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modernize ie 6?


apreese16
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Is it at all possible to modernize (make more compatible for browsing) internet explorer 6? After doing a bit of research on msfn I found a few helpful things:

1. disable active scripting

2. disable TLS 3.0 and 2.0 and enable 1.0 (HELPED A TON!)

Is there anything else I can possibly do? Huge thanks to those who reply.

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It's not exactly what you want... but once I was able to run IE8 with the IE6 theme. I'll look into how I did it and update this post.

UPDATE: Meh. cant find anything. I did not install anything special to make this happen... I just found something on the computer... perhaps residue from an IE6 installation...this hard drive it was on was sadly wiped.

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2 hours ago, apreese16 said:

Is it at all possible to modernize (make more compatible for browsing) internet explorer 6? After doing a bit of research on msfn I found a few helpful things:

1. disable active scripting

2. disable TLS 3.0 and 2.0 and enable 1.0 (HELPED A TON!)

Is there anything else I can possibly do? Huge thanks to those who reply.

Use Chrome Frame; literally convert internet explorer 6 into Google Chrome.
https://archive.org/details/ChromeFrameArchive01

It's a bit dated (February 1, 2014) and runs on Chrome 32.0.1700.107, but should be a big step up from IE6 :)

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3 hours ago, ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said:

Use Chrome Frame; literally convert internet explorer 6 into Google Chrome.
https://archive.org/details/ChromeFrameArchive01

It's a bit dated (February 1, 2014) and runs on Chrome 32.0.1700.107, but should be a big step up from IE6 :)

how does it work? sorry im a noob. So does it keep ie6 looking the same? Or does it completely change the look of everything inside the browser?

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Just now, apreese16 said:

how does it work? sorry im a noob. So does it keep ie6 looking the same? Or does it completely change the look of everything inside the browser?

It literally patches IE6 to use the chrome engine instead. IE6 will probably look the same as seen in screenshots online


GoogleChromeFrame.png

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Another question: Is there something I can download that will just simply allow the browser to load CSS3? and or html5? I want to see how far I can go improving the original engine. And thanks for taking the time to reply!

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Just now, apreese16 said:

Another question: Is there something I can download that will just simply allow the browser to load CSS3? and or html5? I want to see how far I can go improving the original engine. And thanks for taking the time to reply!

I am unsure of the existence of other web browser plugins like Chrome Frame, sorry.

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why do you want to use IE6.  Better question is why do you want to get a virus, trojan, botnet, or something so bad that renders the computer unusable?

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10 hours ago, Destro said:

why do you want to use IE6.  Better question is why do you want to get a virus, trojan, botnet, or something so bad that renders the computer unusable?

Im using it because I just want to see how far I can get with it... its not like I would use that as a main browser, just a fun project that I want to work on.

 

On 1/26/2018 at 12:13 AM, i430VX said:

It's not exactly what you want... but once I was able to run IE8 with the IE6 theme. I'll look into how I did it and update this post.

UPDATE: Meh. cant find anything. I did not install anything special to make this happen... I just found something on the computer... perhaps residue from an IE6 installation...this hard drive it was on was sadly wiped.

Alright, its fine. The only reason Im doing this is just to see how much progress I can make with the old browser.

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look for an IE6 UA switcher.  That might help spoofing pages into thinking that youre not using ie6.  http://www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp 

http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/essentials.asp

that one says its for IE8 + but surely there is something that exists for Ie6.Insert other media

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5 hours ago, Destro said:

look for an IE6 UA switcher.  That might help spoofing pages into thinking that youre not using ie6.  http://www.enhanceie.com/ietoys/uapick.asp 

http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/essentials.asp

that one says its for IE8 + but surely there is something that exists for Ie6.Insert other media

Thanks! Ill have a look at that

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Try SlimBrowser:
https://www.slimbrowser.net/

SlimBrowser uses Internet Explorer's Trident rendering engine. I don't like using Internet Explorer, so instead I use SlimBrowser for the rare web sites that don't work right unless you're using some version of IE.

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2 hours ago, pcalvert said:

Try SlimBrowser:
https://www.slimbrowser.net/

SlimBrowser uses Internet Explorer's Trident rendering engine. I don't like using Internet Explorer, so instead I use SlimBrowser for the rare web sites that don't work right unless you're using some version of IE.

sounds cool but that kind of ruins the point of my experiment... (to modernize IE 6, not download another browser) 

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