Edge IE Site List settings (manually)

May 2, 2022 in Frequently Asked Questions

Assuming you have “administrative” access to your local PC to make changes to the Windows registry, there is a manual method to configure the Edge browser for IE mode use if you’re an advanced user and feel comfortable changing the Windows registry. You can either make a series of manual registry entries using the Windows “Regedit” tool, or you can build a .reg file and execute it on your local machine to make the appropriate Windows registry settings. The following methods are technical and do have a level of risk for an inexperienced user not familiar with making Windows registry changes. If in doubt suggest you seek assistance from your IT support team.

To manually create a .reg file use the Notepad tool (or equivalent) to create a file e.g. EdgeCompatPolicies.reg

Use the settings below on a new line per command before saving the file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Should you need to set IE to open tabs rather than new windows in Edge, you can also use the same approach above. Either make a manual registry edit, or create a .reg file with the registry command below and run it.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing]

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