Home » Guides » Personalization »

Published on 06.11.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Compatibility View Button in Internet Explorer

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

This policy controls the Compatibility View button which appears on the command bar. This button 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.

If you disable this policy setting, users will be able to use the Compatibility View button.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to use the Compatibility View button.

Disable IE’s Compatibility View Button

  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.

    disable-ie-compatibility-view-button-1

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

    disable-ie-compatibility-view-button-2

Still need help? Ask your computer question now.

Related Guides:

One Response to “Disable the Compatibility View Button in Internet Explorer”

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

  1. dinath says:

    mail will not open correctly

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with MAXIMUMpcguides.com. All other products mentioned are registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXIMUMpcguides IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage or data loss to your computer from using this web site. All information on MAXIMUMpcguides is provided on an AS IS basis with NO WARRANTIES.

Copyright 2006-2016 Brent Trahan. All rights reserved.