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Getting touch optimized IE back

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    Getting touch optimized IE back

    Sigh.. it has come to this... the lack of good apps has made me frequently go to the desktop to use Firefox. And while I have made it more touch friendly, by increasing the size of everything, I wanted to see what the IE touch browser was like. Unfortunately, I removed it from my start screen when I first got this laptop 3 days ago, and now everytime I try to open IE (even from Metro) it opens the desktop version.

    Anyone know a way I can get touch-optimized IE back? I even tried to reinstall from the app store-- but it looks like they bizarrely don't have it listed...

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  2. #2

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,150
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    Make IE your default browser.

    I am using the UC BrowserHD from the store. Pretty good touch browser, similar to the Dolphin browser on Android.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    perfect! but just downloaded UC Browser-- way better anyways! thanks for the tip. Any others for a Metro newbie like me?
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