Microsoft has integrated a special Internet Explorer mode into the new Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser.
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 mode. You can try this feature on the latest versions of both Microsoft Edge 18.104.22.168 (Dev). The same is also available in the Microsoft Edge 22.214.171.124 (Canary).
Update: June 8, 2019 – There’s a flag to enable the feature in Edge 126.96.36.199 (dev) but it is not working yet. Also, when users try to use this mode a quick dialog box giving an error message which reads “Can’t open this page with Internet Explorer mode“, it means you have to wait for next updates.
Update: July 11, 2019 – Starting with Chromium Edge build 188.8.131.52 (Dev Channel) the Internet Explorer Mode is working.
Update: July 25, 2019 – IE Mode is Removed from Chromium Edge, as the feature is intended only for internal debugging purposes and now is available for Microsoft Edge Enterprise version. Source
Enable Internet Explorer mode on the new 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.
4. 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.
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.
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.
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