Disable Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer


Directions for disabling Compatibility Mode in Internet Explorer 11

Why should I disable this?

Compatibility View / Mode was introduced in Internet Explorer 8 to help existing content continue to work with Internet Explorer 7, giving time for developers to updated their content to support newer web standards. In previous versions of Internet Explorer the Compatibility View button would attempt to fix a broken standards-based website, by getting the page to appear like it did in Internet Explorer 7. Today however, many standards-based websites are broken by attempting to appear like they did in Internet Explorer 7. (from SonicWall)


  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. Click the Tools icon in the upper right corner (looks like a gear)
  3. Click Compatibility View Settings
  4. Remove any Bellevue College websites listed in Websites You've Added to Compatibility View
    • To remove, select websites and click the Remove button
  5. Uncheck Display intranet websites in compatibility view
  6. Click Close
  7. Refresh the webpage
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