Access Keys:
Skip to content (Access Key - 0)

How to change your setting for Compatibility mode for Internet Explorer

On this page:

Turn on Compatibility mode on Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 10

  1. Navigate in Internet Explorer to the site you are trying to access.
    • If the site you need to access is in the mit.edu domain, such as an Atlas application or any other MIT website, you can simply navigate to http://web.mit.edu.
    • If the site is not part of the mit.edu domain, such as successfactors.com or another non-MIT site, navigate to that website.
  2. Check if the Compatibility View icon (Gray icon of a torn page) appears in the address bar. If it does not appear, there is no need to use Compatibility View
  3. Press the Compatibility View icon to display the site in Compatibility View. The icon will be highlighted blue.
  4. To turn off Compatibility View, press the highlighted Compatibility View icon (Blue icon of a torn page). Otherwise, you may clear the list of Compatibility View sites (outlined below).
Internet Explorer 10 support
As of January 2016, Internet Explorer 10 is no longer officially supported by Microsoft.

Internet Explorer 11

Windows 10

  1. Navigate in Internet Explorer to the site you are trying to access.
    • If the site you need to access is in the mit.edu domain, such as an Atlas application or any other MIT website, you can simply navigate to http://web.mit.edu.
    • If the site is not part of the mit.edu domain, such as successfactors.com or another non-MIT site, navigate to that website.
  2. Press the Alt key to display the menu bar.
  3. Click the Tools menu and choose Compatibility View Settings.
  4. In the field for Add this website, you will see the domain, that is, the last part of the website address, such as mit.edu or successfactors.com
  5. Click Add.
    Result: the domain (mit.edu or other domain) appears in the list of "Websites you've added to Compatibility View".
  6. You may turn off Compatibility View for this site by removing it from your saved compatibility list.

Windows 7

  1. Navigate in Internet Explorer to the site you are trying to access.
    • If the site you need to access is in the mit.edu domain, such as an Atlas application or any other MIT website, you can simply navigate to http://web.mit.edu.
    • For non-MIT websites, such as successfactors.com or another non-MIT site, navigate to that website.
  2. Check if the Compatibility View icon (Gray icon of a torn page) appears in the address bar. If it does not appear, there is no need to use Compatibility View
  3. Turn on Compatibility Mode: Next to the address bar, click/tap on the unhighlighted Compatibility View icon. (See screenshot below)
    Result: The webpage will reload with Compatibility View turned on.
    turn on compatibility

Turn off Compatibility Mode on Internet Explorer

Once you turn on Compatibility View for an internet site, that page will be added to your compatibility list. Pages on this list will automatically load in Compatibility Mode unless removed from the list or when the browsing history is cleared:

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Select Tools (gear icon) > Internet options > Browsing history > Delete
    Result: The Delete History dialog box will appear
  3. Select the History checkbox and press Delete

Use Developer Tools to change IE Compatibility mode version

  1. Navigate to the site for which you want to change IE Compatibility mode version
  2. Display the Internet Explorer Developer Tools by pressing F12 OR by pressing Alt and then following the menu path Tools > Developer Tools.
  3. Once in the Developer Tools panel:
    • Change Browser mode to the desired version
    • Change Document mode to the desired version

See Also

For more information and options, see Windows Seven Forums' tutorial Windows 7: Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off

IS&T Contributions

Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members


Last Modified:

March 18, 2017

Get Help

Request help
from the Help Desk
Report a security incident
to the Security Team
Labels:
ie ie Delete
c-ie c-ie Delete
Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.
Feedback
This product/service is:
Easy to use
Average
Difficult to use

This article is:
Helpful
Inaccurate
Obsolete
Adaptavist Theme Builder (4.2.3) Powered by Atlassian Confluence 3.5.13, the Enterprise Wiki