The Compatibility Button

A little known feature of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) is the ‘compatibility button’.  The purpose of this button is to display correctly (as the designer intended) web-pages designed for earlier version of Internet Explorer.

The button will be found on the right of the address bar, and look like a piece of torn paper. when pressed, the icon changes from grey to a coloured one.   The button can be toggled like an on/off switch.

If a website if not showing properly, Things seem out of place or the menu bar at the top wraps onto a 2nd line. Clicking this button may well correct things. 


When a webpage is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 the button is not displayed.

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