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IE Booster

Type of Program: Browser Extensions
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/ME/XP/2000
Company Name: Paessler GmbH
Version: 1.5
Price: Freeware
Installed Size: 1.2Mb


I sometimes wonder why software houses release what is obviously a saleable product as freeware. Not that I am complaining you understand especially when it is software of the calibre that IE Booster has.
This neat and extremely useful program adds those "wished for" extras to your context menu in Internet Explorer (version 5 and up) for Windows. You might know of IE Web Accessories for IE5 published by MS in 1999, but these often do not work with IE6 any more and MS is yet to publish an update! Just look at the list and all for free:
" Show all forms and applets of a web page (Unique!)
" Show page source or show partial source
" Show all hyperlinks
" Show all images
" Show style sheets
" Show detailed information of an image
" Open current frame in the same or in a new window
" Open link in a new minimized window
" Resize the browser window to various screen formats
" Copy page title as "<a href=url>Title</a>" to clipboard
" Copy link target as "<a href=url>Caption</a>" to clipboard
" Open selected text as URL in a new browser window
" Copy selection as plain text
" Copy image source path to clipboard
" For ZOPE-Users: Manage page or parent folder and restart server

A more detailed view of all the features can be found by going here

Please note: The menu items are context sensitive. Some items are only available with a right click on an image, a hyperlink or on selected text in the webpage.

An excellent program which I defy anyone to say wouldn't be useful in one way or another.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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