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Surface Pro: Can't access IE touch version

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Surface Pro: Can't access IE touch version

    I have a surface pro 1 with windows 8.1 installed. When I am on the metro screen and I click the Internet Explorer tile, I am sent to the desktop and the desktop version IE opens. How do I rein-able the touch version of IE.

    I have IE 11 installed. I also have classic shell installed.

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  2. #2

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    It is in the internet options: Internet Options - Open in Windows 8
    Under programs, choose how it opens links. Also note the box below it.

    Classic shell may be the reason it was changed.

    Hope this helps!
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Thanks for the help. The cause was that if IE 11 is not the default browser the modern IE is disabled.
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