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Use Google Chrome in Internet explorer with Google Frame

Use Google Chrome in Internet explorer with Google Frame


Google Chrome Frame is an early-stage open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome’s open web technologies and speedy #JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer. 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.

What is even more clever is that thanks to a special embedded tags in your html body, you can propose to your visitor to install this plugin, and thus increase market share of Google chrome. That’s a direct hit at Microsoft domination plans 🙂 (we own the file format, and runtime environment)


<body> <script type="text/javascript"  src=""> </script>   <div id="placeholder"></div>  <script>  CFInstall.check({     node: "placeholder",     destination: ""   }); </script> </body>

Adding this tag in <head> section of your blog is for users running Internet Explorer with Google Chrome Frame installed. This will automatically render yours pages with Google Chrome Frame instead of IE.

 <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1">

After that, you can visit any site and render it with Google frame by appending cf: to any http:// url’s,


Personally I will stick to Firefox/Chrome/Opera and use them when it make sense.

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About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.