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  • Chance Tolbert Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to Mary1221)

    get the Opera browser  www.opera.com    here is how to use it,  when you go to a website,  that needs IE   right click on the page and go to  edit site preferences   a window will open and go to network,     at the bottom it should have a spot that says identify browser or browser identification   and select identify as internet explorer   or mask as internet explorer

  • zlifer Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Paul_31)

    paul's recommended solution didn't work for me . . . .  looking for a way to play wma audiobooks on my ipod. the "overdrive" software is clunky, unfriendly, and not intuitive.  around 90% of the audiobooks in my library's extensive collection are wma formatted.  overdrive says they can be played on an ipod, but not downloaded to one (or to a mac).  like many others, i'm not putting windows on my computer!!!

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    Dec 2, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to Paul_31)

    Paul!

     

    You're wonderful! This worked & now I can take the online course that required IE!

     

    Thanks!

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,165 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to DLWetherbee)

    Great - I hope it continues to work. I gather that it's a bit hit and miss as regards reliability.

    If it turns out to be that way I did spot this tip recently that may provide another way, although I've not tried it myself: http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/04/internet-explorer-for-mac-ie7-ie8-ie-9-free/

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to Paul_31)

    Paul_31 wrote:

     

    Great - I hope it continues to work. I gather that it's a bit hit and miss as regards reliability.

    If it turns out to be that way I did spot this tip recently that may provide another way, although I've not tried it myself: http://osxdaily.com/2011/09/04/internet-explorer-for-mac-ie7-ie8-ie-9-free/

    This is the same 'install Windows in Virtual Box' tip, (posted earlier by varjak paw) it is simpler (much) than using Boot Camp and is free (except for the copy of Windows needed) any recent version of Windows will work.

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,165 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Maybe so, but the link spells out how to achieve it. Hopefully it won't be required and the spoof mode will continue to work for DLWetherbee.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Paul_31)

    Paul_31 wrote:

     

    Maybe so, but the link spells out how to achieve it. Hopefully it won't be required and the spoof mode will continue to work for DLWetherbee.

    Probably will for that particular site, may not on another however, and as you can see, others in this post tried the same method and it failed.

     

    VBox is simple to install and reliable in use, it would be my general recommendation, it has already been suggested 3 times in this post by other contributers, thanks for reinforcing the suggestion.

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,165 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Fair comment. Just to conclude my contribution to this thread, I know you are skeptical of the emulation suggestion - you told me so on page one - nevertheless, it's interesting how it works for some and not others. I wonder why .

    I'll continue suggesting it on threads such as this but with the caveat that it's a possible workaround.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to Paul_31)

    Paul_31 wrote:

     

    Fair comment. Just to conclude my contribution to this thread, I know you are skeptical of the emulation suggestion - you told me so on page one - nevertheless, it's interesting how it works for some and not others. I wonder why .

    I'll continue suggesting it on threads such as this but with the caveat that it's a possible workaround.

    I have no real issues with emulation, with one caveat, if you need fast graphics a VM is not the way to go. Other than that the VM route has every advantage, space utilization, backup, ability to run alongside OSX rather than instead of, etc etc. I no longer use Boot Camp at all, virtual machines are superior in all respects for most users (especially the non-gamers)

  • DLWetherbee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to DLWetherbee)

    I have a new MacBook Pro...wonder if that's the reason this works for me.

     

    Thanks!

  • xmeromotu Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to Mary1221)

    Fact is that we may see more of this "IE only" or even "Chrome only" as MS and Google vie for supremacy on web-based computing. Therefore, this discussion is NOT "ten years out of date" as one poster asserted. In fact, we just bought a brand new firewall that requires IE for remote logins. I am only one of two employees that uses OS X as a primary platform at home, so it's not a huge problem, but the other employee does not even have an old Windows box to remote from.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Any government agency that limits itself to Internet Explorer compatibility is violating at least in the U.S. a very important accessibility guideline known as http://www.section508.gov/   If you find a website that only works with Explorer that gets Federal Funding, please let the webmaster they need to be compatible with more browsers because of Section 508 accessibility rules.   Secondly http://www.anybrowser.org/ is out there for anyone who wants to learn to make a platform agnostic website.     Thirdly you can report to Section 508 any website not in compliance that should be.  Lastly, here is an interesting facet: 

     

    Windows XP only supports up to I.E. 8.

    Many government agencies still have Windows XP.  The one I work for still is stuck with it because of software that doesn't work in 7 or later.

    I.E. 9 and later are the first to support HTML 5 on I.E.

    Microsoft abandoning Flash and Silverlight for HTML5

    Basically the last link says XP users are stuck without a direct path for developing for Windows 8, unless we use some other common language.

     

    Which brings us back to HTML4 and earlier.  That is still unfortunately the one and only common language, until everyone can afford to upgrade.

  • BlackForrest Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to Silly rabbit)

    Chrome is fast but buggy. IE is terrible and the only reason I can think of using it is for Microsoft IT-Academy. My personal preference is Mozilla it has tons of great add-ons and extensions, plus you can volunteer to help make it better with an open-source-like ability.

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    Apr 13, 2013 2:02 PM (in response to a brody)

    Section 508 does not apply to websites that receive Federal funding, only Federal agencies or those under Federal contract.  Also, only being compatible with one browser does not equate to "inaccessible to people with disabilities"....I HAVE a child with a disability so I am QUITE familiar with disability law...

     

    My employer also only allows access through IE and I have been unable to find a way around it. Looks like I'll have to resurrect my dinosaur Dell 1705 to do so.....NOT looking forward to that!!!

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Apr 13, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to kparry)

    Did you try faking the user agent on your web browser.  Safari supports that through the Develop menu.  Often that lets you in websites that otherwise won't let Safari browse.

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