I had been hesitant to push Internet Explorer 11 out for quite some time partly because i know many of you were probably unfamiliar and uncomfortable not having the search toolbar available anymore….(what? we just type our search question HERE?)
I also wasn’t sure most websites were able to be properly viewed in IE11 (remember there was a considerable amount of time before many worked fine in IE10)
Apparently there are a considerable number that STILL don’t….
I ran into an interesting situation with a client (and as i researched it, it turns out i was experiencing the same issue too, just not paying much attention) who was seeing two different views on a mail server when logging into Outlook Web Access from different computers.
When i was logging into one of my email accounts using Outlook Web Access, i guess i have always noticed that I couldn’t UNcheck “Use Outlook Web Access light” prior to logging in and checking my email. I almost always use a full email client, so i never really gave this much thought.
However since my client was having similar issues (and could only use Outlook Web Access to access email) as i was troubleshooting the symptoms, i started looking into compatibility view…
Sure enough if i enabled it, that made all the difference…(and resolved the view issue for my client)
So the moral of the story is, if a website isn’t functioning properly for you in Internet Explorer 11 (or at least as you would have expected), one thing you might want to do is enable “compatibility view” for that domain. How can you do that? glad you asked 🙂
While you have the website open in question in your browser bar, click on tools and choose “compatibility view settings”
When the next window opens…click “add” and you can add the site to compatibility view…
Once you “close” this window, the change should take place and if “compatibility view” was the issue, it should hopefully now be resolved….