When I open my SP with Internet Explorer and navigate through my navigation, IE always shows an other URL as the link has (always add the link with a # at the end of the URL) - Please see picture below:

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But when I open the same site with Firefox the URL don't change:

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Anybody know, how to configure that IE is also showing the right URL ?

My Problem is that under the URL, which IE shows, my Jquery and Angular Applications did not working - With Firefox the application runs...

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I can't tell you what part of SP decides when you should browse by navigating between pages, or when the start.aspx is used, but once start.aspx is used it uses the hash to store the location of where you are, in case you copy it and link a colleague.

You can find some information in this blog post:


According to the comments on the article, you can deactivate the site feature Minimal Download Strategy and that should get rid of you being redirected to the start.aspx file when you navigate around your site.

It will obviously increase load time, since there will be more overhead when loading the full site between pages. It might not be a big problem, but keep that in mind.

  • Perfect - Deactivate Minimal Download Strategy and the application runs fine. Thanks for that.
    – SaSH_17
    Dec 14, 2015 at 13:10

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