How to Solve Internet Explorer’s Compatibility Issue

IE 7 has the Web standards for rendering HTML elements, in contrast to the previous versions that had a plethora of standard-related issues. However, most Web developers had to hack their source code in “illegal” ways so that their rendering would not be broken.

Many sites you will visit on the World Wide Web have still not updated their code, and will be rendered horribly, with fonts and links askew. A registry hack can allow you to display such sites in IE7 with IE6’s default behavior. To do so..

Go to Start > Run, type regedit and press [Enter].

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent.

Right-click on the white space and select New > String Value.

Name the string Version. Right-click on the new value and select Modify.

Insert MSIE 6.0, close the registry editor and restart IE. All sites will now be rendered properly.

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February 4, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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