Open in IE

Open in IE

Open current page or link in Microsoft Internet Explorer browser

Open in IE
What is Open in IE?
Open in IE is a Firefox extension that cybernates your browsing activities between Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. If IE is already open, this extension opens a new link in a new tab. If not, it launches a new IE window. It becomes easier to switch between browsers without manual hassle of copy-pasting links. Supports managed storage and can be configured by an administrator.
Rating: 3.63 (83)
Version: 0.3.3 (Last updated: 2023-10-03)
Creation date: 2016-12-06
Weekly download count: 616
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 76.16K
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This extension is the WebExtension implementation of "Open in IE" opens the current tab or links in Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Using this extension you can send links to Internet Explorer without the need to manually copy and paste links.

If an Internet Explorer instance is already opened, then link is opened in a new browser tab, however, if Internet Explorer is not opened, a new Internet Explorer window is opened.


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  1. For this extension to open links in Internet Explorer browser you will need to install a minimal native client. The instruction to install the native client is displayed once a link opening is requested.
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  • opens selected tab in internet explorer window
  • does not bypass organisational restrictions on using iexplore
  • may require installing potentially dodgy software
Most mentioned
  • does not work anymore
  • bug recently
  • closes IE when closing Firefox tab
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Risk impact

Open in IE 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 Open in IE if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Open in IE is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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