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Another browser with Active X?


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i was wondering if there were any free browsers that use Active X other than IE, i want to do some online scans and my IE is messed up right now :s
i remember seeing one mentioned here a couple of years ago.. but i couldent find it

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You have a choice to use Firefox with the IE extension or use Maxthon that uses the IE engine.

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Major Payne is right. Options very limited because ActiveX is a Microsoft technology so naturally it's part of Microsoft's browser. The reason other standalone browsers don't have it is because (1) Microsoft created it, and (2) ActiveX is bad for security, which makes competing browser's safer. Maxthon is basically IE with a different interface so it might not work if your IE is messed up really bad to the point that it won't run.

Edited by pip22, 13 July 2007 - 12:26 PM.

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The main issue is most other shells that claim to be standalone actually use Internet Explorer as their backbone. Therefore if your Internet Explorer doesn't work, then your only real solution apart from wiping the computer and starting again is to use Firefox or Opera or Safari. None of these support ActiveX Technology. I believe Firefox with the "IE Tab" extension is also dependent on a working Internet Explorer.
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thanks :whistling: my IE isnt that messed up, it runs but its really chunky kinda hard to explain, but maxthon works fine :blink: thanks
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