IE View

Notice: I’m no longer the developer/owner of IE View. The last version I created was v1.5.1, available from the IE View Versions page at I can’t offer support on more-recent versions; please contact the new developers through the IE View addon page. The source code at github is for v1.5.1. It is MPL-licensed, forkable, and free to modify and redistribute.

IE View Lite, based on IE View, is still supported by its original developer.

IE View is a simple Firefox add-on (for Microsoft Windows users), which allows the current page or a selected link to be opened in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox 99.99% of the time, but there are those moments – particularly when testing new pages, or when viewing that rare IE-only page that’s actually interesting – when I need to see what things look like in IE.

The latest version of IE View is v1.5.1. Please visit Mozilla Add-Ons to update or install IE View.

IE View adds menu items to the page context menu, and the link context menu. Right-clicking a link now includes an “Open link target in IE” menu item. Right-clicking elsewhere in the main body of the page (not within an image, text box, etc.) gives “View this page in IE.”

You can also add sites to an “always-view-in-IE” list. These sites, when reached in Firefox, will automatically reopen in Internet Explorer. The site you are currently viewing can be added via the Firefox Tools menu, or by opening the Tools | Add-ons | IE View | Options window.


The latest version of IE View can always be found at the Mozilla Add-Ons site.

The source code for IE View can be found on github.


Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page and see if the answers you need are already there.

Report bugs (or view currently-known issues) on IE View’s github page, or drop me a line at if you have any questions.


See screenshots of IE View in action.


IE View didn’t begin, or grow, without some help.