06-20-2019 06:58 AM
06-20-2019 06:58 AM
I just downloaded the Edge Dev Chromium and I am trying to figure out how to use the IE mode. Any help would be great.
06-20-2019 03:17 PM
Hi Mike 🙋:male_sign:
Your wish is my command :smiling_face_with_smiling_eyes:
1st > the site you want to run in IE. Now, > ... to More tools & hit Show this page using internet explorer. Now, you will have a 2nd tab of the same site with the IE logo in front of its URL; can, now, delete the Edge tab of it and carry on using the site in IE Mode.
06-21-2019 12:31 PM - edited 06-21-2019 01:56 PM
06-21-2019 11:39 PM
06-22-2019 02:38 AM
"Actually, in my case, Dev & Canary are running in my Win10 Insider Build 18922.1000 which, is 20H1"
Home or Pro?
"Although, I would not have thought OS Version or Build # would have any bearing."
Depends on how MS is implementing it. If MS is running the IE tab in a mini-VM or sandbox to protect the system from security risks, then the OS would be involved of necessity.
If the Windows Insider tracks are given any technical information about how MS is implementing IE tabs, would you let us know and point us to the link?
06-22-2019 03:09 AM - edited 06-22-2019 03:11 AM
And, I, really, don't recall reading anything in our materials about that. I'll try to do a wee bit of research & see if I come up with anything, maybe, tomorrow, sometime.. But, odd as it sounds, maybe there is something to it... I just threw Edge Dev & Canary on my 18362.175 Win10 and have the same as you, no IE in More tools. We best make sure the Team is aware of this. Oh John, Gabriel, yoohoo, if you are seeing this, you should read it.
06-22-2019 04:06 AM
@Drew1903 "I just threw Edge Dev & Canary on my 18362.175 Win10 and have the same as you, no IE in More tools. We best make sure the Team is aware of this."
I think we can count on the fact that the Edge Team is well aware of the fact that IE in a tab requires changes to the OS, assuming that they are sentient beings.
The hint is in the error message: "Can't open this page in Internet Explorer mode. The version of Internet Explorer on this device doesn't support integration with Microsoft Edge. Updating your PC might solve the problem."
That suggests that IE in a tab requires changes to the Internet Explorer 11\" engine in the OS in order to run.
The security question remains, though: How is Microsoft implementing IE in a tab? Internet Explorer is now depreciated as a browser and instead described by Microsoft as a set of compatibility components, some of which (Silverlight, ActiveX and so on) come with inherent risks.
That's why I'm interested in how Microsoft implements. It seems to me that Microsoft would have to run IE in a tab within a mini-VM (Hyper-V lite?) or in some sort of sandbox in order to ensure reasonably levels of security for the OS and the browser. But Microsoft might be doing it another way.