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Atlas - warning messages - Outdated browser, Compatibility mode

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Outdated browser warning

  • If you are accessing Atlas and the new Hire Activities applications from an older browser version, such as Internet Explorer 9, 8 or lower, you may encounter display issues, such as overlaid text or control buttons not rendering properly.
  • Atlas will display a warning message, instructing users to upgrade to a more recent Internet Explorer version.

The warning message directs users to a list of recommended browsers: Recommended Browsers for Atlas.

Compatibility mode warning, Internet Explorer

  • Internet Explorer has a feature called "Compatibility mode", which enables IE to emulate a previous browser version, enabling users to access websites that require an earlier IE version.
  • Atlas will display best in Internet Explorer 10 or later.
  • If you are running Internet Explorer in Compatibility mode for IE 8 or earlier, you will see a warning message:

Instructions for turning Compatibility mode on or off:

  • [How to change your setting for Compatibility mode for Internet Explorer].
  • Atlas will display best in Browser mode IE10 or higher, Document Standards.

Instructions for changing IE Compatibility mode version:

  1. Display Internet Explorer Developer Tools:
    • Press F12.


  1. Press Alt, then follow the menu path Tools > Developer Tools.
  2. In Developer Tools panel:
    1. Change Browser mode to the desired version.
    2. Change Document mode to the desired version.

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Last Modified:

November 07, 2014

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