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

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


    Hi,
    I was watching videos on the Microsoft I.E. website and notice that when they click on the app icon on the metro desktop, it opens something different than what happens on my computer.

    On there's it seems to open full screen and the URL bar is at the bottom, mine looks just like I.E. 9

    I've checked the about screen when I open I.E. and it tells me that it is indeed I.E. 10.

    How do I accomplish opening it as an app like what is shown on the Microsoft I.E. videos of I.E. 10?

    Thanks

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    You have metro IE 10 and desktop IE 10. They are completely different, in metro, IE 10 is the IE app.
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    So why doesn't the I.E. 10 app version open when I click on my I.E. icon that was on my metro screen from Win 8 installation?
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    Jalida, when you open the IE 10 ap, go to the url at the bottom and types in Google.com. That will open a series of panels that show your favorite bookmarks AND take you to Google, where you can get stuff done. A little tricky, but it works. To be honest, I prefer the Desktop IE 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Jalida, when you open the IE 10 ap, go to the url at the bottom and types in Google.com. That will open a series of panels that show your favorite bookmarks AND take you to Google, where you can get stuff done. A little tricky, but it works. To be honest, I prefer the Desktop IE 10.

    I prefer IE 10 desktop as well...
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    actually, this is the first time I noticed this since going from the enterprise evaluation version to the final pro version.

    yes, whenever I click on Internet Explorer on the start screen, it loads up the desktop version of IE. how do I recover the metro version?
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    When I click on "E" metro app it opens in the metro style. In desktop mode it opens just fine as well.


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    For what it's worth, the usual reason for the symptom of clicking on the modern/metro IE icon and getting desktop IE is that you've changed the default browser to something else, like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc. There can only ever be one default browser, and that is the only browser allowed to open a modern/metro browser window (even if it doesn't install one, like the stable version of Firefox). You can go to the Default Programs applet in the desktop Control Panel and set IE back to the default, which should "fix" the modern browser behavior, but that does then set it as the default browser.
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    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi Jalida.
    Here is my share
    Cluberty has the point. There are some discussion about it. one of it is here


    See if it works for you. (as it worked for me)

    Kevin
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    Okay, so if I have this correct, I have to make I.E. default browser again to get this to work?

    If so I guess I'll just do without it, I like having Chrome at my Internet disposal when ever I want to go to the Internet.

    Thanks though for the info.
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