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Windows 8 format view issues

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    Windows 8 format view issues


    I just helped my dad (he is 86) set up a new computer (desktop Dell) with windows 8. I have not run it before, have Windows 7 on both mine at home. At the Google home page, you cannot see the URL window, or anything at the top of the page. How to I go to a traditional view? I ordered a Windows 8 for dummies book but will not have it for two days yet.



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    Is your browser, Internet Explorer the new metro style, or is it the old familiar Desktop version? You get to choose which you want to use.

    If it is the Desktop version, you may be in Full Screen mode. Tap F11 key to exit that mode.

    How to Get Out of Fullscreen Internet Explorer | eHow.com
    Last edited by Vincenzo; 04 Dec 2012 at 16:17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodson View Post
    I just helped my dad (he is 86) set up a new computer (desktop Dell) with windows 8. I have not run it before, have Windows 7 on both mine at home. At the Google home page, you cannot see the URL window, or anything at the top of the page. How to I go to a traditional view? I ordered a Windows 8 for dummies book but will not have it for two days yet.



    thanks.
    Can you see the URL window on other pages. Are you using the Metro view or the standard desktop view?
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