Ion profiles are the core of how Ion allows you to run legacy web applications inside newer browsers like IE8 and IE9. This article details how and when it is appropriate to use the “Limited” Profile, available only with Ion.
This screenshot shows the Profile selection screen in Ion, from which you can select which IE engine (Profile) is run for a given web application / site:
At the end of the list, under “Advanced Profiles,” is the option to select the “Limited Profile.”
The key difference between the Limited Profile and other Ion Profiles is that the Limited Profile does not spawn addition Ion processes on the machine, saving memory & startup costs associated with having to load additional processes. The trade-off is that only some of the Ion features are available to Limited Profiles. The list below details which Ion features are not available to the Limited Profile.
Features NOT available to Limited Profiles:
Features that ARE available to Limited Profiles:
If a website can be configured to work in the native browser via Ion’s Limited Profile settings, then it’s a valid option given that Limited Profiles don’t incur any additional memory or process overhead to the system. However, if any of the features not available to the Limited Profile must be used to achieve compatibility, then the Limited Profile cannot be used for that web application.
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