How to Run Internet Explorer 8 in IE7 compatibility mode ?

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 !

Mayur

Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter where he is extremely active.

8 Responses

  1. brett says:

    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?

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

    • Ann Glazer says:

      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?

  3. Syed Asif Hussain says:

    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 ???? 🙁

  4. abc says:

    Thanks alot.

  5. don says:

    thanks very usefull!

  6. rahul says:

    thanks a lot,very useful information

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