IE Tab

IE Tab

Display web pages using IE within Edge. Use Java, Silverlight, ActiveX, Sharepoint, and more.

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What is IE Tab?

IE Tab is a very popular Edge add-on by Blackfish Software, LLC. This add-on has 1,706,358 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.90, and is most similar to SimpRead - Reader View and Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder. The latest version,, was updated 2 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.90 (64)
Version: (Last updated: 2023-01-31)
Creation date: 2021-01-13
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • nativeMessaging
  • cookies
  • downloads
  • <all_urls>
Size: 932.94K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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IE Tab
IE Tab (v16.1.30.1)
18,930 6,147,489
Not available on Firefox
Display web pages using IE within Edge. Use Java, Silverlight, ActiveX, Sharepoint, and more.  

** NOTE: Fully supported after IE EOL on June 15, 2022 **

IE Tab exactly emulates IE by using the IE rendering engine directly within Edge.  This will enable you to use ActiveX controls and test your web pages with different versions of IE (IE 7-11).


* 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
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Risk impact

IE Tab requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install IE Tab if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

IE Tab has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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