Today, many users faced a problem with Google search when using Internet Explorer 11. The search results appear completely broken and aligned to the left in a narrow column. Luckily, we have figured out what is the cause of the issue and how to fix it!
The problem is with Internet Explorer 11 and its compatibility lists. Microsoft provides these compatibility lists and updates them automatically. Until recently, Google results were showing fine in Internet Explorer 11 but as of this writing, it shows the search results as follows:
Even some of the RSS feeds are displayed incorrectly by Internet Explorer 11 or not shown at all.
Well, the temporary solution is to disable the option to use Microsoft compatibility lists.
After that, Google search will work properly in Internet Explorer 11.
If you are not familiar how to change this setting, here are the steps on how to disable the compatibility lists feature.
- Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner of IE11:
- Select the Compatibility View Settings item in the drop-down menu. The following dialog will appear.
- Uncheck the "Use Microsoft compatibility lists" option:
That's it. Now Google's search results will be displayed correctly for you. For me, it also fixed the issue with RSS feeds displaying incorrectly in IE11 for a long time. We hope that Microsoft will update their compatibility lists soon and fix these issues.
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