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
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8.7

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Test Results

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What works

Web page rendering. Downloadable Adobe Flash installer works. CSS menu over Flash. Youtube, choppy playback. Hulu videos streams, but the flash on their home page appears to be stuck loading. Adding, import/export, and organize bookmarks from the star-plus icon. Most of the drop downs under the search box works or can be accessed. Tabbed browsing.

What does not

Browsing with multiple tabs, sometimes a tab get stuck/freeze loading a page. Flash flickers when mouse is over the area. Choppy Youtube playback, IE appears frozen when buffering/downloading video. Vimeo is unusable, possibly ActiveX related. Imported html bookmarks from Opera 9.6, now Favorites/bookmarks will freeze IE when star icon is clicked. The Help drop down menu freezes IE when selected. Pop-up blocker doesn't show any blocked messages.


What was not tested

Phishing filter. Quality of Hulu playback.

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Additional Comments

Used winetricks and files from my XP partition. Most tabs in Internet Options can be viewed and changed, but IE will freeze on Privacy tab. Make changes to one tab at a time and click OK, IE will freeze but changes are saved. Temporary Internet Files only accept 8 for disk space/size. IE became more stable after i made the cache folder a symbolic link to a folder in /dev/shm.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Apr 06 20171.8.7Yes Yes BronzeBert 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Sep 20 20121.5.11No, but has workaround Yes BronzeHenry Kroll 
ShowFedora 17Dec 28 20121.4.1No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20121.5.4Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20111.3.10Yes Yes BronzespEctoRius 

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.
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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.