IE Tab chrome extension

IE Tab
Display web pages using IE within Chrome. Use Java, Silverlight, ActiveX, Sharepoint, and more.
4.34 Based on 18,878 user rates

What is IE Tab?

IE Tab is a tab manager extension for chrome. also, it is browser manager extension. it's a free extension and is featured in Productivity, it has 5,000,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 4.34 from 18,878 rated user, last update is 83 days ago.

What’s new in version

                IE Tab exactly emulates Internet Explorer, and enables you to load your web pages with different versions of IE (IE7 - IE11)


Please note that IE Tab for Windows does require the use of a separate executable, ietabhelper.exe.  You can read more about that in the FAQ below.

A license is required for non-personal use of all versions of IE Tab, and IE Tab Enterprise has more strict license enforcement.


* Create a list of URLs that will automatically open in IE Tab

* Group Policy support for enterprise deployments

* Securely use the old IE rendering engine

* Edit Sharepoint documents instead of opening read-only

* Use Java, Silverlight, and ActiveX in Chrome seamlessly


1. Why do I have to install ietabhelper.exe?

IE Tab uses the Internet Explorer rendering engine. This rendering engine can't be directly accessed from a Chrome extension, so we need a helper process to talk between the Chrome extension and the rendering engine. 

2. Did IE Tab always require this extra program?

No. Chrome used to support a technology called NPAPI (the Netscape Plugin API) which allowed extensions to access local computer resources. IE Tab used to use that functionality to access the Internet Explorer rendering engine. But Chrome removed NPAPI support, so we were forced to implement a new solution, and that solution requires a separate helper executable. From a technical standpoint, the only real change is that our code moved from an NPAPI .DLL file to a helper .EXE file. 

3. Is the IE Tab Helper application safe?

Absolutely! IE Tab has always used native code, and we have always treated the security of our 2+ million users very seriously. So you can rest assured that this helper executable is secure and trustworthy. 

4. I'm an enterprise customer, how do I deploy the IE Tab Helper automatically?

We have enterprise deployment options, please contact us at [email protected] for details. 

The Privacy Policy for the IE Tab extension can be found here:            

How to install IE Tab?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of IE Tab

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version:
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Saturday, November 12th, 2022
  • Author: Blackfish Software

IE Tab Available languages:

English (United States).


  • What about others talk about ie tab chrome extension?

    74% user give 5-star rating, 5% user give 4-star rating, 3% user give 3-star rating, 2% user give 2-star rating, 16% user give 1-star rating. Read reviews of ie tab

  • How could i get help if there is something wrong with ie tab chrome extension?

    You could find more help information from ie tab support page.

  • How could i contact the developer of ie tab chrome extension?

    You could send emails to publisher, or check publisher's website.

  • What are the required permissions for extensions?

    • tabs
    • contextMenus
    • webRequest
    • webRequestBlocking
    • nativeMessaging
    • cookies
    • <all_urls>
    • downloads

    More about manifest_file of ie tab.

  • How could i report abuse of ie tab chrome extension?

    You could click to report abuse of ie tab.

Reviews of ie tab:

Michael Schulte December 4th, 2022
Michael Schulte

Keep getting IE Tab popup windows. Uninstalled.

Bastiar November 30th, 2022

Good job

Robert Moskal November 19th, 2022
Robert Moskal

works like a charm

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