Monday, June 10, 2013

Access "Internet Explorer only" sites / pages with Google Chrome in four easy steps

So there you are, you've gone to a site to fill a form or access some information or see some animation and the site tells you, "This site can only be viewed / accessed with Internet Explorer" (or a similar message).
No need to worry, Google Chrome has an add-on that will let you access the page in fully functional fashion. Here are the steps.
  1. Using Google Chrome, mosey over to the Google Chrome IE Tab download section
  2. Click the "+Add to Chrome" long blue button
  3. Click the "Add" button in the dialog box that opens and let the add-on download
  4. It will add an IE icon to the Chrome menu bar (extreme right). Open the IE-only website IN GOOGLE CHROME, then click the IE icon.
That's it, the site/form/thingamajig will open and let you do what you need to do.

CAUTION: Opening the site using the Chrome add-on does not eliminate IE's security risks. Opening the site via this add-on is the same as opening the site using IE's latest browser, risks included.