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How do I get I.E. 10 to open as an app?

  1. #11


    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Yes, that is correct. There can only ever be ONE modern/metro browser active at any one time, and that is determined by which default browser you've set. If you use Chrome, just make sure you use their Windows 8 installer, and you get the modern version of Chrome as well when you set it as the default. Pretty cool if you're a Chrome user to have a modern/metro version of Chrome to use!
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  2. #12


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    That is fine. At least we offered the possible solution in case you want to have it back.
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  3. #13


    London
    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 pro media centre 64bit


    To run IE 10 in metro mode (as an app) follow the screen below.
    You will need to set IE as your default browser.
    In step three I have mine check for desktop mode has I preferred this, but if you wish to run as an app just uncheck the box.
    Remember if you run IE from Desktop it will open in desktop mode
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    okay. cool to know why Metro IE isn't working! I have Firefox as my default (even though I actually use Chrome more).
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Trevers1987 View Post
    To run IE 10 in metro mode (as an app) follow the screen below.
    You will need to set IE as your default browser.
    In step three I have mine check for desktop mode has I preferred this, but if you wish to run as an app just uncheck the box.
    Remember if you run IE from Desktop it will open in desktop mode
    Nice tip.
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