How to Enable And Use Compatibility View Settings in Edge?

Explore simple steps to get this done

by Vladimir Popescu
Vladimir Popescu
Vladimir Popescu
Managing Editor
Being an artist his entire life while also playing handball at a professional level, Vladimir has also developed a passion for all things computer-related. With an innate fascination... read more
Reviewed by Alex Serban
Alex Serban
Alex Serban
Windows Server & Networking Expert
After moving away from the corporate work-style, Alex has found rewards in a lifestyle of constant analysis, team coordination and pestering his colleagues. Holding an MCSA Windows Server... read more
Affiliate Disclosure
  • Compatibility Mode allows users to view old intranets and use the backend systems without problems.
  • This guide will show you how to enable and use the compatibility view settings on Edge.
How to Enable And Use Compatibility View Settings in Edge
Instead of fixing issues with Edge, upgrade to a better browser: Opera
You deserve a better browser ! 350 million people use Opera daily, a fully-fledged navigation experience that comes with various built-in packages, enhanced resource consumption and great design.Here's what Opera can do:

  • Easy migration: use the Opera assistant to transfer exiting data, such as bookmarks, passwords, etc.
  • Optimize resource usage: your RAM memory is used more efficiently than Chrome does
  • Enhanced privacy: free and unlimited VPN integrated
  • No ads: built-in Ad Blocker speeds up loading of pages and protects against data-mining
  • Download Opera

After discontinuing Internet Explorer, Microsoft ensured that users porting to Microsoft Edge didn’t have to find other solutions to view old websites. That’s why the tech giant introduced the Compatibility mode on Edge.

This guide will discuss how to enable the compatibility view in the Edge browser on Windows 10 and make the transition from IE smoother.

How can I enable compatibility view settings in Edge?

  1. Launch Edge browser.
  2. Press Alt + F to open the Edge menu. Click Settings from the given options.Microsoft Edge compatibitity view Windows 10
  3. Select the Default browser option from the Settings page’s left pane.
  4. Under Internet Explorer compatibility, click on the drop-down beside Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) and choose Allow.Compatibility view Edge
  5. Click Restart to reopen the browser and let the changes take effect.Restart Edge

How can I use compatibility view settings in Edge?

  1. Open a website as usual. 
  2. Right-click on the tab, and select Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode from the context menu.Compatibility view
  3. The page will load with the Internet Explorer icon. Once it is loaded, click on the icon. Compatibility
  4.  You will get a pop-up menu. You can toggle on the switch for Open this page in Internet Explorer mode next time option and Open this page in Compatibility view, then click Done. If you don’t want that, skip it and click Done.
  5. To exit this mode, right-click on the tab and click the Exit tab from the Internet Explorer mode option. Exit the compatibility view
  6. You can view the pages added to always open in Compatibility mode under Internet Explorer mode pages in Edge Settings.View added sites.

Note: If you enable Open this page in Internet Explorer mode next time option, please remember it will only be enabled for 30 days. After that, you need to turn on the feature for the website again.

So, now you can open and view websites in compatibility view on Edge browser on Windows 10 and 11.

What do you think about this feature? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

Still having issues? Fix them with this tool:


If the advices above haven't solved your issue, your PC may experience deeper Windows problems. We recommend downloading this PC Repair tool (rated Great on to easily address them. After installation, simply click the Start Scan button and then press on Repair All.

This article covers:Topics: