The various versions of IE currently in use – between 50-60 percent of the browser market – are slow and incompatible with the new web standard, except for IE 8 that is partially compatible. As the web moves to HTML5, and begins using more advanced features that aren’t supported in older versions of Internet Explorer, users are going to have to either upgrade to IE9 (which is still in beta test ) or change to Chrome and firefox.
With Google Chrome Frame, you can:
- Start using open web technologies – like the HTML5 canvas tag – right away, even technologies that aren’t yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8.
Download Google Chrome Frame For IE From Here.
However, there is a catch: the webpage should contain a meta tag that Google Chrome Frame can detect and allow IE to use its rendering engine. The meta tag is as following:
<meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”chrome=1″>
But not every website is using this meta tag at present. So even if you have Chrome Frame installed, you can’t enjoy Google Chrome’s rendering engine on each and every site you visit. (include MostiWant, as i don’t know how many of you have installed Google Chrome Frame). In this case, you need to manually prefix the URL with “cf:” (without quotes) to activate the Chrome engine. For example, you’ll have to type cf:http://www.mostiwant.com in the IE address bar to render this site using Chrome.
Always Open Sites in Google Chrome
There is also a way to automatically open all websites inside the Google Chrome Frame without you having to type the “cf” prefix with every URL.
If you like to change that behavior to the default settings, just open your Windows Registry (start -> run -> regedit) and navigate to the following key.
Now delete the registry value that says * and Chrome Frame will become invisible again unless you manually invoke it with cf command, or the site you visit have enabled Google Chrome Frame.