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How to use Internet Explorer as an extension in Google ChromeUpdated a year ago

How to use Internet Explorer as an extension in Google Chrome

Internet Explorer has mostly faded from the forefront of peoples minds now; the world has gladly moved on for a plethora of reasons and even Microsoft has abandoned it, switching to the Chromium-based Edge browser. 

However, in the CCTV and wildlife camera world, Internet Explorer clings to life! It is the only compatible browser for the web interface of many recorders and IP cameras currently being sold, including major brands like Hikvision and our own in-house Green Feathers IP cameras.

Thankfully, there is a wonderful Chrome extension which allows you to run an Internet Explorer window within Google Chrome, allowing you to at least stick to only one browser (if you are a Chrome user).

You will need a Windows computer with Google Chrome installed. 

To download the IE Tab extension go to this page and click 'Add to Chrome', then 'Add Extension':

The icon may be hidden initially, so click on the extensions button at the top right of Chrome and click on the pin icon next to 'IE Tab' to pin it to the task bar:

Click on the IE Tab icon on the task bar to start the extension for the first time. You will be taken to a page that looks like below; you will need to install the 'ietabhelper.exe' file to continue:

Once that is installed, you can just click on the icon at any time to open an IE window inside Chrome. Remember to enter the web address in the address bar created below the standard Chrome address bar:

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