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IE11 Metro UI - Links not working

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    Windows 8.1

    IE11 Metro UI - Links not working


    Anyone has a problem with links not working in the IE11 browser (new Metro UI).

    The desktop version of IE works fine as does Chrome, but links in IE11 just don't do anything. If I right click and open link in new window or new tab, then the window/tab is empty. If I right-click and copy link, then the correct link does appear to be copied to the clipboard, but the browser ignores the link.

    A good example of a web site that doesn't work with the IE11 Metro UI is BBC - Homepage
    Try clicking on any of the menu items at the top of the page, eg, News, Sport, Weather ...
    nothing happens with my IE11 Metro UI.

    I've already tried the following ..
    - Uninstall / reinstall Internet Explorer 11 (Windows features)
    - Reset Internet Explorer's settings to their default condition
    - Set Chrome to default browser, then reset IE11 back to default browser.
    - Tried logging in as a different user - same problem
    - Full anti-virus scan

    Any ideas appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Tabs in IE 11 don't open


    When I try to open a link, I get either a blank tab or part of the link URL with a spinning circle.
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    It's working for me when I checked.
    Try resetting IE, if not have a look at this tutorial:Internet Explorer Modern - Restore in Windows 8
    Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by brummyfan; 14 Apr 2014 at 18:16. Reason: additional info
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

IE11 Metro UI - Links not working
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