open websites that require IE on a Mac
Despite the popularity of Chrome and Safari, there are still some websites reqiure Internet Explorer(IE). So you may need to open some IE only websites with your Mac.
Here are two ways to open those IE only websites on your Mac.
Approach 1: Safari Develop Option
- Open Safari on the Mac
- Go to the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences” and then go to the “Advanced” tab and check the box for “Show Develop menu in menu bar” then close out of Preferences
- Now pull down the Develop menu and go to “User Agent” and select one of the following versions of Internet Explorer to mimic:
- Internet Explorer 11
- Internet Explorer 10
- Internet Explorer 9
- Internet Explorer 8
- Internet Explorer 7
- Microsoft Edge
On the latest MacOS(MacOS Catalina), Mac has removed previous IE options:
We need to specify User Agent for IE by ourselves. We can choose Other option here.
Here are some exmaples:
|Internet Explorer 11.0||Mozilla/5.0 (compatible, MSIE 11, Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko|
|Internet Explorer 10.6||Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.6; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0; InfoPath.2; SLCC1; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) 3gpp-gba UNTRUSTED/1.0|
|Internet Explorer 10.0||Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 7.0; InfoPath.3; .NET CLR 3.1.40767; Trident/6.0; en-IN)|
|Internet Explorer 9.0||Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; MSIE 9.0; WIndows NT 9.0; en-US))|
|Internet Explorer 8.0||Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; GTB7.4; InfoPath.2; SV1; .NET CLR 3.3.69573; WOW64; en-US)|
|Internet Explorer 7.0||Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; en-US)|
Approach 2: IE Tab
IE Tab is a chrome extension that enble you to open IE only websites on chrome, including chrome on Mac.
After installation, you can open IE only websites on your chrome by clicking this ‘e‘ button:
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How to open websites that require IE on a Mac
Open Safari on the Mac
Open Safari on the Mac
Show Develop option in Safari menu bar
Go to the “Safari” menu and choose “Preferences” and then go to the “Advanced” tab and check the box for “Show Develop menu in menu bar” then close out of Preferences
Set User Agent
Now pull down the Develop menu and go to “User Agent” and select one of the following versions of Internet Explorer to mimic:
Internet Explorer 11
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 7