Today marks the release of an updated version of my Open in IE add-on for Firefox. This add-on is utilized by over 10,000 people on a daily basis to open certain sites in Internet Explorer that don’t work correctly in Firefox. I originally developed this to address my own frustrations, but I am thrilled to see that so many other people have benefited from my work.
Also, I’m happy to announce that the add-on is officially open source! While you have always been able to download the xpi file and open it up to see what’s inside, I have now posted the source code to GitHub. That means you can browse the code yourself and see how it works. Also, if there is a specific feature that you would like to see in this add-on, you can code it yourself and create a pull request to get it incorporated in the released version. Enjoy!
With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer and replacing it with a new browser named ‘Edge’. The Open in IE add-on can be made to target Edge by changing the path to IE in the options window. But to make life easier, and to keep the statistics separate, I will be publishing a new add-on that targets Edge by default. Look for this new release around the time of the Windows 10 release.