At build 2019, Microsoft announced “Internet Explorer mode” for enterprises. There is a perception that end users can also be able to test IE mode in new Edge Chromium browser for certain websites, this may or may not happen, but you can now able to open pages in Internet Explorer right from within new Edge browser, which classic Edge already supports and allows, here is how.
If you don’t know, EdgeHTML allows to open websites in Internet Explorer, for that, visit a webpage, click on menu > More tools and select “Open with Internet explorer, that page will then open in IE. The same experience is now available in Edge Chromium browser if you enable IE Integration experimental feature.
Open websites from new Microsoft Edge in Internet Explorer browser
1. Update Edge Canary to 22.214.171.124 and visit edge://flags page
2. Search for IE and for “Enable IE Integration flag”, select “Enabled” and restart the browser.
Now visit any website such as Bing.com in browser, click on Ellipsis> More tools > Show this page using Internet Explorer
Bing website will now open in Internet Explorer browser.
But Internet Explorer mode promised for Edge browser by MS is different, not this. Rather than confusing enterprise customers and end users with two browsers, i.e Edge HTML for modern web apps and Internet Explorer for legacy web apps, Microsoft said it will release IE mode that allows us to access both modern and old websites from a single Edge browser based on Chromium.
We’re expecting the feature to be available soon, at least for enterprise customers.