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  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Applications and desktop


    Does anyone know to stop Internet Explorer and/or Google Chrome to stop going to the desktop to open? When I originally got windows 8 internet explorer automatically opened from the start menu but for some reason it now goes to the desktop screen ad opens up from there. Is there a way to get it to open from the start menu again?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello 13jinx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It all depends on which one you have set as the default program for which one will have it's Metro version available.

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

    and

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    IE 10 forces desktop mode unless it is selected as the default browser. Nice feature, eh?
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