Sites in compatibility mode

We have created a group policy which automatically displays some sites in ‘compatibility view’ for those computers which are joined to the domain where users log in with domain credentials.

This is to help sites like firefly and eshop work without problems.  If there is another site where people in your area are being asked to run the site in compatibility mode, let us know and we will see if it’s possible to also add that site or sites to our list.

For individual sites that run better in compatibility mode, see our blog on adding them to your own computer’s compatibility list here

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Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode for sites that don’t work correctly

Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode for sites that don’t work correctly in the updated version.  Let’s face it, there are a lot of sites that don’t work properly in new browsers when they come out.  For Internet Explorer there is a simple solution called compatibility mode.

For IE 11:

To add a site to the Compatibility View list

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.
  3. Under Add this website, enter the URL of the site you want to add to the list, and then tap or click Add.

For IE 11 on Windows 7:

To add a site to the Compatibility View list

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button Tools, and then tap or click Compatibility View settings.
  3. Under Add this website, enter the URL of the site you want to add to the list, and then tap or click Add.

For IE 8, 9 and 10:

To turn on Compatibility View

  1. See if the Compatibility View button Compatibility View button appears in the Address bar. (If you don’t see the button, there’s no need to turn on Compatibility View.)
  2. Tap or click the Compatibility View button Compatibility View button to display the site in Compatibility View.

Windows 8:

This function is only available if you are running IE in desktop mode, not metro mode

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Thanks to Microsoft for the details so I didn’t have to hunt down images of all those little icons.

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How do I send to more than one person?

We talked in a previous post about easiest ways to address an email.  You can read that post here if you missed it.  The question now is, what if I want to send the email to more than one person.

If you are using the type the person’s name in the blank method mentioned before just hit ; (semicolon) and start typing the next person’s name.  For example:

William Goodrich Wally Murphy

in the To: line tells the mail program you want to sent this message to both Wally and I.  No sweat.  You can of course, still use the address book function and keep finding and adding people that way, but it’s more work than this way if you know the first and last name of who you want to email.

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