How to use Internet Explorer in Windows 11

Internet Explorer was once, for a few years at least, the world’s favorite web browser. However, Firefox and then Google Chrome came along which knocked IE out of its place. Internet Explorer struggled to compete with those browsers, and Microsoft eventually removed IE from Windows 11 and stopped supporting it entirely in 2022.

So, it’s safe to say that Internet Explorer is now a dead duck. However, you can still surf the web with Internet Explorer in Windows 11, and here’s how.

How to open Internet Explorer from the Manage Add-ons window

The Internet Properties window includes the settings with which users have modified IE. There you can press the button that will bring up the Manage Internet Explorer Add-ons window.

Here’s the trick, though; A link to a Microsoft page within the Manage Add-ons window opens Internet Explorer under Windows 11. As such, here’s how to access this Internet Explorer link in Windows 11:

  1. First, run Run (File win over + R The key combination is the quickest way to release it.)
  2. After that, the input inetcpl.cpl in the Run command box.
  3. click yes Displays the Internet Properties window.
  4. select file Software tab.
  5. Click on Manage Add-ons button.

  6. Then click File Learn more about toolbars and extensions link, and you will be greeted with Internet Explorer!

The Manage Add-ons in Internet Explorer 11 page will open within the IE browser. This page includes a notice telling users that Microsoft has discontinued support for IE. tap on new tab A button to display the new tab page in Explorer. Then, you can browse in Internet Explorer by entering website addresses into the URL bar.

How to open Internet Explorer using a desktop shortcut

The Toolbars and Extensions link in the Add-ons Manager can be thought of as an unclosed loop hole for opening IE in Windows 11, which Microsoft may someday remove. However, you can always open Internet Explorer by setting up a VBS file that runs that browser.

You can setup such a file in Notepad like this:

  1. click start> All appsand select Notepad text editor from the list.
  2. Select the text of this VBS file, and press control + c keys at the same time to copy:
  3. click release And the paste in Notepad to add the copied VBS code to a text document.

  4. Choose a file And that list Save as Selection.

  5. Click somewhere on a file Save as Type dropdown list to select a file all files Adjust.
  6. Writes Internet Explorer.vbs in the File name text box in the Save As window.
  7. Specify a folder in which to save the Internet Explorer.vbs file.
  8. click Memorizes To add the file to the chosen folder.

  9. Close the Notepad window.

When you double-click on this Internet Explorer.vbs file, your browser will open.

How to make a custom shortcut for Internet Explorer

You can now add a shortcut of the new VBS file to your desktop. Right-click Internet Explorer.vbs to select Show more options > send me. Choose desktop to send it there. You will then be able to open IE by double-clicking the Internet Explorer.vbs shortcut on your desktop.

To make this shortcut more recognizable, add the Internet Explorer icon. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut to select Properties. select file change icon Selection. Enter the path C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe in the Search for files box. Then select the Internet Explorer icon, click yesand select Progressing.

Or you can find various Internet Explorer alternative icons on a file IconArchive موقع. Writing internet browser In the Icon Archive search box, you will find plenty of matching icons. Select the IE icon from the search results and click the ICO button to download.

You can add a downloaded icon to the VBS desktop shortcut in the same way. click browse in the Change Code window. Select the ICO file in the folder it was downloaded to, and click Change Icon Window to open button. the pressure yes > Progressing It will add the custom icon to the Internet Explorer shortcut.

How to Emulate Internet Explorer with the IE Tab Browser Extension

IE Tab is an extension for Google Chrome and Edge that emulates Internet Explorer within the browser. This extension allows users to take advantage of the benefits of Internet Explorer without actually having to open the browser.

It’s a useful extension for viewing old web pages with old Java and Silverlight applications, some of which are so old that only Internet Explorer can display them correctly. This is how you can simulate Internet Explorer in Edge and Chrome using IE Tab:

  1. open the IE tab page In Edge or Chrome.
  2. select file add to chrome button on the IE tab page.
  3. click add attachment For confirmation.
  4. Open a webpage that you want to view using the Internet Explorer browsing engine.
  5. Click Edge or Chrome’s Accessories Button (jigsaw icon).

  6. Then click File IE tab Extension to display the opened page in the Explorer browsing engine.
  7. You’ll see a new website address bar at the top of the pages when browsing in IE Tab mode. There you can enter the URLs of other web pages to open and view them using the IE engine.

To access the extension options, tap Change default URLs button on the IE Tab’s address bar. Pressing this button will bring up a file IE Tab Options The tab where you can select different compatibility modes ranging from IE 7 standards to IE 11. Since Internet Explorer 11 is the latest version of the browser, it is best to select a file IE 11 standards setting Selection.

This extension also has an Auto URL feature that enables users to set specific pages to open automatically in IE Tab. To set pages to open automatically in IE mode, select File Activate automatic URLs checkbox on the extension settings tab; Enter the full URL (including HTTPS) of a webpage to open it automatically in the IE tab inside the Auto URL box, and click Add Selection. Also make sure that the added URLs include a forward slash (/) at its end.

Rediscover Internet Explorer in Windows 11

So, this is how you can rediscover Microsoft’s old web browser in Windows 11. Internet Explorer may be out of date, but there are still good reasons to use it in Windows 11. For example, Internet Explorer has better compatibility with websites The old web is more like him. Chrome. Since it’s one of the few browsers that still supports ActiveX, IE also works better with SharePoint.

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