Is IE 11 Still In Preview? RRS feed

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  • Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with all patches

    I was forced to upgrade IE 8 as some of the sites I need to use no longer support it.  I decided to go straight to IE 11.  Unfortunately, many major sites (maps.yahoo.com, dice.com, etc.) do not work well with it and sometimes do not work at all.  Is it still in preview mode or is it fully released?

    Is IE 10 likely to have less compatibility problems?  If so, can I just uninstall IE 11 and then install IE 10?


    Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:23 PM

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  • Is IE 10 likely to have less compatibility problems?

    Perhaps but you can work around such symptoms using the Developer Tools, Emulation tab (F12, Ctrl-8).   A problem is that the IE11 User-Agent string no longer appears to be from a traditional MSIE browser.  E.g. it should appear to sites which are aware of modern web standards to be a new HTML5 capable browser.  Web developers have been informed about how they can make their sites work with IE11 with minimal change.  And if they are unwilling to do that Microsoft can help provide automatic overrides if they are made aware of such sites.



    Robert Aldwinckle

    Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:30 PM
  • >Web developers have been informed about how they can make their sites work with IE11 with minimal change.
    I realize that IE is the dominant browser but isn't it IE that should be backward compatible? 

    BTW, I dropped back to IE 10 and find it also has a load of problems with major web sites.  If I can't find a way to fix it I'll go back to IE 8 and install Crome or FireFox as well to handle the few sites that don't support IE 8 anymore.


    Monday, January 13, 2014 3:48 AM
  • I too wonder if IE 11 is still in preview mode. If not, is there a forum we should post in other than IE 11 Preview?

    My second comment is that Microsoft could not come up with a bigger-and-useless-breaking change than to remove the "MSIE" from the user-agent string for IE 11. Way to go Microsoft.

    Dan Randolph - My Code Samples List

    Monday, January 13, 2014 5:16 PM
  • I regressed to IE 10.  It has:

    HTTP_USER_AGENT=Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64;
    Trident/6.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729;
    Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.3; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C)

    Since I don't have IE 11 installed I can't check it.  You can see want is actually sent by going to:
    and clicking on Submit.


    Monday, January 13, 2014 5:50 PM