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Metro Internet Explorer

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    Metro Internet Explorer

    Maybe it's just me but I went to the metro start screen to try out the metro internet explorer but I don't see the icon and I searched for it but only the desktop version exists it seems. Anyone know how to get the metro internet explorer or know why it isn't installed? I didn't uninstall anything.

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello tseven,

    The Metro Internet Explorer 10 only works if you have Internet Explorer 10 (desktop) set as the default program for your web browser, and you have at least a 1024 x 768 screen resolution.

    Hope this helps,
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    Oh okay thank. I have more than that screen resolution but don't have internet explorer 10 as my default web browswer. Having it as a default web browser just to use the metro version of the app? That's dumb. But I appreciate your help!
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    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome. I agree. Hopefully that'll change in the final release.
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    Vista and Win7

    There is a setting in the IE Options > Programs tab. If that is set as shown in the picture, then the tile in start will open the Metro IE.

    But you can also change the settings and have the desktop IE open all the time.

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