How to use Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 8 & 9

Websites that were designed for earlier versions of Windows Internet Explorer might not display correctly in Internet Explorer 9. However, you can often improve how a website will look by using a feature called Compatibility View.

Watch this video to learn how to use Compatibility View in Internet Explorer 9 (1:07)



When you turn on Compatibility View, the website you're viewing will be displayed as if you were using an earlier version of Internet Explorer.

If Internet Explorer recognizes a webpage that isn't compatible, you'll see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. To turn Compatibility View on, click the Compatibility View buttonScreen Shot 2012-11-29 at 10.12.53 AM to make the icon change from an outline to a solid color . Screen Shot 2012-11-29 at 10.12.11 AM

From now on, whenever you visit this website, it will be displayed in Compatibility View. However, if the website receives updates to display correctly in the current version of Internet Explorer, Compatibility View will automatically turn off.

Notes
  • Not all website display problems are caused by browser incompatibility. Interrupted Internet connections, heavy traffic, or problems with the website can also affect how a webpage is displayed.
  • If your computer is part of a network at an organization such as a school, government agency, or a business, your organization's system administrator might have turned on Compatibility View for all websites by using Group Policy. If a website doesn't display correctly, you can turn off Compatibility View by clicking the Compatibility View button .


Source - Microsoft.com

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