Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 7 (released 2006-10-18)

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Application Details:

Version: 7.0 (32-bit)
License: Free to use
Votes: 13
Rating: Bronze
Wine Version: 1.5.11

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Test Results

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What works

Installation works through winetricks. The exact install procedure is clunky. See the winetricks script under load_ie7() for details. They unregister wine's IE, change overrides, remove fake DLLs, put in a dummy catalog file, remove the Z:/ drive and install. Winetricks does all this, so it is not really necessary to do anything, just made a fresh .wine folder, ran "winetricks ie7" and sat back.

What does not

Crash occasionally when resizing windows, accessing history. Some sites, namely crashes. Rudimentary JavaScript sort of works.

What was not tested

Anything beyond using it to check the layout of some key sites.

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 17 x86_64Sep 20 20121.5.11 No, but has workaround Yes BronzeHenry Kroll 
ShowFedora 17Dec 28 20121.4.1 No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20121.5.4 Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20111.3.10 Yes Yes BronzespEctoRius 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20101.2-rc1 Yes Yes BronzeMichael Lancaster 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23134 iexplore does not correctly detect proxy details NEW View
30870 Microsoft Internet Explorer 7: can log in, but can't display standard view? NEW View
34047 IE7 reports lookup failure before the main window opens NEW View
34049 IE7 does not navigate to web pages or obey home page setting NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Available Install switches

Internet Explorer 7

If you want to run Internet Explorer 6 with the rendering engine from version 7, follow the instructions, or use beta options of ies4windows script.

Note: ies4linux is NOT supported by Wine.  Report bugs using their script to their maintainers.

HOWTO - inprogress
To install, use
  winetricks ie7
The install seems flaky, so if it hangs or crashes, try it again.
Codeweaver AppDB Entry
Codeweaver AppDB Entry

This note was originally added to IE Version 5, but may be relevant to all versions.

Don't run IE on an RW mounted DOS partition !
Pretty problematic directory renaming/corruption can happen.
This seems to happen if Wine doesn't have access to certain Windows registry keys.
Renames e.g. "Program Files" to "$!$!$!$!.pfr" and does other horrible things.
BTW, it does not only happen with IE, as it seems to be a generic Windows Setup process of Explorer which is doing this, which can be launched under multiple circumstances.
To be safe, use a backup copy only, i.e. copy all relevant windows files over e.g. to an ext2 partition.


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