How to Enable Internet Explorer (IE) Mode in Microsoft Edge Stable Version

Microsoft has integrated a special Internet Explorer mode into the new Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser.

How to Enable Internet Explorer (IE) Mode in Microsoft Edge Stable Version

It sounds strange, but you can launch Internet Explorer inside of the new Microsoft Edge browser. The purpose of integrating Internet Explorer in the browser is to deal with site compatibility and other software issues.

The function is not enabled by default, but with a quick procedure, it is possible to enable the Internet Explorer (IE) Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium.

Enable Internet Explorer (IE) Mode in Microsoft Edge

1. Launch Microsoft Edge browser.

2. Next, you copy-paste the following address:


3. Using the drop-down change the settings from Default to IE Mode and then click on the Relaunch now button to apply the changes.

enable internet explorer integration in edge browser

4. After that, you need to search Microsoft Edge using start menu search and then right click, select Open File Location.

Here, you need to look for Microsoft Edge shortcut and then right click and select Properties.

In the Microsoft Edge Properties dialog box, you need to head over to the Target section. Here, you need to copy-paste  --ie-mode-test just after edge.exe. After making changes this is how it should look like:

how to modify microsoft edge target

Now close everything. At this point, you have successfully enabled IE Mode in Microsoft Edge browser.

Use IE Mode in Edge Browser

To see new Internet Explorer settings, you need to click on the (…) More action icon available on the upper right corner, select More Tools > Show this page with Internet Explorer.

how to enable Internet Explorer mode in Edge browser

When you open a webpage using Internet Explorer mode, a new tab will open in the Edge browser. Whenever you launch web page using the IE Mode, an Internet Explorer icon will appear in the address bar.

Keep in mind that whenever you launch Microsoft Edge browser, you will see a error message which reads:

You’re using an unsupported command-line flag –ie-mode-test. The poses stability and security risks” message”

Ignore this and feature will work flawlessly. It’s recommended that you should always use this feature if you want to do some testing.

this page is open in internet explorer mode

Note – In case, you’re if you try to use this mode and a quick dialog box giving an error message which reads “Can’t open this page with Internet Explorer mode“, then it seems like your device is not compatible to use this feature or you have to wait for next updates.

You might be interested in readingHow to Use Microsoft Edge Chromium and Edge Legacy Together

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