F12 Developer Tools reload in incorrect mode in Internet Explorer 11


Consider the following scenario:
  • You open URLs that are configured to load in Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode. 
  • The F12 Developer Tools are opened after the page loads.  
In this scenario, the applied document mode may unexpectedly revert to IE5 document mode.


To work around the issue, refresh the page after you run the F12 Developer Tools. Then, the page will reload in the correct document mode.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

This issue does not occur if you do not use the F12 Developer Tools.

Article ID: 3081777 - Last Review: 10 Aug 2015 - Revision: 1