Monday, May 30, 2011

Gmail formatting in Internet Explorer 9

Experiencing the following Gmail formatting issue in Internet Explorer 9?


















The problem is caused by IE9's compatibility mode feature, turning this off resolves the issue. You might not find the IE9 compatibility mode icon in the address bar though for some reason (in my case anyway) - here's a quick fix;
  • In IE9, while logged into your Gmail maibox, hit F12
  • Choose Browser Mode: IE9 on the bottom toolbar
  • Choose Internet Explorer 9
Voila - you should now be seeing your mailbox with the formatting corrected;

24 comments:

  1. Brilliant !!! You saved the day. Now to figure out why my links wont open...like google calander from the gmail screen, or opening new tabs for photo albums on Facebook....it gives me a white screen. Any thoughts?

    Mike

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  2. This is exactly what I needed. Thanks so much. I was getting so irritated with gmail not working. Woo-Who

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  3. Its working.. Gr8
    Ajay

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  4. Hey, you are brilliant. How did you know this ?
    Atul (S. Korea).

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  5. You ROCK!! My husband has been complaining for weeks about the screen appearance in his gmail, now I look like a computer wizz :P

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  6. how to save this setting? Thanks

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  7. Tnx,I didn't know this option but it solved my problem.

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  8. This is great! Saved me the bother of reinstalling IE8 as I was really getting flustered with Gmail and IE9. Thanks!

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  9. OMG...this was so simple...thx so much for saving me from spending hours digging.
    I did not know how good I had it working for a bank w/great tech support, until I had to leave...thx again

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  10. Thank you. Without people like you the rest of us would just be swimming around in the murky waters of IE

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  11. Once again, let me add another 'you are brilliant.' Only wasted 20 minutes after downloading new IE9. Probably a record for my solving new app issues.

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  12. Many many thanks. It was very frastrating to use it as it was displayed.

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  13. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

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  14. How can I save this setting?
    Once log-out the issue come out again!

    Thanks

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  15. It finally works normally again!! :-) THANKS!

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  16. Whoever you are, you are the best!!! You know more than the google folks and their stupid FAQs...u rock man, problem solved

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  17. I have turned it off, but everytime I go back to GMail, it's back in compatibility mode and I have to turn it off again. Grrrrrrr....

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  18. Thank-you...I have never posted anything online and this has been troubling me for weeks, so I feel the need to cyber-hug you!

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  19. I and several others report the following:

    I have turned it off, and everything looks good.

    But everytime I go back to GMail (say after reboting the computer), GMail is back in compatibility mode and I have to turn it off again.

    So the next big question is:
    HOW DO I GET THE-COOL-FIX TO STICK???

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  20. Same issue, IE9 always uses Compatibility View in Gmail now. I can fix it manually but the very next time I go to Gmail, it's back to Compatibility View.

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  21. Hello,

    It doesn't work on my gmail :(
    I hate it...

    thanks in advance for all help

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