In our environment we try to have a newer/fresher set of web applications, but
some are simply too old to upgrade. They like running in the pre-Microsoft Silverlight days of old Active-X controls and scripted Java. But Internet Explorer needed to move forward, and with version 8 was introduced a feature called “Compatibility View” which reverts back to older IE6/7 style page handling.
So what’s the big deal here? Well, in mixed-legacy environments some standard Windows administrators set the following as a default – Display Intranet sites in Compatibility View. That makes older Sharepoint sites happy. Makes old web software happy.
Makes new software go from this:
So, the fix is as simple as unchecking that box for [ ] Display Intranet sites in Compatibility View, and specifically adding only those URI’s (web addresses/URLs) that actually require the original browser “old” security model.
Otherwise, you’ll see more pages like this:
- How can I force IE10/9 into both Compatibility View and IE8 Document Mode? (stackoverflow.com)
- Knowledge Base: Force-Disable Compatibility View in IE (oljohn79.wordpress.com)