• Internet Explorer 8 & 9 Compatibility Mode

    You may have recently upgraded your Web browser to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 or 9 and noticed that some of the websites you now visit, including our website at Denton ISD, appear to look or act differently.


    This is because Microsoft includes a “Compatibility mode” with these versious which helps compensate for the way Web code and programs from earlier versions are handled within the browser.  The purpose of Compatibility View is to help make Web sites that are designed for older browsers look better in Internet Explorer 8 and 9.


    Symptoms of Incompatibility

    When visiting Web sites or applications with the Internet Explorer 8 or 9 browser, you may experience any of the following:

    ·    Menus, images, or texts are in the wrong positions on some Web sites.

    ·    Some Web site features do not work.

    ·    You receive script error messages on some Web sites.

    ·    Internet Explorer stops working or crashes on some Web sites.

    Known Incompatability with Schoolwires Centricity 2 (Denton ISD)

    While Microsoft suggests enabling Compatibility mode for all websites, currently Schoolwires/Centricity 2 (our website application) does not support Internet Explorer 8 or 9 in Compatibility mode.


    To continue to use Denton ISD – you will need to disable Compatibility mode in order for the website to display correctly.


    Turning Off IE8 Compatibility View Mode

    1. Begin by opening your Internet Explorer 8 Web browser and clicking on Tools.

    IE 8

    2. If Compatibility View is checked, click on Compatibility View to remove the check, which turns off Compatibility View.


    IE 8

    The page will reload in the IE8 Web browser with the Compatibility View turned off.

    If Compatibility View is grayed out as shown below, a change must be made in Compatibility View Settings.


    IE 8


    Turning Off Display All Websites in Compatibility View

    1. Begin by opening your Internet Explorer 8 Web browser and clicking on Tools.

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    2. Click on Compatibility View Settings.

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    A Compatibility View Settings window will open, showing the current settings for the Compatibility View mode.


    3. Select dentonisd.org and click the Remove button to remove this site from Compatibility View.

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    4. In Display all websites in Compatibility View, click on the arrow to remove the check.

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    Removing the arrow will allow you to make changes to the previously grayed areas. You may also remove the other checks if you would like.


    5. To save your settings, click on Close.

    IE 8
    Click here to learn how to turn off Capatibilty mode for IE9.

    To determine the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer.

    2. Click the Help menu, and then click About Internet Explorer.

    3. Next to Version, the first number that appears (example: 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9) indicates the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer


    For additional information, visit Microsoft Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960321