Question: Can I make IE8 emulate like IE7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by sam3971, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if I can force IE8 to render like it was IE7? I have an add-on that does not like IE8 but I knoticed that if I go to the Dev Tools in IE8 and select "Browse IE7" it works but I cannot figure out how to save that change so I don't have to change it everytime? Please any help would be great. Sorry if this is in the wrong section.
     
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  2. SoLoR

    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    yes its called compatibility view. As far as i know, this can be set by domain and it also get saved like that, not sure if you can force it globaly.
     
  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Actually it is not that. I have tried that but it did not do anything. I actually changed a setting in the developer tools to get it to work. It was "Browse Mode", I changed that from IE8 to IE7 and it worked but it does not save that option upon close and reopen.
     
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    SoLoR MDL Expert

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    Hm compatibility view should make page reder with old engine (however not sure if its ie7 or ie6, i do think its 7). Might be that thing you where changing is useragent that IE reports to the sites, however that option alone should not make IE render with old engine. That option should just turn on certain HTML extensions for certain browser at the end its still up to browser to render them properly. Thats why so many HTML developers are complaining about IE and their own not standard HTML extensions.
     
  5. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    That could be all I know is that IE8 has both engines in it and the IE8 has quite a bit of issues that were not in IE7. That is how the devtools can change between the 2.
     
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    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Well I found that the reason it has that option for IE7/IE8 rendering is because it can help site developers that were not ready for the switch. I still have not been able to figure out if it can be saved in IE7 rendering though.
     
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