Enable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer

Some websites that were designed for older browsers may not display or work correctly in Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8).  IE 8 includes a Compatibility View feature that helps display these websites as they were designed to appear.

To enable Compatibility View for affected websites, follow these steps:

  1. Open the website that is does not display correctly or that does not work correctly in IE 8.
  2. Click the Compatibility View button that is located directly to the right side of the address bar, next to the Refresh button.

  • You can also turn on Compatibility View from the Tools Menu in IE 8.

Compatibility View can be toggled on and off via that button.  The setting will be remembered for the site on that computer until it's changed.  You will need to repeat the steps above for each site that does not display correctly.