The Microsoft Edge web browser is based on Chromium and was released on January 15, 2020. It is compatible with all supported versions of Windows, and macOS. With speed, performance, best in class compatibility for websites and extensions, and built-in privacy and security features, it's the only browser you'll ever need.
Some sites are built to work with Internet Explorer and have functionality that isn't supported by modern browsers such as Microsoft Edge. If you need to view one of these sites, you can use Internet Explorer Mode in Microsoft Edge.
Most sites work better on modern browsers. For better speed and security, it is recommended to only using Internet Explorer mode when necessary.
If the Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode option is set to Allow, you can open sites that require Internet Explorer in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode. To reload the page in Internet Explorer mode, select Settings and more > More tools > Reload in Internet Explorer mode. If this option is off, it won’t appear under More tools.
- Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge | Microsoft Support
- Microsoft Edge + Internet Explorer mode Getting Started guide (PDF)
- The dual engine advantage of Internet Explorer Mode | Windows IT Pro Blog
- Modernize security with Microsoft Edge and IE mode | Windows IT Pro Blog
EXAMPLE: Microsoft Edge | Internet Explorer mode and compatibility
EXAMPLE: "Reload in Internet Explorer mode" and "Exit Internet Explorer mode" context menu in Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) 3 dots menu icon, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on Default browser on the left side. (see screenshot below step 4)
If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.
Select Default, Allow, or Don't allow in the Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode drop menu for what you want. (see screenshot below)
Default = Microsoft Edge will show you options to Reload in Internet Explorer mode depending on your recent Internet Explorer usage.
Allow = You'll be allowed to reload a page in Internet Explorer mode by selecting Settings and more > Reload in Internet Explorer mode. You can also select Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode when you right-click on a tab, or choose Open link in new Internet Explorer mode tab when you right click on a link.
Don't allow = You won't have the option to Reload in Internet Explorer mode.
Click/tap on Restart to apply. (see screenshot below)
You can now close the Settings tab if you like.