howto: disable compatibility view in the .net client

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i recently setup a Xibo digital signage solution for a small local business and needed to use Windows instead of Ubuntu. during the layout setup, i realized that a website that i created to host the store info as well as the local weather using a iframe from forecast.io, was not displaying correctly. i could use it in IE, but not from within the Xibo client. i came to the conclusion that compatibility view was enabled. i checked the settings in IE, but found it wasn’t enabled. i did some searching and found a way to force IE to not use compatibility view using the following meta tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />

from the MSDN page

Edge mode tells Windows Internet Explorer to display content in the highest mode available, which actually breaks the “lock-in” paradigm. With Internet Explorer 8, this is equivalent to IE8 mode. If a (hypothetical) future release of Internet Explorer supported a higher compatibility mode, pages set to Edge mode would appear in the highest mode supported by that version; however, those same pages would still appear in IE8 mode when viewed with Internet Explorer 8.

it worked for me and the page was able to load in Xibo without any further issues.

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Discussion

  1. Pat says:

    How can did meta tag be applied and where in Xibo? Many thanks

  2. BillyBob says:

    I believe Pat is trying to ask where to insert the meta tag. It seems that if you just paste it before the meta tag you suggest before the iframe to embed forecast.io, it has no effect. Can you copy and paste your embedded HTML? That would be a huge help! Thanks!

    • Brian says:

      I placed it in the head tag of the html page… ie <head><meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=edge” /></head>.

  3. Will says:

    Hi Brian,

    I think the question Pat was trying to ask was, where and how do you apply the meta tag fix in Xibo.

    I have a similar issue where all of a sudden, I can’t login to a website while in Xibo but can login outside of Xibo in a regular explorer window.

    Thank you!!!

    • Brian says:

      The meta tag should be nested within the head tag of your HTML page, like the following “<head><meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=edge” /></head>.”.

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