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Windows 7: ChromeFrame for IE, best addon ever!

22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 
ChromeFrame for IE, best addon ever!

We all know IE have problems rendering certain pages and for those that are like me that are still sticking with it for various reasons (like we are used to it or we dont want to install another browser if OS comes with browser already) i have perfect solution.

We all know youtube started with beta HTML5 support. That lead me to this addon called ChromeFrame. This is basicaly addon that adds Chrome WebKit engine as "plugin" for IE with all benifits like HTML5, chrome javascript etc. So you dont need to run 2 browser or whatever you just install this plugin and thats it!

Link is here

ok now how to use it. Pages can support GoogleFrame and IE will automaticaly switch to it for rendering. However if/when it doesnt you simply write cf: infront of URL and you force page to render with ChromeFrame. There is also registry script (can post it if interest) in case you want to render ALL pages with ChromeFrame. This is basicaly what some people where asking for IE9... IE with WebKit!

And here is ACID3 with IE (ok technicaly its not but... )!



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22 Jan 2010   #2

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

Quote:
There is also registry script (can post it if interest) in case you want to render ALL pages with ChromeFrame.
I am interested
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

in attachment.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Force Internet Explorer to Always Use Google Chrome Frame.reg (304 Bytes, 49 views)
File Type: reg Restore Default Settings.reg (290 Bytes, 41 views)
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22 Jan 2010   #4

The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
 
 

thx SoLoR
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22 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Thanks but no thanks - IE8 went out the windows soon as I first booted up and went and got myself the real google chrome... IE8 to me just feels heavy and bloated...

Thanks anyway solar....
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22 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Thanks but no thanks - IE8 went out the windows soon as I first booted up and went and got myself the real google chrome... IE8 to me just feels heavy and bloated...
IE8 (on Windows 7 at least) had for me at least 2 BIG issues. One was IE was crashing often on certain pages, luckly none of the "pages i visit most" was among them, so i just lived with it. This problem went away in last month or two of "unoffical" updates, that updated a lot of IE components. Other issue was, rendering on some pages and this just got solved with this plugin. So for now i dont have any more "issues" that would bug me.

Also dont think i try to defend IE8 or that im big fan of IE or something like that, but generaly IE suits my needs "just fine" and have no reason to change to something else "if browser comes with OS"

Here is examples of this rendering that IE8 doesnt do well (see position of screenshot box), i dont use that page often but still:


IE8 rendering:



IE8 rendering in "compatibility mode"



IE8 rendering with ChromeFrame:
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22 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

Also another note: if you want to use flash in ChromeFrame rendered pages you also need to install Flash Plugin, ActiveX control is not enough. But thats small price to pay for such a briliant addon!
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22 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Once when Google Wave gets released to the public then more people will have it installed.
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22 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLoR View Post
IE8 (on Windows 7 at least) had for me at least 2 BIG issues. One was IE was crashing often on certain pages, luckly none of the "pages i visit most" was among them, so i just lived with it. This problem went away in last month or two of "unoffical" updates, that updated a lot of IE components. Other issue was, rendering on some pages and this just got solved with this plugin. So for now i dont have any more "issues" that would bug me.
What are these unofficial updates you speak of?
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22 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Great find SoLoR
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