Microsoft names IE7 winners with Firefox tools

Microsoft has announced the winners of its IE7 add-on development contest. In a back-handed compliment to Firefox, however, the main prize was scooped by Core Services for its mimicking of the open-source browser’s search behaviour.

Microsoft names IE7 winners with Firefox tools

The Inline Search add-on lets you search for content on a webpage without bringing up the Find Dialog.

Other winners included ieSpell, which checks your spelling in text boxes on a webpage, FoxyTunes – also available for Firefox – for controlling your media player without leaving the browser, and RoboForm, an automated password manager and form filler.

You can find the full list of winners on the IEBlog.

Announced not long after the release of IE7 back in November 2006, members of the Internet Explorer product team chose the winners, who receive various cash prizes and Zune players.

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