in the URL bar while browsing with IE engine.

Version 0.3.6b 1.2 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Added EXPERIMENTAL support for IE11 compatibility mode.

Bug fixes:
* User-agent of IE8/9 Standards Mode is now correctly fetched.
* Option "Always use current engine to open a new URL" is now compatible with Firefox 25 or higher.

Version 0.3.5 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Bug fixes:
* Fix compatibility with per-window findbar in Firefox 26+.
* Allow syncing private browsing cookies to IE engine (opt-in).
* Fix missing "Fire-IE" group in "Settings for Clearing History" dialog.
* Form data are now correctly posted when auto-switch to IE engine.
* Fix "multiple popup dialogs" issue while using certain commands, including Print, Page Setup and Save As.

Version 0.3.5b2 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Fix "multiple popup dialogs" issue while using certain commands, including Print, Page Setup and Save As.

Full version notes relative to the release version:
Bug fixes:
* Fix compatibility with per-window findbar in Firefox 25.
* Allow syncing private browsing cookies to IE engine (opt-in).
* Fix missing "Fire-IE" group in "Settings for Clearing History" dialog.
* Form data are now correctly posted when auto-switch to IE engine.
* Fix "multiple popup dialogs" issue while using certain commands, including Print, Page Setup and Save As.

Version 0.3.5b 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Bug fixes:
* Fix compatibility with per-window findbar in Firefox 25.
* Allow syncing private browsing cookies to IE engine (opt-in).
* Fix missing "Fire-IE" group in "Settings for Clearing History" dialog.
* Form data are now correctly posted when auto-switch to IE engine.

Version 0.3.4 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Auto switch back to Firefox engine upon whitelist rule match.
* Added Polish locale(pl-PL) by piotrex.
* Support the new "Do-Not-Track value" feature.
* Added F1~F12 to available shortcut keys.

Bug fixes and performance:
* Fire-IE now respects Firefox's options about new tab locations.
* Tooltip of the URL bar button now correctly shows the (un)switchable state.
* Improve the performance of ABP support.
* Fix the problem that IE10 can't save synchronized cookies.
* Fire-IE no longer loses focus when you release the AltGr key.
* Fix URL bar icon issue with Nightly 2013-07-01.

Version 0.3.4b3 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Fix URL bar icon issue with Nightly 2013-07-01.

Full version notes relative to the release version:
Enhancements:
* Auto switch back to Firefox engine upon whitelist rule match.
* Added Polish locale(pl-PL) by piotrex.
* Support the new "Do-Not-Track value" feature.
* Added F1~F12 to available shortcut keys.

Bug fixes and performance:
* Fire-IE now respects Firefox's options about new tab locations.
* Tooltip of the URL bar button now correctly shows the (un)switchable state.
* Improve the performance of ABP support.
* Fix the problem that IE10 can't save synchronized cookies.
* Fire-IE no longer loses focus when you release the AltGr key.
* Fix URL bar icon issue with Nightly 2013-07-01.

Version 0.3.4b2 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Fix compatibility issue with Windows XP in previous beta.

Full version notes relative to the release version:
Enhancements:
* Auto switch back to Firefox engine upon whitelist rule match.
* Added Polish locale(pl-PL) by piotrex.
* Support the new "Do-Not-Track value" feature.
* Added F1~F12 to available shortcut keys.

Bug fixes and performance:
* Fire-IE now respects Firefox's options about new tab locations.
* Tooltip of the URL bar button now correctly shows the (un)switchable state.
* Improve the performance of ABP support.
* Fix the problem that IE10 can't save synchronized cookies.
* Fire-IE no longer loses focus when you release the AltGr key.

Version 0.3.4b 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Auto switch back to Firefox engine upon whitelist rule match.
* Added Polish locale(pl-PL) by piotrex.
* Support the new "Do-Not-Track value" feature.
* Added F1~F12 to available shortcut keys.

Bug fixes and performance:
* Fire-IE now respects Firefox's options about new tab locations.
* Tooltip of the URL bar button now correctly shows the (un)switchable state.
* Improve the performance of ABP support.
* Fix the problem that IE10 can't save synchronized cookies.
* Fire-IE no longer loses focus when you release the AltGr key.

Version 0.3.3 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support Firefox's Do-Not-Track feature.
* Added "Open Current Page in IE" feature.

Bug fixes:
* Support private browsing warning in per-window private browsing mode (FF20+).
* Fix the bug that textbox loses focus when trying to switch IME by Ctrl+Shift.
* Improve compatibility with Nightly version >= Mar 6, 2013
* Fix the bug that tooltip is not shown on toolbar button when you hide the URL bar button.
* 32-bit and 64-bit versions are combined, allowing 64-bit users to update through AMO.

Version 0.3.3b 1.1 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Support Firefox's Do-Not-Track feature.
* Added "Open Current Page in IE" feature.

Bug fixes:
* Support private browsing warning in per-window private browsing mode (FF20+).
* Fix the bug that textbox loses focus when trying to switch IME by Ctrl+Shift.
* Improve compatibility with Nightly version >= Mar 6, 2013
* Fix the bug that tooltip is not shown on toolbar button when you hide the URL bar button.
* 32-bit and 64-bit versions are combined, allowing 64-bit users to update through AMO.

Version 0.3.2 1.3 MB Works with Firefox 6.0 and later

Enhancements:
* Separate options for cleaning temporary files and cookies.
* Provide switch for cookie syncing.
* Move IE temporary files out of the profile folder.
* Add more customization options, including tab icons and URL bar button's label.
* Rendering and features are closer to the real IE browser.

Bug fixes and performance enhancements:
* Improve the performance of displaying status text.
* Slightly improves performance of cookie syncing.
* Support F6 and F10 shortcut keys.
* Support page zooming through Ctrl + mouse wheel.
* Rocker gestures are no longer triggered multiple times.
* Fix the bug that tab titles are not correctly displayed.
* Improve compatibility with click-to-play.
* Fix the problem that one cannot change the location of IE temp folder.