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Microsoft (How To) Running Microsoft Edge in IE Mode
Microsoft is retiring Internet Explorer (IE) on Windows 10 on June 15, 2022. Internet Explorer users will be transitioned to using Microsoft's Edge browser (Chromium-based). Internet Explorer Mode (IE Mode) in Microsoft Edge is a feature that lets you keep using websites that still require Internet Explorer. When a website loads in Internet Explorer mode, the IE logo indicator displays on the left side of the navigation bar. You can click the IE logo to display additional information.
Internet Explorer Mode has been enabled on UWM-managed Windows devices. To open a website in Internet Explorer Mode in Microsoft Edge, do one of the following actions:
- With the website you want to view in Internet Explorer Mode open, click the Settings and more (ellipses …) button in the upper right corner and select, Reload in Internet Explorer mode.
- Right-click on the tab for the website you want to view in Internet Explorer Mode and select, Reload tab in Internet Explorer mode.
- Right-click on a link on a website in Microsoft Edge and select, Open link in new Internet Explorer mode tab.
Websites that are opened in Internet Explorer Mode may present an option to enable them to open in Internet Explorer Mode next time. Selecting this option sets Microsoft Edge to open that website in Internet Explorer Mode for the next 30 days. If you encounter a website that needs to be used in Internet Explorer Mode for longer than 30 days, contact the UWM Help desk to submit your request. The list of websites configured by you in your Microsoft Edge profile to use Internet Explorer Mode can be viewed and managed by visiting edge://settings/defaultBrowser.
Using a tool provided by Microsoft, IT professionals were able to determine some specific websites that departments visit and still need to access via Internet Explorer. IT professionals have created rules to automatically load these sites in Internet Explorer Mode. This configuration applies specifically to UWM-managed Windows devices when you are logged in to Microsoft Edge with your UWM Microsoft 365 account. IT Professionals can add and remove websites from this list as needed.
To make sure the automatic Internet Explorer Mode configuration is applied to you, verify that you are logged into Microsoft Edge with your UWM Microsoft 365 account. (Your computer may have already logged into Microsoft Edge with your UWM Microsoft 365 account automatically.) To verify this, select the profile image in the Microsoft Edge browser taskbar which is in the upper right corner of your browser next to the Settings and more (ellipses …) menu. If it shows your UWM email address, you are logged in with your UWM Microsoft 365 account. If it does not show your UWM email address, select Sign in to sync data. Choose Work or school account and log in with you UWM credentials. If prompted to Stay signed in to all your apps, uncheck the box to Allow my organization to manage my device and click OK. This will limit the frequency of Microsoft apps requesting you to login. (You can also select the No, sign into this app only option to limit your login to Microsoft Edge.)
Logging in to Microsoft Edge with your UWM Microsoft 365 account provides additional benefits such as synced favorites and settings that will be available in Edge on other devices, the Microsoft 365 section of the default start page which offers quick access to recently used Microsoft 365 files and being automatically signed into Microsoft 365 web applications such as SharePoint, OneDrive, and Outlook.