More options to Windows Users - Firefox with IE control

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Alexandre Gomes, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

One of the things I hate the most is to find a page that only opens in IE. Some
because of bugs, others because of plugins etc...
Since Firefox is very extensible I think that instead of like some plugins that
offers the option to open a page in IE, Firefox should have a option to replace
in one tab the mozilla control by the mshtml control. This way we would never
need to open IE and we could bookmark, block popups, etc... into firefox.
Additionaly this could be very useful to Evangilization projects. If there was a
option (like the popups allow) to mark a page to open in IE-mode, firefox could
upload that to an envagilization project so they can take care of it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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there is an extension for it, don't know the name though.

Comment 2

13 years ago
IE View
http://update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=35
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 3

13 years ago
Like I said, I do not wish this extension. I used it already. My suggestion is
to open the page within firefox, in a tab, but instead of rendering with
mozilla, to render with the IE control. This way that would look just like we
never left firefox.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 4

13 years ago
That's the funiest thing I've ever read here.

Reporter: do you know what "bad support to standards" and  "take back the web"
mean? It really doesn't mean "keep it the way it is now"...

What you are asking is to replace an existing dictature using an apparent
democracy who would delegate its work to the underlying same dictature. Think
about it...

Comment 5

13 years ago
A capital idea. Why not just save ourselves the compatibility hassles and
implement ActiveX?

->invalid
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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