Wednesday, November 2, 2016
I know. It’s not that bad. You’re getting used to it. It is eerily familiar, yet right when you start to feel comfortable, you find yourself in a foreign place wondering just how the hell you got there. It’s okay. You got this.
Of course I’m talking about Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge (and Internet Explorer 11).
It wasn’t too long ago that you were right at home with trusty old Windows 7 and, really, just about any iteration of internet explorer you could ever need or want. The Golden Years. Most online legacy apps were able to work just fine while even the hippest of updated third party sites were accommodating. Of course, with the introduction of Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge, Microsoft decided to take a stand. Either adapt, or be left behind.
GREAT, NOW WHAT?!?!?!
I’ll show you…
For FULL emulation, you’ll want to use the decimal values that allow loading a page in the desired browser regardless of DOCTYPE. Example: A web app needs Internet Explorer 9. The decimal value used should be “9999” as reflected above.
Here’s where the decimal values can be set:
First, open the registry editor. To do this, press WINDOWS key + R key to bring up the RUN box. Second, type REGEDIT and press ENTER.
Drill down into the registry for both 32 bit and 64 bit:
You’ll want to RIGHT-CLICK and create a new DWORD value. Name it “iexplore.exe”. Without the quotation marks, of course :).
Then, you’ll want to modify the DWORD decimal value to any aforementioned decimal value for both 32 bit and 64 bit. Again, for Example: A web app needs Internet Explorer 9. The decimal value used should be “9999” as reflected above:
After the reboot, Internet Explorer will emulate and function as the selected version.
Welcome to your NEW old-school Internet Explorer life!
by: Michael Schneider