This script is 100% safe from viruses and malware. In case someone is worried about using a VBS file. - statm1 (AB Staff)
This little addon for users who are using IE8 Final. it adds a command button to the add-ons bar, which opens a VBScript file. the script executes, and switches between versions. you will be presented with a confirmation if you want to restart Avant right away or later.
to install, download and extract avant_IE-ver.zip
to the skins directory in your Avant Browser directory. you may install it anywhere you'd like, but additional changes will be needed. if Avant is not installed in the default english location, right click on avant_IE-ver.vbs
, and go to edit. change; AvantDirectory = "C:\Program Files\Avant Browser"
, to Avant's installation directory if necessary.
next dowload or auto install
the Avant add-on. this will add the button. if Avant is not installed in the default english location or you saved avant_IE-ver.vbs
in a different location, then you will need to adjust the add-on file. to do so, go to tools > Avant Browser options > add-ons > add-ons tab > import and find IE Version Switcher
did I miss anything?
edit; side note:
apparently if the VBS file is in the Skins folder, you will not need to specify a path in the actual add-on's command. I knew this, however while making this script, it was not working right that way. now it seems to be working ok.
UPDATE (8-30-08): An updated vbs file has been added that fixes the problem arised from IE8 Beta 2.
UPDATE (3-19-09): Updated the package to work with IE8 Final.
UPDATE (3-23-09): Fix for previous update. Sorry about that.
UPDATE (2-9-10): As of AB 11.7 Build 45, Avant is automatically switched to IE8 standards mode at installation. You will still need this plugin to switch back to IE7 compatibility mode..