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Metro ie not working

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1

    Metro ie not working


    Hi Guys

    Sorry if this seems like a dumb question...but everytime I open IE from my metro screen I get the desktop version. I have lots of links on my metro start screen for when I am in metro (I have a touchscreen laptop). Today, everytime I open a website I am put straight through to the desktop version of the site. No more swipy swipy.What have I done?? Thanks in advance. Stu

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Stupops,

    Not a dumb question at all. Usually this happens when Internet Explorer is not set as the default program. The tutorial below can help show you how to restore the modern IE.

    Internet Explorer Modern - Restore in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 20
    windows 8.1


    Thanks chap
    sorted.
    lord knows how i changed the settings.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    If you use another browser, it's not hard to do with them always asking to make them the default instead.
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