08-26-2013, 08:26 AM #1
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I had to revert back to 8.0 on my Surface RT because when logged in, CRM Dynamics was showing a "mobile express" version of the site after logging in, compared with the full version you get on RT 8.0 and normal Windows 8 etc. The site was basically unusable since it lacked all of its normal functionality.
I had a chat with Microsoft support and they said this was something they were working on, they had had a few complaints of IE11 giving people mobile versions of sites.
Has anyone else had similar issues with 8.1?
08-29-2013, 09:01 AM #4
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1. Navigate to the website that isn't displaying properly.
2. In Internet Explorer (desktop), tap and hold on the bar at the top (or right click).
3. Tap on "Menu bar" so it's highlighted and there is a tick by it. A menu with File, Edit, View, Favourites, Tools and Help should appear.
4. Go to tools and open "Compatibility View Settings". "Add this website" should have the domain of the site you've visited already filled, so click "Add".
5. Close the windows then refresh the website that wasn't displaying properly. It should hopefully now display as it should.
- 08-29-2013, 12:53 PM #6
IE 11 sends a User-Agent string designed to look a lot more like Firefox/Chrome/Safari, so that web sites stop serving it content designed for IE6 that doesn't work properly now that IE implements many more of the W3C standards. They've put 'like Gecko' into the string - a lot of websites use this to detect one of the other browsers. It's quite likely that badly-coded websites or web front-ends are doing the same thing that caused all the problems in the early 2000s when IE6 basically had no competition: using the User-Agent string to decide what content to send to the browser. At a guess, some piece of the User-Agent string is making the server code think that you're using an iPhone.
Sites and web applications should instead be using feature tests to decide whether to use a feature, and not assuming that the presence of any one feature implies the presence of another.
The 'immersive' (formerly-known-as-Metro) version of IE11 doesn't have a Compatibility View button, but the 'desktop' version does, and any change you make in the desktop version is reflected in the immersive one.
(Posted in IE11 Preview/Windows 7)
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