Download Google Chrome Frame For IE: Chrome performance for IE users

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.

Your may be using older versions of Internet Explorer, and not willing to update the browser or change for one reason or another. Now, you have another option, Google is offering Internet Explorer users the chance to start using latest open web technologies and experience Chrome levels of speed when it comes to JavaScript execution with Google Chrome Frame. Google Chrome Frame is a free Browser plug-in that uses Google Chrome to render the pages that include a required tag.  For users, installing Google Chrome Frame will allow them to seamlessly enjoy modern web apps at blazing speeds, through the familiar interface of the version of IE that they are currently using.

Chrome Frame is now out of beta and can be installed if you use Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8.According to tests run by Computerworld, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) was 9.6 times faster than IE8 on its own. Computerworld ran the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark suite three times each for IE8 with Chrome Frame, and IE8 without the plug-in, then averaged the scores.

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.
  – Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive.

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.

Download this chrome-frame.reg file and double click it. This will add a new entry in your Windows registry forcing IE to render all web pages with Chrome.

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.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\ChromeFrame\OptInUrls
Force IE to render all web pages with Chrome. back to the default setting

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.