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Fire IE (FireIE, Enhanced IE) 0.4.6.2 Requires Restart
Embeds Internet Explorer(IE) to use the powerful Firefox add-ons.
Not only an enhanced IE Tab, but also an enhanced Internet Explorer with Adblock Plus and FireGestures support.
Switch to the IE engine in one click and dismiss your IE.
About this Add-on
Due to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1165981, Mozilla has disabled all plugins except Adobe Flash in the official x64 version, which breaks Fire IE.
xunxun1982 has developed a binary patch tool that can remove the plugin restriction. You can download it from the following URL:
- Firefox 41 through 44: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcxfirefox/files/Tools/RemoveFx41x64PluginRestrict/patch4fx41x64-en-20150904.7z/download
- Firefox 45+: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcxfirefox/files/Tools/RemoveFx41x64PluginRestrict/patch4fx45x64-20151231.7z/download
Thank xunxun1982 for providing the binary patch!
Fire-IE is another ietab-like extension. It embeds the IE engine to handle IE-only websites. You could change the browser engine from Firefox to IE by a simple click.
Moreover, you can write auto-switch rules so that Fire-IE will automatically switch to IE engine when you visit certain sites. Like Adblock Plus, you can also subscribe to existing rule lists. We currently maintain an auto-switch rule list for Chinese sites.
When you switch to the IE engine, cookies will be synchronized so that you do not need to relogin. Most of the shortcut keys of Firefox will be available under the IE engine as well. For example you could use "Ctrl + +" and "Ctrl + -" to zoom in and out, "Ctrl + F" to search inside the document and so on.
It also supports mouse gestures for the IE engine with the FireGuestures or All-in-One Gestures extension installed.
Adblock Plus is supported now. You will no longer be annoyed by ads in the IE engine.
From 0.3.3 on, 32bit & 64bit versions are combined into a single package. We will no longer offer standalone 64bit xpi packages.
Our English support forum is hosted on https://getsatisfaction.com/fireie . Issues, suggestions and translations are welcome.
How to write switch rules: http://fireie.org/en/switch_rules
Special thanks to our translators:
Traditional Chinese (zh-TW): cck168, Merci chao
Russian (ru-RU): Alexander Gvaramiya
Dutch(nl): markh van BabelZilla.org
Official site: http://fireie.org/en
Source code: https://github.com/yxl/Fire-IE
Please report issues to https://getsatisfaction.com/fireie or https://github.com/yxl/Fire-IE/issues , or contact us through the support e-mail on the right side. Translations and suggestions are also welcome.
Help translate Fire-IE through babelzilla WTS: http://www.babelzilla.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=7464
The Development Channel lets you test an experimental new version of this add-on before it's released to the general public. Once you install the development version, you will continue to get updates from this channel. To stop receiving development updates, reinstall the default version from the link above.
Caution: Development versions of this add-on have not been reviewed by Mozilla.
- Version 0.4.5b: