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How to put an URL on Metro?

  1. #11

    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    No medab1, that is not what I want. I want to have an URL placed on the Metro, so when I click it, it opens a specific webpage. Look at the link in #4 in this thread.

    Eksample: A tile, that when clicked, open "" in IE10 Metro-edition.
    Use OblyTile.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Thank you rmeigs, that bring the next question up then. How to use IE10 on Metro so I will be able to still use Chrome on the desktop?

    As written in your link, it can be done with Chrome, but not in a pretty way.
    Hi Burgurne,

    To my knowledge, there is no way to make IE 10 the default in Metro and Chrome the default on the desktop if that is your question here. I do use both, but to do so I've made IE 10 the default and then have a Chrome button on my taskbar so I can bring up Chrome in the desktop as need. As you say, not very pretty, but works. Hope I got your question right.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    #9 look at #4 and #5 again. You are answering on a wrong thing.

    On my desktop I have an icon named test.url and if I rightclick on this, I can put the web-adress in it (i.e. Microsoft Home Page | Devices and Services), but there is NO option to pin it. This is a direct .url NOT a shortcut.
    Right, but I suggested a shortcut that opens an URL in the default browser, and you can pin this shortcut. Here's the tool let's you pin anything WinAero: Pin to 8, if you prefer third party stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    In Metro I want it to open in IE10 as (read link in #4) chrome can't handle tiles correctly, but I want to keep using Chrome when in desktop-mode
    This is not supported, because you can't have two different default browsers.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro

    Problem solved (sort as).
    I stop using Metro, as desktop will let me do all I want :-)
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