How to switch off the compatibility view in Internet Explorer (IE)

Sometimes a website you're visiting doesn't look like you expect it to. Images might not show up, menus might be out of place, and text boxes could be jumbled together. This can be caused by a compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site you're on. When a site is incompatible with Internet Explorer, you'll see the Compatibility View button in the Address barКнопка просмотра в режиме совместимости. Once switched on Compatibility view further will be switched on automatically in IE, when You enter web page.

To switch off Compatibility view:

In Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 and 11:

  • See if the Compatibility View button Кнопка просмотра в режиме совместимости appears in the Address bar or near it.
  • turn it off by clicking the buttonКнопка просмотра в режиме совместимости. When this view is turned off, button becomes grey .

You can also clear the entire list of sites using Compatibility View by deleting your browsing history. To do that:

In Internet Explorer 8:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click Safety, and then click Delete Browsing History.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click the History check box, and then click Delete.

In Internet Explorer 9:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or right–click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Delete browsing history.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, tap or click the History check box, and then tap or click Delete.

In Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7:

  • Open Internet Explorer in the desktop.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or right-click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Click Tools, and then click Delete browsing history.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click the History check box, and then click Delete.

In Internet Explorer 10:

  • Open Internet Explorer in the desktop.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or press and hold the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Delete browsing history.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, tap or click the History check box, and then tap or click Delete.

In Internet Explorer 11:

  • Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  • Press the Alt key to display the menu bar (or press and hold the address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Delete browsing history.
  • In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, select the History check box, and then tap or click Delete.

The Compatibility List is frequently updated, and Internet Explorer automatically downloads these update. This list includes sites that might've been designed for older or other browsers, sites that use Adobe Flash Player, and other settings that help give you a better browsing experience. If you don't want these updates, you can turn off Compatibility List Updates at any time. To turn off Compatibility List Updates:

In Internet Explorer 8:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View Settings.
  • Clear the Include updated website lists from Microsoft check box, and then tap or click Close.

In Internet Explorer 9:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or right–click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.
  • Clear the Include updated website lists from Microsoft check box, and then tap or click Close.

In Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or righ-click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Click Tools, and then click Compatibility View settings.
  • Clear the Download updated compatibility lists from Microsoft check box, and then click Close.

In Internet Explorer 10:

  • Open Internet Explorer in the desktop.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or press and hold the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.
  • Clear the Download updated compatibility lists from Microsoft check box, and then tap or click Close.

To change Compatibility View settings:

In Internet Explorer 8:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View Settings.

In Internet Explorer 9:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or right–click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.

In Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or right-click the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Click Tools, and then click Compatibility View settings.

In Internet Explorer 10:

  • Open Internet Explorer in the desktop.
  • Press the Alt key to display the Menu bar (or press and hold the Address bar and then select Menu bar).
  • Tap or click Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.

 


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