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What hanky-panky are they trying to pull now?

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    64-bit Windows 8

    What hanky-panky are they trying to pull now?


    I just noticed that my Metro All-Apps screen (which I hardly ever use anyway) contains only one Internet Explorer icon--the Metro IE. It has no icon for the Desktop IE at all.

    I do everything from the desktop, and when I open a web page it uses the desktop IE, which I set as the "default program". So the program is present, but it's omitted from the All-Apps screen--which is supposed to show ALL apps. Apparently MS is still determined to push everyone out of the Desktop and into their Metro-Land Amusement Park.

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Right click the Internet Explorer tile then Pin to the Taskbar. If you click it in the desktop then it should appear in desktop mode. If not, force it, see here:

    Internet Explorer - Open Links in Modern or Desktop View
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    64-bit Windows 8


    Thanks. I do have it on my Desktop. I didn't mean that it was causing me any problem, I was just commenting on the way MS is trying to suppress the Desktop version of IE by removing it from the All-Apps screen, because they want everyone to use Metro apps instead.
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    What Microsoft is trying to do is create a single version of Windows that will work on all platforms. It will take some tweaking on your part to work the way you want it. You will like Windows 10 when it comes out.
    What 'one Windows' really means (and doesn't) | ZDNet
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