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    I installed Win8 Pro & strugling to get to grips with it. Untill I learne it I keep chasing my tail to accomplish the simplest tasks.

    Very kindly somebody gave me a lot of clues & instrauctions like the MS Shortcuts etc.

    1. I can not find a way to multytask.

    2. Of the 2 attached below, the first is of my IE10 in Win8 (Please excsuse the blue right panel is my second screen) & the second one of IE in XP.

    I am very surprised & disilusioned when comparing the XP one(many years old & so flexible with its Favourites, scrolling, toolbars etc), to the one in WIN8 (presumably the latest technology) being so unyealding & premitive.

    If anyone is using IE10 please check if mine looks the same as yours & tell me.

    I cannot keep thinking that I may have messed up my w8 install.

    Last edited by nichos; 28 Mar 2013 at 11:16.

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  2. #2

    Looks like you are accessing IE10 from the Start page; however, if you try accessing it from the desktop it should look different:

    Start Page:

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    No doubt there is a moderate learning curve when jumping from XP to Win 8 but hang in there and you'll get through it eventually.

    Good luck.

    Kirk out!
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    Thank you,

    unfortunately the only way to open IE is from START.

    When I click the IE icon on the Taskbar the explorer does not open.

    It produces only a flash of what could have been IE opening, or what could be ashadow of IE opening.

    Does anyboddy know is wrong? ........thanks ......nick
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    Have you tried using a different browser like FireFox or Chrome. Try one of those in desktop mode. Then the next thing I would check is what software/program/app you have set a default.
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    It also looks like you have nothing pinned to your taskbar. The only thing I see is your file explorer. To pin an app to the task bar, in the start/metro screen, right click on a app, then select pin to taskbar.
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    IE 10 is listed as a feature in Windows 8 so maybe you could "uncheck it", reboot, and then recheck it again to see if it restores IE10 to defaults for you. Seee image below:

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    I would also make sure I have a functional alternative browser as well. Good luck.
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    sorry scrinshot faile to appear , will try again on next post
    Last edited by nichos; 28 Mar 2013 at 11:00. Reason: failure of screenshot
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    tried suggestion with 2 reboots but, clicking on ie icon on taskbar only went half way, see below. Any more suggestions apart from use other browser.


    1. how doI go about this " ...."
    2. It is pinned to Taskbar now
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    Vista and Win7

    If you make the settings shown in the picture, the IE start tile will always open the desktop style IE and not the tablet style IE (which can actually be some fun - see here).

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    thanx WHS,

    where can I get the "internet options" please, when I search for them the IE from Task bar opens, which is the white screen shown in my last post.
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