Internet, Networking, & Security Web Development How to View the HTML Source Code in Internet Explorer By Jennifer Kyrnin Freelance Contributor Jennifer Kyrnin is a professional web developer who assists others in learning web design, HTML, CSS, and XML. our editorial process LinkedIn Jennifer Kyrnin Updated February 26, 2020 Wutthichai Luemuang / EyeEm / Getty Images Web Development CSS & HTML Web Design SQL Tweet Share Email Although Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser has long been superseded by Microsoft Edge, this venerable browser—now on version 11—still makes an appearance, usually in corporate environments where legacy web-based software was hard-coded for IE support. Displaying HTML Source Lifewire With Internet Explorer, as with most browsers including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, use the Ctrl+U hotkey to reveal the source of the webpage. The source is a fancy way of saying that the browser will display the HTML that powers the page rather than rendering it on your behalf. Most browsers display the source in a new tab. However, IE 11 renders it in a menu bar along the bottom of the page. The Developer Tools screen includes a Debugger tool that shows the raw HTML in a panel.