How to Run Internet Explorer 8 in IE7 compatibility mode ?

by Mayur on June 9, 2009

in How To's, Tips 'n' Tricks

If you are encountering issues while opening WebPages in Internet Explorer 8, then here is a solution. You can use IE8 in Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode to open your old websites. This can be done easily without adding anything to IE8 or uninstalling it.

change IE8 browsing mode to IE7

To change the browsing mode and open web pages in IE7 mode, you need to make some changes. Just open IE8 and open Tools menu > Developer tools (F12). Under developer tools open the “Browser Mode” and change it to Internet Explorer 7.

Now your sites will open just like they get to open and view in IE7. Also, you can easily revert back to Internet Explorer 8 mode anytime if you like. Enjoy !

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brett January 6, 2010 at 1:59 am

Thanks for the help :)

How do we do this on command line so we can create two shortcuts one that starts normally and one that starts in compability mode for IE7?

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Austin Web Designer January 12, 2010 at 7:18 am

hey man thanks, this is makes developing for IE7 compatibility so much easier. Thanks alot

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Ann Glazer May 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I was very happy to find out the answer to the problem of using ie 8 in ie 7 mode so the adobe flash player will work. But I also would very much like to have the answer to the following question, especially for my non-technical students who will need to know this to use web sites like shutterfly an kodak. Please help me. Thank you. Here is the question.
How do we do this on command line so we can create two shortcuts one that starts normally and one that starts in compability mode for IE7?

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Syed Asif Hussain October 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Hi …
I am having a problem when i am opening a website, it shows Please Install Internet Explorer 7 or 6 to view this site. What can i do now ???? :-(

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abc December 22, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Thanks alot.

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don April 4, 2011 at 2:51 pm

thanks very usefull!

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rahul May 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

thanks a lot,very useful information

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