Getting Internet Explorer to work properly

The Web Starter Kit was created to be used by Modern Web Browsers, which are freely available for download.  This is primarily to take advantage of modern browsers ability to handle responsive designs via javascript.  CSS and HTML 5. Some times Internet Explorer is configured to operate like Internet Explorer 7 (released in 2006)

Many UCSF desktops have Internet Explorer 8 installed, but it's configured to view the web as Internet Explorer 7. So that legacy web applications will run "normally".

There is an easy fix for this.

  1. In your browser menu go to "tools," select "developer tools" or "F12 Developer Tools"
  2. In top-most menu toggle off of "Compatibility mode" or IE 7 and onto IE 8 or 9.