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Open links in Internet Explorer via a right-click context-menu item.

Open in IE™ Gives you the ability to open any link in an Internet Explorer window from within Firefox browser.  Please check the YouTube Tutorial at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how this Addon works in your browser.  If you want to contribute to the developement of this Addon, please Fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

Some of the important features about Open in IE™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Open in IE™.

5 Reasons to Use Open in IE™

  • Right click on any link and then click on Open link in IE.

  • You can choose to open the window in private mode or normal mode (see addons options page).

  • Captures the link from any text within the page (for those link that are not like hyperlinks).

  • You can set the IE path in your PC from the options page.

  • Currently available for Firefox only


  • Internet Explorer (IE) is one of the most used browsers over the internet. It has been serving worldwide for over a decade now, since its creation in 1995. Most recently, Internet Explorer was the only internet platform used by people. However, with the development of other browsers, such as Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox, IE might have lost some of its users. However, most people who had been using this internet platform for the past few years, still see Internet Explorer as the best browser of all time. One of the reasons for this might be Internet Explorer's clear and easy to comprehend page layout and also its integration with Windows operating system. While other browsers have other advantages over Internet Explorers, users might get confused between choosing the better alternative. This is where Open in IE addon comes in handy.

    Open in IE helps people to browse over the web through IE (when it is necessary), by opening the links in an Internet Explorer page layout. This convenient add-on provides the people with a two experiences at a time. Mozilla Firefox is considered a faster internet browser, and Internet Explorer has a better layout. Open in IE is an extension which helps people to browse through Mozilla Firefox and then open links in Internet Explorer. It is a user-friendly add-on, which is easily usable by anyone with basic computing knowledge. You just have to right-click on the link and then select the 'Open in IE' option from the right-click context menu to experience an Internet Explorer page layout. You can change the settings of this add-on and can open the window in both, private and normal mode. Open in IE can capture a link from any text within the page. We would recommend this easy-to-use add-on to everyone, especially people who are fond of an Internet Explorer layout and Mozilla Firefox browsing speed. With Open in IE, you can experience both of these aspects.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Open in IE Addon?

    Open in IE is a Firefox extension to enable you open any link in a separate Internet Explorer window.

  • Can I choose to open links in an IE tab?

    No, it only opens links in a window not Firefox tab.

  • Can I choose to open links in a private window?

    Yes, you can choose to open links in private window. To do so, open the options page and click the corresponding option.

  • Does this addon has any toolbar button?

    No, this addon does not have toolbar button. The only way to access it is through context-menu item available in your right-click.

  • What happens if I click on non-link contents within a page?

    When you click on a non-link item in a page, the addon automatically extracts the link content from the item and if it cannot extract the link content, it gives you an error message that IE cannot be opened for this item.

  • Does this addon available for other browsers?

    No, currently it is only available for Firefox, but in future it may be become available for Opera and Chrome.

  • Submitting Bugs

    Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this Bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

    Comments | Reviews

    • Please note: Keep these reviews clean, and avoid the usage of derogatory or inappropriate language or terminology in references to individuals or groups based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, gender and etc. Do not submit bugs in your reviews, use the above bug-report section instead. Also, never post any personal information in these reviews.

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