Microsoft will discontinue Internet Explorer (IE) on June 15, 2022. Due to these reasons, Microsoft has introduced Compatibility or Internet Explorer mode to their latest browser, Edge, to make the websites backward compatible. This risewindows article will show you how to use Compatibility Mode in the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 11/10.
What Is Edge Compatibility Mode?
By using Edge compatibility mode, you can open any website in Edge. Consequently, you no longer need to use outdated Internet Explorer to access old intranets and websites. Since website owners and businesses do not have to redesign their web portals to be Edge-compatible, they save time and money. In Edge, the Trident MSHTML program will be used for old websites and the Chromium engine for modern websites.
Using this compatibility mode, it is possible to use old websites in Microsoft Edge. Consequently, organizations won’t need to download a third-party browser to overcome compatibility problems. It will save them a great deal of time and effort because they won’t need to redesign their web pages to be compatible with Edge.
How to Enable Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Edge?
To enable or turn on compatibility mode in Edge browser, perform the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Edge browser and click on the
Step 2. Now, click on the
Step 3. Then, from the left sidebar on the settings page, click on the
Step 4. After that, under the Internet Explorer compatibility section, click on the drop-down menu next to
Step 5. Finally, click on the
After executing the above steps, Compatibility or Internet Explorer (IE) mode is now enabled on your browser.
How do I Open a Website in Compatibility (Internet Explorer) Mode on Edge?
To open a website in compatibility mode of Internet Explorer, do the following steps:-
Step 1. First. Browse the website as you were doing before. Right-click on the opened tab and click
Please note that the Internet Explorer icon on the left navigation bar means the web page is now opened in the compatibility or Internet Explorer mode. When the pop-up window opens, click on the
When you wish to exit the compatibility or IE mode for a website, again right-click on the tab, and select
How do I Always Open a Website in Compatibility Mode?
When you enable the compatibility mode, you have to switch to the IE mode every time you visit a website. What is your solution if you want to open a website in compatibility mode consistently? When you set the URL to open in compatibility mode for 30 days, the URL will always display in compatibility mode. By doing this, you will always be able to view a website in IE mode as a result of setting the URL to display in IE mode.
Step 1. First, browse the website as you were doing before. Right-click on the opened tab and click
You can see a Microsoft Internet Explorer icon on the left navigation bar, which indicates that the webpage is now open in Internet Explorer compatibility mode. Upon opening the pop-up window, click on the toggle switch next to the option
If you want to verify the list of websites configured to open in IE mode, click on the Manage button in the above step. In a new tab on Edge browser, open this URL [keybt]edge://settings/defaultBrowser.
The Internet Explorer mode pages section of the Edge browser makes it possible to see a list of websites compatible with IE mode. With IE, you can view the data addition and expiration dates when using the Internet Explorer browser. The default setting in Internet Explorer is to keep websites in compatibility mode for 30 days. You can add more than one website to your list in IE mode by clicking the
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