Category: Internet Explorer

September, 2009 – Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera Market Share Goes Up; IE – Down

By | October 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

New month and we are back to Net Applications data, so let’s begin.

Not so surprisingly, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share and fell from 66.97% to 65.71%.

This time Firefox has gained 0.77 point of its market share and went up from 22.98% to 23.75%. Continue Reading

Why People are Still Using Internet Explorer 6? (Picture)

By | September 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

Ever wondered why some people are still using Internet Explorer 6? Luckily, guys at Erictric have made a nice graph, which should answer all your questions.

Real Reasons Why People Are Still Using Internet Explorer 6


Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

By | September 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 28th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Mabdul, Nox and Trygve Lie for links.

Microsoft: We Don’t Recommend Chrome Frame

By | September 25, 2009 | 4 Comments

Microsoft:According to ArsTechnica, Microsoft does not recommend IE users installing Google Chrome Frame plugin due to security issues.

One of the Microsoft spokesperson said:

“Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”

Even though additional plugins can increase potential risk, developer Jim Ray has clarified some of the security concerns. Continue Reading

Google Brings Chrome Rendering Engine to Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8

By | September 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google Brings Chrome Rendering Engine to Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8In an effort to help developers build rich web apps, Google has released a plug-in for Internet Explorer.

Here’s what Google says about it:

Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. With Google Chrome Frame, you can:

Start using open web technologies – like the HTML5 canvas tag – right away, even technologies that aren’t yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.

Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

By | September 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

Thanks to Nox and Shane Bundy for links.

Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6 Spell-check

By | September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are using Internet Explorer web browser and can’t find any good spell checkers, try ieSpell. The following extensions spell-checks text-input boxes on a Web page.

However, it should be noted that ieSpell does not check text as you type (not inline spell checker).

If you are experiencing any issues with it (such as “Automation server can’t create object” error), consider IE7Pro add-on or Google Toolbar as well.

Download ieSpell.

IE Program Manager Endorses HTML 5 Multimedia Tags

By | September 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

IE Program Manager Endorses HTML 5 Multimedia TagsArsTechnica writes:

A program manager on the Internet Explorer team has joined the HTML 5 revision process and has provided feedback on behalf of Microsoft. In a message to the W3C mailing list, he revealed that Microsoft supports including the video and audio elements in the specification.


Weekly Browsers Recap, September 14th

By | September 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 14th

Battery Life: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 2 vs. Opera 9 and 10 vs. Safari 4

By | September 12, 2009 | 10 Comments

Now here is something completely different. Guys at AnandTech has decided to find out, how web browser affects battery life.

They have tested the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox + AdBlock
Chrome 2
Opera 9.64
Opera 10 Beta 3
Safari 4 Continue Reading