Enable IE mode in Microsoft Edge

The new Microsoft Edge is built on the Chromium engine, and will officially launch on January 15th 2020.

With their move to the new Chromium engine for Microsoft Edge, they have added an ability to open web sites in Internet Explorer mode in a new tab directly inside the Edge browser. Internet Explorer mode allows users to navigate seamlessly from a modern web application to one that requires legacy HTML or plugins. You’ll no longer need a “two-browser” solution.

How to enable IE mode in Microsoft Edge

  1. Download Microsoft Edge Chromium Dev from the Microsoft Edge Insider Channels
  2. Type edge://flags/#edge-internet-explorer-integration into the address bar of Edge.
  3. Enable the flag Enable IE Integration by selecting IE Mode from the drop down list next to the flag’s name.
  4. Restart Microsoft Edge when prompted
  5. Right-click on the Microsoft Edge Dev icon on the desktop and select Properties from the context menu.
  6. Modify the Target text box value by adding the --ie-mode-test option after “…\msedge.exe”
  7. Now, launch Microsoft Edge Edge Chromium using the modified shortcut. You’ll find a new menu option in More tools > Open sites in Internet Explorer mode option

Now Edge will open a new tab in Internet Explorer mode once the above option is selected (an info bar will say All sites in this tab will be opened in Internet Explorer mode).

Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge