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Compatibility View in Internet Explorer

Have you ever experienced display issues while visiting few websites where they don’t appear right? For example, images not showing up, menus out of place, text jumbled etc. and wondered why it is not displaying properly?

A possible reason for the display problems would most likely be due to an incompatibilty between your version of Internet Explorer and the website you are visiting. i.e. you might have a newer version of Internet Explorer however the site was designed for an earlier version of Internet Explorer.

If Internet Explorer recognises that the webpage isn’t compatible, you’ll see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar.
IE Compatibility View

In order to fix the issue, you will need to turn ON the Compatibility View for those sites that are having display problems.

Once you turn on Compatibility View, Internet Explorer will automatically show that site is in Compatibility View each time you visit and displays all the content in that site in proper format.

To turn on Compatibility View:

  1. See if the Compatibility View button appears in the Address bar. (If you don’t see the button, there’s no need to turn on Compatibility View.)
  2. Click the Compatibility View button Compatibility View Blue Button to display the site in Compatibility View. The button will turn blue compatibility-view-button-blue when Compatibility View is turned on for a site.
  3. Alternatively, Compatibility View can be turned ON from Tools sections in Menu bar

Note: Not all website display problems are caused by browser incompatibility. Interrupted Internet connections, heavy traffic, or problems with the website can also affect how a page is displayed.

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