Support Internet Explorer


#1

Still many sites that need Internet Explorer


#2

Are you referring to a browser extension/addon? Or does vault.bitwarden.com not work in Internet Explorer?

Assuming the former, this doesn’t seem like a good use of resources considering that Microsoft has ended development outside of security updates and some bug fixes.

FAQ: Will Internet Explorer 11 continue to receive updates?
The latest features and platform updates will only be available in Microsoft Edge. We will continue to deliver security updates to Internet Explorer 11 through its supported lifespan. To ensure consistent behavior across Windows versions, we will evaluate Internet Explorer 11 bugs for servicing on a case by case basis.


#3

What sites need Internet Explorer, and why?


#4

IE is currently the only browser with the option to “view in File Explorer” for OneDrive and SharePoint sites.


#5

Internet Explorer is dead.


#6

Starnik is a specialized billing SAAS my company uses. It requires IE because the framework it was written on makes heavy use of showModalDialog(). When I ask, the authors tell me they have no plans to address this issue.


#7

Note: I am a fan of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera browsers. :star_struck:

Unless your existence is based solely in Unix or Mac-based environments, you are misunderstood. The truth is, plenty of applications and web front ends were/are built upon components of IE (see JJFRV8 and URS comments) ever since the days of Microsoft ruining Netscape. Right or wrong, it is the plain truth. Piggybacking on the points of others, some areas within Dell’s “serviceability” web sites don’t function (some improperly, where others, not at all) when using anything but IE or Edge – Chrome, Firefox and Opera, to name a few, simply don’t work. Also, until a few years ago, most web-based components of Microsoft’s “Office 365” subscription required the existence IE. Although I did not participate, I know many system admins, engineers and hacker types who spent countless hours trying to remove such flawed technology (i.e., IE) from their corporate environments, consisting of Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10, only to find out that the other browsers had dark secrets of their own. Whaaaa? You mean that Chrome, Firefox and Opera were all taking advantage of the IE underpinnings to co-exist ion the Windows platform? Sad, but true. Is it still true? To some degree, yes.

Who’s to blame in all of this? Most definitely not the end user.


#8

It’s not the end users fault, but I’d rather see time invested into browsers, platforms, and products that are still being actively developed – investing in the future, not the past.

IE 11 is the last Internet Explorer version to be supported, and it’s only getting security updates at this point. There is no future whatsoever in Internet Explorer. If you really need to use bitwarden you could of course copy from the desktop client, or another browser.


#9

So very true - I’m all for advancement in technology – I was merely stating IE isn’t dead (yet). It likely won’t be killed off entirely until the release of Windows 15 (or whatever Microsoft decides to call it). Truth: anyone who uses IE exclusively (in this era), prolly can’t be saved. :yum:

I’m looking forward to seeing Microsoft’s newly (mal)formed Edge browser…hopefully they didn’t stray too far from the chromium core.