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Internet Explorer Modern - View Webpage in Desktop IE

  1. #21


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Yup your right...looks like i have unpinned it! I tried doing a search of programs on the metro start screen and there is no blue icon available

    Maybe the option to add it back has not been implemented yet...trust me! lol
    Did you ever find a resolution to this? I am having the same issue, only being able to use Desktop View. In my start menu, the Desktop View app is pinned, and is the only one available from the app menu.
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  2. #22


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Doug, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check the items in the tutorial below. Since I see Chrome in your screenshot, the problem is most likely that you do not have Internet Explorer set as the default program for IE10 Metro to be available.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #23


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Shawn,

    thank you for the welcome.

    I looked through that tutorial, and that seemed to be the issue (Chrome being default). However, I am dismayed that I cannot use the Metro style with another browser as default. Anyway, thanks for the link.

    -Doug
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  4. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Doug.

    You could, but you would have to toggle back and forth setting which one you wanted as the Metro version (if available for that web browser) as the default program.

    Hopefully Microsoft will get it sorted one day to allow multiple Metro browsers at the same time.
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  5. #25


    This toggle feature. This means that my processor now has to have twice as much information for one program; one for each view. Is there a way to erase the silly metro-part from the program?
    @Mikedl, is your Firefox stable? Mine kept on crashing, as did Chrome. I'm now stuck with the prehistoric IE, which hasn't crashed ...yet.
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  6. #26


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Harrison,

    I'm afraid that you are completely confused and mistaken on how this work.

    If you don't open it, it's not in memory.

    If you don't like the IE10 Metro mode, then you could just use the IE10 desktop mode by opening Internet Explorer from the desktop instead. You could also "Pin to Start" the IE10 desktop shortcut on your taskbar to open IE10 desktop from the Start screen as well if you like.

    In addition, you could use the tutorial below to have all links set to always open using IE10 desktop.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ktop-ie10.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #27


    Thank you Shawn.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 21,820
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 64


    Coming back to the IE10 switching, my wife, on her new Win8 RT told me on Friday that when she uses the desktop IE10 nothing goes into History, and yes, I tried that and she is right. She also says that this only started on Friday, so she is saying that for 3-4 weeks she was getting history in the desktop IE10 (what she does is from the Metro screen she goes into the desktop IE) but on Friday that stopped happening, ie, no History.

    Using the 'View on Desktop' works fine but it needs to be set every time (I think), so I don't understand why the behavior changed. She insists on being able to use History in desktop IE, but then she sometimes decides to use the Metro IE so then complains that it hasn't gone into desktop IE!

    Is it possible to set view on Desktop permanently?
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  10. #30


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bertie,

    The "View on Desktop" option is just a toggle feature to go there that one time.

    You could use the tutorial below to set the "default view for links" to Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop and Open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop to help to do that.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ktop-ie10.html


    Afterwards, you might unpin the IE10 Metro tile from the Start screen, and pin the "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" file to your Start screen to have a desktop shortcut on the Start screen instead.


    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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