Usage of Internet Explorer® 7 Compatibility Mode
What are the tips for using Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode?Internet Explorer browser from the Microsoft is designed to work on Windows Operating Systems and is having many versions including the latest stable version called Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 8 version is having a newer browser and page display engine that uses advanced system dynamics to display web pages in richer graphics and designs. Some of the older websites that are not updated by the web developers will be displayed with errors or glitches while viewed in the newer Internet Explorer browser versions. Internet Explorer 7 compatibility feature included in the newer Internet Explorer versions helps the users to view these older websites using older web display engines thus minimizing display errors and issues. Thus the this mode in Internet Explorer 7 version helps the users to reduce possible errors and enhance browsing experience without the need to install any third party compatibility view applications in the computer.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to use the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode:
- Add only required websites
- Create restore point
- Update regularly
Add only required websiteInternet Explorer 7 compatibility is a great option that allows the users to view older websites in the browser engine used by the older Internet Explorer 7 series. The users can either set the new browsers to display the selected web-pages using the IE7 view settings or can enable all websites to be displayed in compatibility. It is recommended that the users choose the compatibility mode of those selected websites only, as viewing newer type websites may sometimes give rise to errors or glitches with the display.
Create restore pointThe users who are configuring or using the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility mode are advised to create a system restore point using the available options before changing compatibility view settings. Doing so will help revert the browser settings back, in case if something goes wrong with it after change of compatibility settings.
Update regularlyThose users who are using the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility view mode for browsing through the websites are advised to update the browser on a regular basis. This is because there might be several errors and glitches while viewing the websites . Microsoft will be applying solutions to these minor issues or bugs with the display by providing frequent updates, which will thus help solve possible errors or glitches.