How To Fix Internet Explorer Compatibility Issues

Compatibility Issues with Internet Explorer are as follow:-


If you are using Internet Explorer with the compatibility mode turned on, then you have trouble in editing your profile or looking through messages in your Inbox.

Compatibility Mode is a feature in Internet Explorer that will help its user in viewing web pages that were designed for older versions of browser. When it get active, it forces IE to display the webpage in Quirks mode. When this compatibility mode is inactive, IE is said to be running in native mode.

Basically A compatibility Mode is a software mechanism in which a computer system emulates an older processor, operating system, and other hardware platform in order to allow obsolete software to remain compatible with computer newer hardware or software.

Examples basically includes Classic Mode in Mac OS and other versions of Windows OS.

Fixing Of Site Display Problem With Compatibility View In Internet Explorer :-


Sometimes it happens that websites don’t look like what you expect from them. It means the menus, images, are out of place, and the text may be jumbled together. It is caused by compatibility problem between Internet Explorer and the site of you are on. Sometimes this can be fixed by adding the site to your Compatibility View List.

So, to add a site to the Compatibility View List, just follow below steps:-

  • At first, open the desktop and then choose Internet Explorer Icon on your taskbar.
  • After that, just click on Tools button, and then click on Compatibility View settings.
  • Then, under “Add this website”, enter Site URL that you want to add to list.
  • And Finally select Add.


Once you turn on Compatibility View, Internet Explorer will automatically show that the respective site is in Compatibility View each time, you make visit. You can also turn it off by removing it from your compatibility list.

It must be noted that, these websites problem are caused by mainly incompatibility, Interrupted Internet Connections, heavy traffic, or problems with the website that can also affect how a webpage is displayed.

To disable your compatibility mode in Internet Explorer, just follow these steps:-

  • At first, open Internet Explorer.
  • Then after click on Tools and select Compatibility View Settings.
  • Then, unchecked the box next to “Display all websites in Compatibility View”.
  • Finally tap Close.


Top Issues that were found in the Internet Explorer are as follows:-

Here mentioning some common problems that we have in Internet Explorer, and quick easy solutions for fixing them. So, in order to prevent redundancy, some tips are mentioned below:-

Always check for latest updates:-

if you want to troubleshoot your problem in deep, just quickly run Windows Update to check for missing updates. Even if you have Windows automatically set to install updates, there might be some optional updates that you haven’t installed till now. Hence, you should always check for latest updates.


Trouble Viewing Web Page In IE App:-

If you are using Windows 8, and browsing through IE app, you may have experienced that “You are not connected”. So, the easiest way to test this issue is to view the same web-page in the desktop browser.

Crashes, Freezes Or Hangs:-

There are several ways that will help its user in addressing these problems. First one is Running Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshooter, then Search and click Troubleshooting. Then after, at the top of the left menu, tap View All, then Internet Explorer Performance. In this way, you can see whether your browser freezes or crashes.


Videos Won’t Play:-

In Internet explore, the videos that you are trying to play may require some add-on that you don’t have on your system. If you are having trouble in playing videos in Internet Explorer App, then you cant try watching the video in the desktop browser by clicking on Page Tools “wrench” button in bottom right corner and then click “Viewing in the desktop ”. This can also be solved by visiting the website with Compatibility View.

Display Issues:-

If your website is not looking what you expect to it, such as appearing blank, images not displayed, broken or jumbled text, or out of place menus, there could be some compatibility issues between your browser Internet Explorer and the websites. Thus, a quick solution that might be adding this site to the Compatibility View List.

Can’t See Any Pictures

For this problem you can try all previously mentioned solutions as Compatibility View, Turning Off Tracking Protection and clearing temporary Internet files, but first of all you should make sure that IE is set to show pictures. Its simple to fixes like this, that make us scratch our heads how didn’t we think of this sooner, and how does it got unchecked in its first place.


So, these are some major issues that you have to solve as soon as possible to run your browser as fast as it could. Thus, for safe and secure browsing you should always use Internet Explorer, and keep update for further completion of your online actions.