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New to Windows 8/HP Laptop-Apps open in desktop mode

  1. #1

    New to Windows 8/HP Laptop-Apps open in desktop mode

    I've had this laptop for about one week now and I must have hit or turned something off or changed something.

    For the first number of days when I opened things I would get the black bar at the bottom of the screen to pin sites to and I would go to the top of the screen with my mouse to see everything that was open.

    But as of yesterday even though I still have the Windows 8 Start Menu with the tiles, everything I open seems to open in desktop mode and with all the tabs across the top. And I no longer get the black bar along the bottom for pinning. I can only pin from IE buy clicking on the small tools icon in the upper right corner.

    Has anyone else encountered this?



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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    Hello Christine, welcome to EightForums.


    After one or another update/program install (browsers might have changed from defaults as well), IE opened on desktop all of the time.

    See this:
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    I cannot thank you enough!!! And it was a simple fix. I've been working around the clock on an assignment and didn't know if I did something due to lack of sleep or if it was a download as HP did some yesterday.

    You more than made my day!

    Thank you!

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,972
    Windows 10 x64

    You're welcome!

    Glad I could help.
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