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I keep getting sent to the Metro Internet Explorer...

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    I keep getting sent to the Metro Internet Explorer...


    I'll be in desktop mode in Windows 8 using Chrome or Internet Explorer and will swipe the touchpad of my Sony laptop sometimes and the computer will switch to the Metro verion of IE... I don't understand what I'm doing that is causing that. Is there some touchpad movement that causes apps to switch or that causes the computer to turn on the Metro version of Internet Explorer?

    Is there any way to turn it off?

    It's pretty annoying.

    I haven't been able to reproduce it when I want to, it just sort of happens on its own.

    Please help me Obi Wans.

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    I hope this is helpful.Look at this thread.
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...opping-up.html
    Msg #10 in particuliar. Click the picture to enlarge and notice the
    It looks like the very last checkmark was causing your problem.
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    Enable EdgeMotion when scrolling
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    Well it's not pulling up the Charms bar though. It's pulling up IE, it's like switching from the desktop mode (or desktop app) to the Internet Explorer Metro app. It usually occurs when the mouse is near the top right quadrant of the screen.

    I checked the mouse settings but I can't see anything there that might be causing it.
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    Try this out On Desktop Internet Explorer▬click on Tools▬Internet Options▬Programs▬ In the top section for Opening Internet Explorer▬ change it to 'Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop▬ Open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop

    Click image for larger version
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    Tried that, it's still switching to IE in metro. It's like there is a certain mouse motion that moves it over to Metro IE, but I can't figure out what it is or how to turn it off.

    *Edit* this might be working, I hadn't set it up properly, will tell later if it doesn't.

    *Edit* this works... but then you only have the option of using IE in desktop mode. I'd like the option to be able to use the Metro mode if I want. As it stands, with these settings, if you click the IE Metro logo, it goes into IE desktop mode.
    Last edited by WilliamStark; 28 Dec 2012 at 17:43.
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    Windows 8 makes no sense for desktop-only users.

    If you want to ignore metro, just pony up the 100 bucks and buy Windows 7.
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    Oh I've had an interesting relationship with Windows 8, almost like a romance movie. I hated Windows 8 like hell till I tried it. Then I was really confused by it for about 2 days. I really like it now though. I even removed the ugly "classic shell" start button (it's not as great as people say).

    I have a touch enabled desktop though but I rarely use the touch screen, keyboard and mouse shortcuts are available for everything, I don't find Windows 8 to be so bad, performance and boot up is better than 7. I also like some of the apps a lot. Compatibility is great too. It's even running my grandfathers Lotus 1-2-3 from 1996 lol. You can also set all programs to open where you want them to (metro or desktop). So all in all, I'm pretty happy with it. It's great once you get the kinks ironed out.

    The only thing that's annoying me is that it keeps interpreting certain mouse movements as an order to go to IE in Metro. Maybe that "always open in desktop mode" advice might work, I haven't left it long enough to see.

    BTW you dislike Windows 8 but are posting in a Windows 8 forum? Do you own it on a tablet?
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    Metro is not fully integrated into all aspects of the computer. You are FORCED to use both metro and the desktop, even if you like one UI over the other.

    Windows 8 is not ready for prime-time. It's the dictionary definition of half-baked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluice32 View Post
    Metro is not fully integrated into all aspects of the computer. You are FORCED to use both metro and the desktop, even if you like one UI over the other.

    Windows 8 is not ready for prime-time. It's the dictionary definition of half-baked.
    No, it's not. This is going to be a process over several versions of Windows. Windows 9 will have more Metroization, etc... It's too large of a job to do it all in one release, plus it allows people to acclimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This is going to be a process over several versions of Windows. Windows 9 will have more Metroization, etc... It's too large of a job to do it all in one release
    Exactly. Why would the average person want to futz around with a work-in-progress OS when there's a fully mature and fully realized operating system that functions perfectly for everyday use? (Windows 7)

    I'll answer my own question. Because some people like to try new things for the sake of trying them, other people are victims of marketing hype, and the rest are simply forced into the decision.
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