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In need of a FireFox add-on to support IE

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    Minh

    Any one knows of a FireFox add-on that gives me an "Open w/ IE" option on links? Because sometimes I just need to use IE, and launching IE & dragging the URL over is a bit annoying.

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    Maurits
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    Michael Griffiths

    Here: http://ieview.mozdev.org/

    Orbit86 wrote:
    why would firefox dev support IE?


    ..............huh?

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    Cairo

    Minh wrote:
    Any one knows of a FireFox add-on that gives me an "Open w/ IE" option on links? Because sometimes I just need to use IE, and launching IE & dragging the URL over is a bit annoying.


    There's an "IE View" extension available. it adds an "open link target in IE" option to context menus.

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    It also adds an "always view this page in IE" preference.

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    Look, interoperability and cooperation. Nice, eh?



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    Cairo

    Orbit86 wrote:
    why would firefox dev support IE?

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    W3bbo

    What would be better, was if there was an extension that let you replace Gecko with Trident inside any given tab.

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    Maurits

    Orbit86 wrote:
    why would firefox dev support IE?


    It's hard to ignore an 800-lb gorilla when he's sitting on your chest.

    BTW, is there an IE add-on to allow opening a link in Firefox? *crickets*

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    Sven Groot

    Maurits wrote:
    Orbit86 wrote: why would firefox dev support IE?


    It's hard to ignore an 800-lb gorilla when he's sitting on your chest.

    BTW, is there an IE add-on to allow opening a link in Firefox? *crickets*

    That could be written fairly easily.

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    Cairo

    W3bbo wrote:
    What would be better, was if there was an extension that let you replace Gecko with Trident inside any given tab.


    ... stupid post-deleting rich text control ...

    Anyhoo, I was saying that pluggable renderers in Firefox could be useful, and that it would be nice if IE would do the same.

    I then asked DMassy if there was any hope of that being supported in IE, and went on to talk about a Gecko ActiveX control possibly being useful if there's no official pluggable renderer support from Microsoft.

    Then, I remarked that it would be nice for Firefox and IE to both play the interoperability game.


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    Minh

    Maurits wrote:




    Waahhhh..... (extreme peace & joy)

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    Maurits

    Sven Groot wrote:
    That could be written fairly easily.


    Hmm... I'll look into that.

    EDIT: MSDN article on adding entries to IE context menu

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    Sven Groot

    Maurits wrote:
    Sven Groot wrote: That could be written fairly easily.



    Hmm... I'll look into that.


    I just checked, and it can be done the way I thought it could:
    Step 1:
    Create an HTML file with the following content:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
        <head>
            <title>WebImageViewer 2005 redirector page</title>
            <script type="text/javascript">
               var shell = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
               // replace with actual path to firefox
               shell.Exec("C:\\Program Files\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe " + window.external.menuArguments.event.srcElement);
            </script>   
        </head>
        <body>
        </body>
    </html>

    Step 2:
    Add the following to the registry (adding in the proper path of course):

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Open in &Firefox]
    @="path_to_the_html_file.html"
    "Contexts"=dword:00000020



    That's it. Who says you can't extend IE? Wink

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    Maurits

    Very nice... you've inspired me
    I've formalized an Open in Default Browser IE add-on and uploaded it to Sandbox

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    JChung2006

    I would prefer IE being IE and Firefox being Firefox.  This blending of identity for the greater good of "interoperability" just seems too ridiculous to me.

    Heck, it seems like everything is going that way though.  Next-generation Intel chips pretending to be x86 Intel chips for backwards compatibility; virtual this, that, and the other thing; and nobody confident enough to be the best they can be and hedging their bets by being a crummy copy of everybody else.

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    NetRyder

    Sven Groot wrote:
    That's it. Who says you can't extend IE?


    I added some custom items to my IE7 context-menu a few weeks ago as well:

    Copy Image Location
    Open Link in Firefox
    Highlight and Search

    Smiley

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    NeoTOM

    NetRyder wrote:
    Sven Groot wrote:
    That's it. Who says you can't extend IE?


    I added some custom items to my IE7 context-menu a few weeks ago as well:

    Copy Image Location




    If I knew how to port that to a VBScript using Sven's extension template, I totally would.

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