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  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    Internet Explorer


    Dear Community,

    Could you please help me with the following problem. I have a Toshiba laptop and Windows 8.1 operating system. When I click on the Internet Explorer tile on the Start page, either the latest accessed application's webpage is displayed, or an error message saying that the website address not found. Therefore if I want to access a webpage, I cannot enter its address in the address bar of Internet Explorer. instead I hold down the Microsoft Logo and press s for search. I works, but I do not understand the contradiction between the error message and the fact that internet Expolrer is actuually working.

    Thank you,

    poveretto

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Poveretto, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you are opening Internet Explorer from the Start screen, this would be the modern Internet Explorer and not the desktop Internet Explorer.

    Depending on what you wanted, you could set Internet Explorer (both modern and desktop) to open to your home page or last session.
    The website address not found error means that the address is invalid. If you have IE set to open to your home page, then the address may not have been entered correctly.

    Usually you should be able to right click in the modern Internet Explorer to be able to see the address bar slide up from the bottom to be able to enter an address.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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