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windows 8 apps open in desktop mode...help!

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    windows 8 apps open in desktop mode...help!


    Hi all,

    our laptop is 6 months old (Lenovo G585), it had mcafee security trial which has expired. Last week, I noticed that everytime I opened up my google pin, facebook pin, any pin, it reverted to desktop screen from the tile screen and will launch the site from old fashioned internet explorer.
    It did take me a while to get used to windows 8 operation but I am used to it now and want it back! I don't get any black banners along bottom anymore for example, it the just pressing back on top left like the olden days, what have we done?
    it also likes to kick us off the sites and is going slower.
    Thankyou for reading x

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Natalie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check the options in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help restore the Metro IE for you.

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

    Hope this helps or now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

windows 8 apps open in desktop mode...help!
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