Microsoft recently retired their age-old legacy browser Internet Explorer from their Operating system. But still, many companies can’t work well with their modern counterpart Microsoft Edge. That’s why Microsoft still kept their old Internet Explorer engine in Microsoft Edge browser so that anyone who needs a legacy engine can do their works. They made a separate mode called IE mode in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Microsoft added various features and similarities between the two browser engines to make the transition from IE to Edge as smooth as possible for the user, after all, you should not be disturbed while working.
Microsoft posted a blog post, about all advantages of the Internet Explorer mode. This contains a list of functions; you can find what functions are supported in this mode and which are not.
These functions can be used in IE mode in Edge:
- ActiveX controls
- Browser helper objects
- All document modes
- All enterprise modes
- IE settings and group policies related to Protected Mode and Security Zones
- F12 Developer Tools for IE
- Microsoft Edge extensions
And the following functions are not available:
- Internet Explorer toolbars
- Microsoft Edge F12 Developer Tools
- IE settings and group policies related to the navigation menu, search engines and home page