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IE8 and IE9 Compatibility Mode

posted Feb 27, 2012, 8:43 PM by Ryan Vis
The information below is copied from Google support

Using Internet Explorer with Compatibility View enabled:

Internet Explorer has a Compatibility View, a feature that affects how some websites are displayed. If Compatibility View is enabled for google.com, it may cause some Google Mail features to display incorrectly. So, we suggest that you remove google.com from your list of sites that have Compatibility View enabled to ensure that Gmail displays correctly. To do this, follow the steps below:

For IE8

  1. Open the Tools menu at the top of your browser and select Compatibility View Settings.
  2. Select 'google.com' under 'Websites you've added to Compatibility View'.
  3. Click Remove.
When you close the Settings window, the page you're on will refresh and display in normal IE8 mode.
If you don't see google.com listed or if these steps don't help you resolve the problem, please make sure your computer has the latest Windows updates.

For IE9

  1. Right-click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Select Command bar.
  3. Open the Tools menu near the top of your browser and select Compatibility View Settings.
  4. Select 'google.com' under 'Websites you've added to Compatibility View'.
  5. Click Remove.
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