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  1. #1


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    windows 8

    start and apps


    I have had this computer for 2 days now. Tonight I went to open an app and it opens in a window but takes me to the desktop screen and leaves the start screen. I cant pin to the start screen because it is not open .
    I assume I accidentally changed a setting. Any thoughts

    pearl

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    what app were you trying to open and use?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    anything that opens the internet searches ,google,internet explorer,facebook. I actually was opening internet explorer when I noticed it. It takes it back to the old way of closing windows and you have to reload the start window. It was not doing this last night.
    weird.but I cannot pin sites now because of this
    pearl
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    and interestingly enough they have lost all the personalized pictures on apps. it is just a picture of e for explorer on each app that need to connect . it is the internet explorer icon with the name of the site below on the app
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm kind of confused what you're asking.

    can you take me a little step by step...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 8
    windows 8


    when I first got the computer I would open google from my apps and it would open and then when I was finished ,I would close it with dragging it down and the start page would be there with the apps present.
    Now when I open google from the start page app, it goes to the desktop and opens. You cant drag it You have to close it with the x in the upper right corner like in windows 7 and you are on the desktop. Something changed. Im not sure what I did .
    But all browsers are opening this way. I click the app for firefox. It opens in the desktop not the start page.
    I cant pin anything from the internet to the app page since they are opening on the desktop
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Try resetting the desktop internet explorer to open web pages in the metro ie.
    You will need to go to tools (when desktop ie is running Alt + X).
    Select internet options.
    Click the program tab.
    Choose how you open links.
    Select Always in Internet Explorer.
    Click OK.

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    I'll download FireFox to see what options it has.
    Perhaps someone else will post.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    If you installed FireFox, it may have changed your default browser setting.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    You might want to change the default browser.
    It is not necessary, but you can.

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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    FireFox is a desktop browser. You'll have to choose which browser you want to use.
    I am not a FireFox expert and do not use it. Is there a metro version option?

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