I thought my computer had really slowed down, it turns out part of the problem was Internet Explorer. I have started to use Google Chrome and can’t believe how much faster it is than Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, my local MLS websites are not compatible with Google Chrome. Google Chrome extensions to the rescue! There is an IE Tab extension that allows you to use Google Chrome and view web pages in an IE tab.
Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer for local files (i.e. file//URLs).
Step 1. Download the beta channel of Google Chrome. You can find the latest version of Google Chrome Here. Google Chrome Beta requires Windows Vista/XP SP2+.
Step 2. Find the IE Tab extension and click install.
That is all there is to it. The extension is now installed.
Clicking the small folder with the IE logo on it will launch the IE Tab address bar where you can type in the web address you want to be opened with Internet Explorer. Now you can view web pages in IE without leaving Google Chrome!
There are a lot of great Google Chrome extensions. All of the extensions can be found here.
There is a similar extension for Firefox that allows you to view webpages with IE without leaving Firefox. You can find the IE Tab extension for Firefox Here.
Posted by Bryan McDonald (Follow me on Twitter)