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    Internet Explorer 8 and 7 simultaneously?

    Is it possible to run them in the same OS both versions of IE? (without using a virtual machine)

    Thanks!

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    Follow: @AlexDawsonUK silver trophybronze trophy AlexDawson's Avatar
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    Yes, you require a program such as the below...

    http://www.my-debugbar.com/wiki/IETester/HomePage

    It will do what you require of it and is free.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Theoretical Physics Student bronze trophy Jake Arkinstall's Avatar
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    IE8 allows you to swap between IE7 and IE8 mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkinstall View Post
    IE8 allows you to swap between IE7 and IE8 mode.
    Wrong, there are some minor differences between the IE8 compatability mode and IE7's rendering, which is why I refer to IE8 Compat as IE7.5

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    Thanks, good point here.

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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Just remember that because those alternatives actually share a lot of the code between the two versions rather than having completely separate copies that you cannot test pages fully using those methods. If the page contains any JScript that might behave differently between the different versions then the only way to test that properly is either using a VM or separate computers. Testing page appearance it the limit of these 1-1/2 browsers at once solutions.
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    I meant that to happen silver trophybronze trophy Raffles's Avatar
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    You can also try IE7 standalone, though some people seem to have issues.

    http://tredosoft.com/IE7_standalone

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    . shoooo... silver trophy logic_earth's Avatar
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    I'm almost done setting up my testing environment, three versions of each major browser rendering engines. Working on getting a couple of Linux browsers added to the mix shortly. I used a stripped down version of Windows XP, removed everything but the essential parts, keeping the Luna UI. The CD comes out under 200 MB (originally at 600 MB) and each image is on average 500 MB without a page file. 5 GB in total size for all the images.

    I purposely kept browser installs to there own separate VMs.

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    Last edited by logic_earth; Apr 6, 2009 at 09:29.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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