I came across an issue today where Internet Explorer was rendering my development environment in IE7 emulation mode.
Turns out this was because I was running the site on
http://exampledev (as opposed to
http://localhost, what I usually use). Internet Explorer then decides it must be an intranet site (thus assuming it is old) and runs it in compatibility mode.
To disable this behaviour:
- Go to the Settings Cog > Compatibility View settings.
Uncheck the “Display intranet sites in Compatibility View”
- If you do require some intranet sites to run in Compatibility View, you can add them in the “Add this website” box above.
- Click “Close” and the page will automatically reload in the default Edge mode.