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Windows 8.1 Pin FireFox & Internet Explorer Start Tiles

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Windows 8.1 Pin FireFox & Internet Explorer Start Tiles


    Hi,

    How do I pin Internet Explorer & Firefox to Start Tiles, to where when clicked would load in my desktop?

    I have been trying to search for the results, however, I am not being successful. I am tired of pulling my hair out! Please help! Any help is greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks!
    Mancala
    Sarah
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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Sarah, welcome to Windows EightForums.
    Navigate to the proper tile on the Apps Screen, right click on it and choose 'Pin to Start'.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for the welcome! Thanks for the help also!

    Navigate to the proper tile on the Apps Screen, right click on it and choose 'Pin to Start'
    I have tried the above to pin Internet Explorer to the start from both the desktop & the start, however, Internet Explorer, when clicked from start, loads in what appears to be an app and not the desktop?

    Thanks!
    Mancala
    Sarah
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sarah, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like you could use an option in the tutorial below to "Pin to Start" with Internet Explorer.
    You could also use the tutorial below to create a website shortcut for any browser that can pinned or used where you like.

    Hope this helps,
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  5. #5


    The desktop IE is located here: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" (64 bit. A 64 bit system has also Program Files (x86) for the 32 bit version. I'm not sure what a 32 bit system has but you get the idea).

    You can create a shortcut to this on the desktop and then 'Pin to Start'. There's probably a more elegant method.

    Firefox in a similar way.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mancala View Post
    Internet Explorer, when clicked from start, loads in what appears to be an app and not the desktop?
    Make Firefox your default browser then IE will open in desktop mode;
    also try:

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  7. #7


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Hi Edwin, Brink, Markweatherill,

    Thanks so much for all of your help! All of your help was very helpful! I was just doing the steps incorrectly.

    When I pin the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe to the start the app loads
    When I pin the C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe to the start, then IE loads in my desktop
    I do not understand, however, I think I understand why now because of the options maybe?

    I got the Firefox to be the default browser and pin to the start to where it opens in desktop!

    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is 32-bit?
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is 64-bit & 32-bit?
    Is that how that works?

    Thanks so much everyone once again!

    Thanks!
    Mancala
    Sarah
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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