Chrome Frame Brings Chrome's Open Web Tech & Speedy to Internet Explorer

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, when installed brings an additional plugin software called "Chrome Frame," an open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.There are many Google services that use Chrome Frame: Google Calendar, Google Drive/Docs, YouTube and more. Web developers can add a meta […]

Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, when installed brings an additional plugin software called "Chrome Frame," an open source plug-in that seamlessly brings Google Chrome's open web technologies and speedy JavaScript engine to Internet Explorer.

There are many Google services that use Chrome Frame: Google Calendar, Google Drive/Docs, YouTube and more. Web developers can add a meta tag that enables Chrome rendering if Chrome Frame is installed and that's especially useful if a page uses technologies that aren't supported by Internet Explorer -- for example, with Google Chrome Frame, you can:

  • "Start using open web technologies--such as the HTML5 canvas tag--right away, even technologies that aren't yet supported in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, or 9.
  • Take advantage of JavaScript performance improvements to make your apps faster and more responsive," informs Google.

Google Chrome Frame

"Google Chrome Frame seamlessly enhances your browsing experience in Internet Explorer. It displays Google Chrome Frame enabled sites using Google Chrome's rendering technology, giving you access to the latest HTML5 features as well as Google Chrome's performance and security features without in any way interrupting your usual browser usage," explains Google.

To see if Chrome Frame is installed, you can go to a site like YouTube or Google Calendar, right-click and see if there's a menu item called "About Chrome Frame". Another option is to type gcf:about:version in the address bar and see if a similar page is displayed.

Google Chrome Frame: gcf:about:version

To manually install Chrome Frame, visiting this page. And, for deployments in an enterprise environments, administrators can visit to the enterprise deployment section here.

To uninstall Chrome Frame, "use the standard Add or Remove Programs tool in the Windows Control Panel (called Programs and Features in Windows Vista and Windows 7)", Google explained.

For more information, watch the video introducing Chrome Frame embedded below, or check this help center.