Chromium Edge now has Internet Explorer Mode. Here’s how to enable it

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 76.0.176.0 (Dev). The same is also available in the Microsoft Edge 76.0.182.0 (Canary).

Enable Internet Explorer mode on the new Microsoft Edge

1 . Launch Microsoft Edge browser.

2. Next, you copy-paste following address:

edge://flags/#edge-internet-explorer-integration

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

edge internet explorer integration flag

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.

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.

internet explorer mode in edge browser

It seems like the feature requires 20H1 or virtualization hardware to run properly. Its because when I tried to use this feature, a dialog box giving error message which reads “Can’t open this page with Internet Explorer mode

As you can check in above screenshot, the feature is working fine for Jeremy Sinclair, so you can also try your luck.

What are your thoughts about Internet Explorer mode for Microsoft Edge browser? We would like to hear from you in the comments.

Source: Jeremy Sinclair (Twitter)

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