How to Work with Internet Explorer Compatibility View

In this tutorial, we will show you how to work with internet explorer compatibility view.


In this tutorial, we will show you how to work with internet explorer compatibility view.

Sometimes websites are not displayed correctly. This might be due to browser incompatibility issues, problems with the website’s server or interruptions in your internet connection.

If a website is not compatible, internet explorer has a feature which allows you to view these websites exactly as you would view them in previous versions. The internet explorer compatibility option corrects the display problems and allows you to use the website without any disruptions.

Step 1 – Compatibility View Settings

In order to get started, open up any website and click on the “Page” menu located at the toolbar on the top of your screen. When the new menu opens up, click on the “Compatibility View Settings” option. You can also open the Compatibility View Settings window by moving over to the “Tools” dropdown menu and clicking on the “Compatibility View Settings” option.

Go to Compatibility View Settings

Step 2 – Adjust Compatibility View Settings

Once done, the Compatibility View Settings window will appear. Over here, type the address of the webpage and click on the “Add” button towards the right side of the window.

Set Compatibility View Settings

Step 3 – Go to Internet Properties

An alternate way to enable internet explorer compatibility view is through the Internet Properties window. Use the shortcut key “windows + r” to open up the run command. Over there, type in “inetcpl.cpl” and press the “enter” key. This will open up the Internet Properties window.

Use run command to open Internet Properties

Step 4 – Recover from Page Layout Errors

Over there, move to the “Advanced” tab and tick on the checkbox titled “Automatically recover from page layout errors with Compatibility View”. Once you’re done, click on “Apply” to enable the changes made and then click on the “Ok” button to close the window. In this manner, you can avail the internet explorer’s compatibility view option.

Internet Browsing Properties