Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Grunze, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Grunze macrumors regular

    Grunze

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    Hi,

    I know Internet Explorer is extinct for mac, but does anyone know how I can get hold of an older version?

    I need it to run web-based program that can only work in IE.

    Thanks!
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Unless the web-based app specifically mentions the old IE for Mac (5.2) there's no guarantee that'll work either. There's plenty of IE-only stuff that didn't work for IE for Mac either.
     
  3. Kankki macrumors regular

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    There is plugins for Firefox that makes the webapge think you're using IE. It's called User Agent Switcher or something.
     
  4. kflook macrumors member

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    I have it.

    I have the old 5.2.3 installer on a disc. I can transfer it to you if you'd like.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    You can get it here. But as others have said, when site say they require Internet Explorer, they frequently mean the Windows version. The Mac version is completely different and often won't work.

    If they're simply doing a browser check you can often change the user agent to fool the site into thinking you're using Windows Internet Explorer. In Safari, you need to enable the Debug menu to allow you to access the "User Agent" options.
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that only works on Windows.

    Also, I've read the reason that some pages only work in IE is because of ActiveX, which the Mac IE lacks anyway. You're better off using a virtual Windows or Boot Camp to test it.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    I greatly recommend Crossover for a more recent IE version...
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    You are thinking of ieTab, which is windows only, changing your user agent should be multi-platform.
     
  9. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, that was the one I was thinking of. Oops. :rolleyes:
     
  10. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    what about this?
     

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    how do you go into debug mode? or get the debug on your menu bar??
     
  12. MacAttack2020 macrumors newbie

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    All I want is IE to work

    I've been trying to install IE for free on line but can not seem to launch it. Am a newbie that needs a lot of help!!
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Can you provide more details about what's going wrong? You can still download it from the link I posted above, and then you just run in the installer. It should work fine on every OS up to and including Leopard.

    The other question is whether you really need it...it's horribly outdated, a security risk, and you can almost always find another, better browser that will work for whatever you're doing.
     

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