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Windows 7: IE9 How do I determine if I'm in Compatibility Mode?


11 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
IE9 How do I determine if I'm in Compatibility Mode?

I have the new 64 bit version.

On some sites, IE 9 automatically comes up with the symbol for compatibility mode. On some it's sort of grey color but if I click on it, the icon turns blue.

On other sites it does not come up with any icon, such as this site, so I assume this is fully compatible with IE9.

Do I have any option on sites that the symbol comes up (grey color)? e.g. on the Dell users forum it comes up with the grey color symbol. I can click on it and it turns blue color but it doesn't seem to make any difference. I would like to try the Dell forum in the native IE9 mode but do not see any way to do this.


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11 Feb 2011   #2

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The only thing I can tell you is to drop into tools, and have a closer look at the compatibility view settings. I am personally not the biggest fan of IE so that's about all I have for you.

..oh and there is this.
Some Web sites may not be displayed correctly or work correctly in Internet Explorer 8 or in Internet Explorer 9 Beta
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11 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

When the compatibility mode symbol turns blue, it means you're running in compatibility mode. Now if you hit F12, you can see "Browser mode: ie9 compat view" in the top bar of the window that comes up at the bottom of the screen. If you click on the blue symbol, it'll turn grey and the page will refresh. After it has refreshed and you hit F12 again, you'll see "Browser mode: ie9" in the bottom window.
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11 Feb 2011   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Open IE click tools. Go down list to Compatability View settings and click.

New window as below check all three boxes at bottom. Click Close.
This will give you comp view on all pages automatically.

Mike

IE 9RC Snip. Same as 9beta.


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11 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I don't believe IE 9 has Compatibility view settings the way it was in IE 8. You must press F12 to see what mode a site is in as Bill2 stated.
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11 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Bill2 nailed it, it's the F12 to see what is happening.

Thanks.
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11 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Mike, I appologize, I was looking in the wrong place. Tools is not visible by default.

However, how could I know that you never used IE 8 or that the snip was from IE 9 RC?
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11 Feb 2011   #8

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

No problem. Added the info in above posting. Thanks for pointing it out.

The discussion was IE9 so I posted 9. Never thought about someone wondering if it was from IE8.

Tools is visible by default. It is in both lines if Command Bar is checked.

At least it is in mine as you can see.
Mike

IE 9RC Snip.


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