Google Search Got New Interface in IE11 on Windows 8.1, Try NOW
If you are using recently released Windows 8.1 RTM in your computer, here is a great chance for you to enjoy a new exclusive interface of Google Search which can be tested in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) web browser only.
The default and built-in web browser of Windows 8.1 operating system i.e. Internet Explorer 11 shows a special interface of Google Search page which can't be accessed using any other web browser.
Confused? OK. Here is the story! Recently we shared on our social network pages that IE11 on Windows 8.1 breaks Google Search page interface. When you open google.com and search for something, the search result page opens broken as shown in following screenshot:
Actually it happens because Internet Explorer tries to open Google Search page using compatibility mode.
To fix this issue, you just need to disable Internet Explorer's built-in compatibility list and everything will work fine.
Open Internet Explorer and click on "Tools -> Compatibility View settings" option.
It'll open a new window. Now uncheck "Use Microsoft compatibility lists" option and click on Close button.
That's it. It'll disable the built-in compatibility list of Internet Explorer and Google Search will work fine in IE11.
If you were facing similar layout problems with any other website, this method will fix that issue too.
Microsoft will release a fix for this problem soon. Once the fix is released, you can re-enable compatibility lists option in IE11.
PS: If you don't want to disable compatibility lists option, you can edit the compatibility list file in Notepad and remove Google.com entries from the file. Just open Notepad and open following file:
Thanks to our friend and longtime AskVG reader "Ramesh Kumar" for sharing this tip...
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