Internet Explorer only sites

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oddone, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. oddone macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2005
    I visit a lot of sites, especially https:// sites that require internet explorer. Is there a work around this? I have multiple web browsers loaded on my mac and prefer firefox since that is what I used when I had a pc. I also have safari and Opera. With all the people in the world using mac's there has to be a way to access an explorer only site with a mac. BTW, yes I have the explore 5.something on my mac but even that does not always work!
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Do you happen to have an intel Mac? You could run IE through Windows and then you wouldn't have any problems.

    I guess you could try other browsers for OS X, but if Safari, Firefox, and Opera don't work, I doubt any others will. You could try: Camino, OmniWeb, and Netscape.

    EDIT: I had no idea what you meant by an IE only site, until I just got one. How weird.

    I assumed you meant the pages just weren't loading properly. :eek: Oh well.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    If you enable the Debug menu in Safari, you can get it to mimic other browsers. You enable this menu by closing Safari and typing the following in Terminal. :)

    % defaults write IncludeDebugMenu 1

    To turn it off again, replace the 1 at the end with a 0.
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Firefox also has this plugin which changes the user agent. This means you can pretend you are using Internet Explorer which may for the site.

    All of these may cause the site not to display correctly.

    I would also complain to the site owner, especially if it displays correctly.
  5. oddone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2005
    Thanks for the info. I tried the debug for Safari. It did not work. This may not suprise anyone but me but the biggest pains in the but are the Boy Scouts and The state department of ed. I can log into their sites using a number of different browsers but when I try to upload data and/or information I can not! I have tried view as IE in both firefox and safari to no avail. These sites also do not support the older IE for mac.

    So what is Camino and does it have similar problems with IE only pages?
  6. oddone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2005
    I downloaded and installed camino. Same issues exist. BUMMER! Camino looks nice but I think I'll stick with firefox which I have grown to love!

    BTW, No I do not have a new mac intel machine. Since I just bought this machine in the fall it will be at least 3 yrs before I buy a new one. Double Bummer!

    I wish more people would complain about stuff like this. I often feel like the only one.
  7. iYooper macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2004
    IE and websites

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but those websites that can only be accessed with IE were programmed to do that when the website was created. There is a bit of code that can be changed; right now it probably limits it to IE, but savvy website designers will take the "IE" ot of the code, and it'll work. I've seen this done.
  8. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    I've had good luck with Opera for a lot of IE only sites. I don't have many that I frequent that have this deficiency, but it has worked for me in the past.

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