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Metro version of IE wont launch

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 64 bits

    Metro version of IE wont launch


    Ive set the IE as default from Internt otions of IE( dektop version). Now the app from start screen wont do anything. Th e desktop version works but It can be launch frpm the startscreen either. I have unpined and pined to startcsreen but no avail. That browser choice that keeps staying on the startscreen wont do a thing : cant instal IE from there

    Pls help

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    Hello. Browser links pushed in all the other Modern/Metro apps use and opens the immersive (Modern/Metro) IE10. Perhaps this has something to do with it. Please reverse the default setting you did, try to open both, and report back.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello StefaNafetS,

    Do you have the IE10 Metro icon or IE10 desktop icon on your Start screen?
    If that still does not help, then you might see if opening Windows Features, turn off (uncheck) Internet Explorer 10, click on OK, restart computer, then go back and turn on (check) Internet Explorer, click on OK, and restart again to apply.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    well I did that but succeded only after I choose all the defaults; only seting it as default it doesnt work since the 2 protocols ( HTTP and HTTPS ) are uncheched and reserved for Chrome. So now I suppose I dont have that thing called chrome metro style. I see I still have the option to launch chrome in win8 mode but it ask me again how I want to open HTTP links
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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's correct. You will only have the Metro icon on the Start screen for whatever browser is set as the default program with all of it's associations.

    If you open Chrome in "Windows 8 Mode" (Metro), it will set Chrome as the default program again. You would have to set IE10 back to the default program to get it's Metro icon back when you wanted to use it.

    Chrome Browser - Toggle Between Desktop and Windows 8 Mode
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    what about the broswer choice ? is that due to stay always as a an app?

    noticed something quite annoying : why html documnts opens in metro and http in desktop?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    In IE10, you might see if the setting in the tutorial below may affect how HTML and HTTP links the same for what you set.
    The default browser choice will affect what browser you have a Metro tile for on the Start screen.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    it work , thats all.. for now ...)
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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