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IE - No Metro Icon

  1. #1


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    IE - No Metro Icon


    My IE has the old style icon instead of the metro icon (in fact, I'm not sure that my IE is using the Metro interface I have read about). Anyone else get this problem? Any fix?

    Thanks!

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  2. #2



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    Helsinki
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Have you installed any other web browsers? somehow it disables when another browser is installed
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  3. #3


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    Ah ok... thanks for the reply... yeah I have Chrome installed. Any way to get it back?
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    Helsinki
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    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    umm... i'm pretty sure that there is one at the tutorial center.

    there's one, but you'll have to look to the bottom of the tutorial (yellow box)
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ktop-view.html
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  5. #5


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    Thanks for the link... that doesn't seem to work though. It seems like IE is "stuck" in desktop mode and it can't get to Metro mode. It doesn't even have a Metro icon.
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    Unfortunately i can't do about it, sorry...
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  7. #7


    Try sfc /scannow

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  8. #8


    Unfortunately Metro IE only works if it is a default browser.

    Go to Start / press
    write "Default"
    Open Default Programs
    Choose Set Your Default Programs
    Chose Internet Explorer
    Click Set this Program as Default
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  9. #9


    Posts : 75
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Well, thanks for the replies, all... I wish I would have got these last night as I did some experimenting and decided to do a "Windows Refresh" to see if that would bring the Metro back... bad move.

    Everything had gone great with my upgrade until I tried to fix this one small problem with the IE. The "Refresh" did fix the Metro IE, but I then had more problems than I could deal with... missing drivers, missing programs, all kinds of stuff. So I threw in the towel and did a fresh install today.

    Anyway, I'm back on a fresh install... using the Metro IE now... thanks again for all the responses, and I feel silly knowing that it was such a simple solution. I would not recommend using the "Windows Refresh" unless it is a last ditch effort to fix something. It caused a lot of problems on my end.
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  10. #10


    ya, set ie10 as the default browser. that should turn on the metro mode.
    and Windows Refresh caused a LOT of problems for me too...
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