IE View WE

IE View WE

Provides ability to open pages and links by Internet Explorer (Cloned IE View based on WebExtensions-based)

What is IE View WE?
"IE View WE" is a cloned version of the well-known old add-on "IE View", designed to work on Firefox 57 and later. The add-on requires its own binary module and installation of the native messaging host. It grants users the ability to open web pages and links in Internet Explorer directly from Firefox. It also supports managed storage to provide fixed configs by the system administrator, and the ability to read preferences from MCD's configuration file.
Rating: 4.30 (74)
Version: 1.6.6 (Last updated: 2022-08-23)
Creation date: 2017-09-07
Weekly download count: 372
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
  • storage
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 40.98K
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This is a cloned version of an well-known ancient addon "IE View", based on WebExtensions APIs. This works on Firefox 57 and later also, but requires its own binary module. Before you install this to your Firefox, you need to install the native messaging host by these steps:

  1. Download the MSI suitable for your environment's architecture, or a zip package "" from
  2. If you've downloaded an MSI, run it to install. Otherwise, unzip the downloaded file and double-click the batch file named "install.bat".
  3. Install this "IE View WE" Firefox addon.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The list of URLs which should be opened by IE is not compatible to the legacy version's one. You need to rewrite them based on the matching pattern spec for Firefox addons. For example:"" => "*" (note that the added wild card to match any page under the domain.)

For business use, this addon supports managed storage (Firefox 57 and later) to provide fixed configs by the system administrator. See also storage.managed and the sample manifest file.

Moreover , this includes ability to read preferences from MCD's configuration file. If your MCD configuration file includes definitions of following preferences, they are automatically imported:

  • "extensions.ieview.ieapp" (String, path to IE's executable file)
  • "extensions.ieview.ieargs" (String, extra arguments for IE)
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  • Very useful to avoid multitabs mechanism when such as feat does not run in legacy pages.
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Risk impact

IE View WE is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install IE View WE if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

IE View WE has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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