How to enable Internet Explorer 11 document modes?

Even though you have the latest version of Internet Explorer, you may need to render your web applications in different IE engines in order to test your applications’ compatibility in older browsers.

There 5 popular document modes:

  • IE7 (Compatibility Mode)
  • IE8 (Enterprise Mode)
  • IE9
  • IE10
  • IE11 (Edge Mode)

Here are the step by step instructions to turn them on…

Enable IE7 (Compatibility Mode)

  1. Click “Tools > Compatibility View settings”
  2. Select “Display intranet sites in Compatibility View”. This will make sure that intranet websites to be rendered in compatibility mode
  3. If it is an extranet website, type the domain and click “Add”

Enable IE8 (Enterprise Mode):

  1. Click “Tools > Enterprise Mode”

Enable IE9 Mode:

  1. Click “F12” to open “Developer Tools”
  2. Go to “Emulation”. Select “Desktop” in “Browser profile” and “9” in “Document mode”

Enable IE10 Mode

  1. Click “F12” to open “Developer Tools”
  2. Go to “Emulation”. Select “Desktop” in “Browser profile” and “10” in “Document mode”

Enable Edge Mode

  1. If you don’t select any mode above, it will be in Edge mode by default. You can also select “Edge” in “Developer Tools” to make sure.
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