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How to Enable and Use Internet Explorer Mode in Edge

Microsoft deprecated Internet Explorer long back, recommended to not use it, and even removed it from Windows 11. A few of the main reasons are that the browser is pretty outdated, insecure, and not compatible with modern web technologies. However, there are still some websites, web services, and applications that require Internet Explorer.

In those cases, rather than using the Internet Explorer browser, which is no longer available in Windows, you can use Internet Explorer mode in the Edge browser. The IE mode emulates the Internet Explorer browser so that legacy web services and applications work without hiccups. In this article, we’ll show you how to enable, set up, and use IE mode in Edge. Let’s get started.

Related: How to Internet Explorer on Windows 10

Enable Internet Explorer Mode in Edge

The IE mode is enabled by default in the Edge browser. However, you need to configure the IE mode for it to work properly. Here’s how to do it.

1. First, open the Edge browser by clicking on its icon in the taskbar or searching for it in the Start menu.

2. In the Edge browser, click on the three dots icon on the top right corner and select Settings.

open Edge settings

3. Navigate to the Default Browser tab on the sidebar.

4. On the right panel, select Allow from the Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) dropdown.

5. Click the Restart button under the dropdown menu.

Enable IE mode in Edge

Once the browser has been restarted, the IE mode is enabled in Edge and set up properly.

Using IE Mode in the Edge Browser

After enabling and setting up the IE mode, here’s how to use it in the Edge browser to open legacy websites, web services, and applications.

1. Open the Edge browser and simply type the web address in the address bar that’s IE only and press Enter.

2. By default, the Edge browser will detect that the web page or web service is Internet Explorer only and automatically loads it in IE mode.

3. If that didn’t happen, click on the three dots menu and select the More Tools > Reload in Internet Explorer Mode option.

That’s it, Edge will force reload the web page in Internet Explorer mode.

Wrapping Up

As you can, the new Internet Explorer mode in the Edge browser is pretty handy if you are visiting old and IE-specific sites and services. Compared to the old methods, the new method where you can simply visit the website and Edge opening it in IE mode makes things easier. Do keep in mind that, if you don’t see the Reload in Internet Explorer Mode option, the web page or web service is not IE specific and you can load it in any browser.

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