Personalise the web browser through the Internet Explorer Gallery
Q You often talk about installing this, that or the other add-on for Firefox or Chrome but you never seem to mention Internet Explorer (IE). I wonder why this is, because everyone I know still uses Internet Explorer and I assume that we are not alone?
A You are not alone, though IE’s share of the browser market continues its downward trajectory – at the last count, its share had slipped fractionally below that of Chrome (32.1 per cent versus 32.4 per cent, with Firefox 25.5 per cent as of June 2012).
When it comes to add-ons IE is hardly awash with them. The trouble is that Firefox attracted the attention of add-on developers at a time when Microsoft had little interest in such things. When Chrome came along, the story was largely unchanged – so between them, Firefox and Chrome pretty much stitched up the market for interesting and useful add-ons.
The most recent editions of IE can be augmented with add-ons but the selection is paltry. To see what is on offer, visit the Internet Explorer Gallery. If anything takes your fancy, click the Add to Internet Explorer button and follow the prompts.
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