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Unknown IE11 opening when clicking on links

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Unknown IE11 opening when clicking on links


    I am hoping someone can help me, please.
    I am usingWindows 8.1 X 64 with Internet Explorer 11 on a desktop. When a link on a saved web page in my documents has been click, Internet explorer opens up but it is totally different to my usual IE. The opened one has a black background and there are a number of tabs open. The tab toolbar is at the bottom of my page. This also happens when installed software opens a page on the net. The only way to close this internet explorer is by dragging down from the top as there are no toolbars and no cross on the left top. I am not sure but I think this happened after I installed Ashampoo software. I have since uninstalled it but this still happens. I have had Ashampoo software before and never had this happen, so it could be a coincidence. I am finding this very hard to explain, so I do hope that it can be understood. My regular Internet Explorer is fine.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    sounds like its opening the metro ie11 app .go to control panel and open default programs ,set my defaults ,and click on Internet explorer and set it default browser
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Caperjack - Thank you for your response. IE 11 is set as my default browser and opens when I click on its icon on the desktop. You are right, the other ie11 is the metro app.. I went onto the metro or start page and click on the ie icon there and the black one opened up. Now what I need to know is how do I get rid or disable it.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I have found a solution for my problem. The reason the Metro IE was opening when links were click was that I had it unknowingly set that way in the internet options. I didn't realize there were two IE in windows 8.1 until Caperjack pointed it out. I have now fix it. I have attached an image of what needed to be done just in case someone new to windows 8.1 has the same problem. The fix was actually part of a tutorial on EightForums.com published by Brink. Thank you all for your responses and Brink for the tutorial.

    Click image for larger version

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    great to see you fixed it ,good job , and thanks for posting back the fix,i just set mine to do the same just in case
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