How to open Microsoft Edge tab in “Internet Explorer” modus

In Windows 11, Internet Explorer has been removed. Thus, it is no longer possible to launch Internet Explorer in Windows 11.

Therefore, Microsoft has introduced compatibility mode or Internet Explorer mode in their latest browser, Edge, to make the websites backward compatible.

By using this compatibility mode, one can continue to use the old websites in the Microsoft Edge browser. This means that there is no need to download a third-party browser to resolve compatibility issues. This will help organizations tremendously, as they will not have to redesign their web page to make it compatible with the Edge browser.

How to open Microsoft Edge in Internet Explorer modus

Open the Microsoft Edge browser. Click on the three dots in the top right corner to open the Microsoft Edge menu. Click Settings in the menu.

Open Microsoft Edge settings

On the left side of the menu, click Default Browser. Then, in the menu: Internet Explorer Compatibility change the setting: Allow sites to reload in Internet Explorer mode, to allow and then click Restart.

Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode

Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge is now enabled.

To open a website in Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge, you need to go to the website. Then right-click on the active tab of the website. Click on: Reload in Internet Explorer mode.

Reload in Internet Explorer mode

The current website will be reloaded immediately and active as Internet Explorer mode.

Should you now want to open this website every time in Internet Explorer mode, enable the following option: Open this website in Internet Explorer mode next time. Then click on Done.

The added website will open in Internet Explorer mode for 30 days. Click on Manage to manage the websites.

Open tab in Microsoft Edge as internet explorer

You will recognize a tab opened as Internet Explorer mode by the Internet Explorer icon in the address bar.

Internet Explorer in tab in Microsoft Edge

To close a tab in Internet Explorer mode, right-click on the active tab again. Then click Exit tab from Internet Explorer mode.

Exit tab from Internet Explorer mode

I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!

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