Microsoft Edge adds Internet Explorer mode in time for retirement, but why

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Microsoft Edge is adding a new Internet Explorer mode in time for Windows’ iconic browser retirement.

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According to a report by Review Geek, Microsoft Edge offers its users who still want to experience Internet Explorer the choice to use its new IE mode.

Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode

Internet Explorer mode on Windows 10 will be available on Microsoft’s Chromium-based web browser, Edge, until January 9, 2029, giving users up to seven years to get their hands on the retired browser by then. .

On the other hand, the old version of Windows, such as Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, only have until January 10 and 15, 2023, respectively. So their users will only have until next year to experience EI mode on Edge.

Microsoft Edge adds Internet Explorer mode in time for its death, but why

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MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 06: In this photo illustration Chrome browser shortcut from Google, the new web browser from Google Inc., seen next to Mozilla Firefox shortcut and Internet Explorer browser shortcut from Microsoft, on a computer portable.

That said, although Microsoft is already killing off its iconic Internet Explorer browser, those who still cling to Edge’s predecessor still have a few years to enjoy it.

Read also : Google Search is dropping old browser support for Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft recalls retirement of Internet Explorer

According to a recent history of beeping computer, Microsoft has reminded its users that the retirement of its Internet Explorer 11 browser is approaching on June 15, 2020.

The disappearance of IE 11 will then redirect its users to Microsoft Edge because its desktop application will be completely disabled, as well as its lack of support.

The tech giant announced the retirement of Internet Explorer on May 19, 2021, giving its users plenty of time to switch to another web browser before its retirement this year.

On top of that, Microsoft 365, along with other apps on Windows, have already ended their support for Internet Explorer 11 on August 17, 2021.

Microsoft said in its recent announcement to its users that “the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge”.

The tech giant also reminded its users that Internet Explorer would no longer be accessible through its desktop app after it was retired on June 15. Instead, the app will automatically open Microsoft Edge if a user attempts to access it.

How to enable Internet Explorer mode

The IE mode is accessible directly from the Microsoft Edge browser, specifies Bleeping Computer in the same report.

To enable IE, open Microsoft Edge and type this URL: “edge://settings/defaultbrowser” in its address bar.

After which, enable “Allow reloading of sites in Internet Explorer. Then, to apply the changes, restart the Edge browser.

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