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Switch between web page and excel or word documents

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    Switch between web page and excel or word documents

    Is there a quick way to switch between a web page I am looking at and an open excel or word document or do I have to go via the start page every time ?

    Thanks in anticipation

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    You don't need to use the "Metro" version of IE. Use a Desktop browser (IE or other) and all the open programs are on the TaskBar.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    You may be a good candidate for dual monitor.

    Calbear is right, I personally use Google on the desktop, and every apps I daily use are on my taskbar

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    I assume I have to download the IE Brower >
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    No, its on the Desktop. It should be the far left icon on the TaskBar
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    C: > Program Files > Internet Explorer > iexplore.exe , right click, pin to start.
    Once its on the start screen you can right click its tile and select "open file location". Then you can rename it's shortcut.
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  7. #7

    Thank you all once again for your help.

    I have actually downloaded Firefox which I used on my old machine and have set tht as my default browser. I hav downloaded Chrome aswell as a backup.
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Switch between web page and excel or word documents
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