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Published on 06.11.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable Compatibility View in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable Internet Explorer’s Compatibility View in Windows 7.

This policy controls the Compatibility View feature, which allows users to fix Web site display problems they may encounter while browsing.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to use the Compatibility View button or manage the Compatibility View sites list.

If you disable this policy setting or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to use the Compatibility View button and manage the Compatibility View sites list.

Disable IE’s Compatibility View

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Internet Explorer, and then select Compatibility View in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Turn off Compatibility View in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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  1. Bud Jamison says:

    After searching MANY other sites, THIS was the only one with the right info that I needed! Thanks!

  2. I need someone to disable the compatibility view, so TuneUp one click maintenace can work. it doesn’t work with it on, and its on my facebook.com / TMontgomery2108@roadrunner.com / Terri L Montgomery; can you help me please?

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