How to Enable IE Mode in Microsoft Chromium Edge (Dev Channel)

Microsoft’s latest browser based on Chromium offers various useful features and options. While all the features of the browser are quite helpful, many of them are worth mentioning. And once such feature we found in the browser is the Internet Explorer Mode or IE Mode.

How to Enable IE Mode in Microsoft Chromium Edge (Dev Channel)

With the help of this feature, users will be able to automatically load various sites using Internet Explorer rendering engine in Microsoft Edge. It works like a compatibility mode to load certain web pages that require technologies like Browser Helper Object or ActiveX to avoid compatibility issue.

Now that you know about this feature, the chances are that you want to use this feature, right? Since IE Mode is an experimental feature, you have to enable it using experimental flags. But there’s a problem

Previously, just by enabling the IE Mode it was possible to start using the feature. But starting with the latest update, the company removed this feature from the browser. Its because the company makes Edge IE Mode feature in Chromium as an Enterprise-only feature, Sean Lyndersay confirmed this via Tweet. This means IE Mode will be able only in the Enterprise version of Chromium Edge.

In another tweet made by Sean Lyndersay, he shared a quick workaround or you can say an additional step which you can follow to re-enable IE Mode in Edge Chromium (Dev Channel).

In case, you’re not using the enterprise version of the Microsoft Edge Chromium and want to use it; then it is possible to enable IE Mode in Edge Chromium in Dev Channel. In upcoming lines, learn how to do that.

Enable Internet Explorer Mode in Chromium Edge

1. Launch Edge Chromium browser (Dev Channel) on your Windows PC.

2. Next, In the address bar, you need to type: edge://flags/#edge-internet-explorer-integration and hit enter.

ie mode edge flags

After that, using the drop-down change the settings from Default to IE Mode and then click on the Restart button to enable the flag.

3. Right-click on the Edge Chromium shortcut on your computer and select Properties.

open file location microsoft edge dev

Alternatively, If you have deleted the Edge Chromium Shortcut from the desktop, then search it using Start menu search bar and when the same result appears in the search result, right-click and select Open File Location.

This will take you to the following folder:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

In the Program folder, you need to find Microsoft Edge Dev. Here, make right-click on it select Properties.

4. The Edge Chromium dialogue box will open. Here, you need to add –ie-mode-test with space next to the Target tab so that it becomes:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --ie-mode-test 

and then click on OK to apply the changes. At this point, you have enabled the IE Mode in Edge Chromium.

5. To load webpages in IE Mode in Microsoft Edge Chromium, here’s what you need to do:

Visit webpage which you want to open in IE Mode and then click on the (…) Setting and More icon and select More Tools > Open Sites in Internet Explorer Mode.

Open Sites in Internet Explorer Mode

Once you select “Open Sites in Internet Explorer mode”the page will show you a message which reads “All sites in this tab will be opened in Internet Explorer mode.”

To test other sites in IE Mode, you can either replace the current site address with a new one or select the same option in the Edge More Tools.

Why don’t you try Internet Explorer Mode in Edge Chromium? Find this feature handy? What are your thoughts about this feature, we would like to hear from you in the comments? Also, If you have any doubts regarding any of the solutions, feel free to ask any queries in the comments.

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By Viney Dhiman

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