Click here to Skip to main content
15,114,611 members
Articles / Operating Systems / Windows
Technical Blog
Posted 3 Oct 2013

Tagged as

Stats

17.6K views

Add *subdomains* to the Compatibility View List

Rate me:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
5.00/5 (1 vote)
3 Oct 2013CPOL1 min read
How to add subdomains to the compatibility view list

If you try to add “something.mysite.com” to the Compatibility List via IE’s Internet Options, you’re met with an error and your only recourse is to add the full domain, “mysite.com” to the list instead – which might not be ideal if the rest of mysite.com works great, but only something.mysite.com has compatibility issues.

However, there is a way to add just the subdomain to the compatibility list once you understand how the CL works. I’ll spare you those details and get right to the nitty gritty. Before I do, though, make sure you do not have Compatibility View turned on for the entire domain.

The secret lies in how a company can manage its own compatibility lists: via Group Policy.

To add the problematic subdomain (something.mysite.com) to your CL, do the following (you must be an Administrator on your machine in order to perform the following operations):

Start the Group Policy editor by going to Start | Run (or Window + R) and typing ‘gpedit.msc’:

image

Navigate to Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Internet Explorer \ Compatibility View and choose Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites:

image

Double-click the option, and set it up as shown:

image

Logout and log back in to your PC and you’ll see that now mmysite.com won’t use Compatibility Mode, but something.mysite.com will! Enjoy!

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Share

About the Author

BC3Tech
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I'm a Sr. Software Engineer in the Seattle area primarily focused on serverless technologies in the cloud. In my free time I enjoy hiking & other adventures with my family around the Puget Sound and the country! You can find out more about me at my homepage: http://bc3.tech/brandonh

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralImages are not displayed Pin
Athari4-Oct-13 3:03
MemberAthari4-Oct-13 3:03 
GeneralRe: Images are not displayed Pin
BC3Tech4-Oct-13 8:05
MemberBC3Tech4-Oct-13 8:05 
Thanks for pointing that out. The CP editors have resolved this, I believe.

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.