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Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Show Address Bar and Tabs


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Internet Explorer 11 Modern - Show Address Bar and Tabs
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to always show the address bar and tabs in your Modern Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Turn On or Off 'Always show address bar and tab' in Modern IE11 in Windows 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to always show the address bar and tabs in your Modern Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Turn On or Off "Always show address bar and tabs" in Modern IE11 in Windows 8.1

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In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is available in two UI views. There is a modern (Metro) IE11 on your Start screen, and a desktop IE11.

By default in the modern IE11, you must either right click on and an empty space, swipe up from the bottom edge of your touch screen, or press the :winkey: +Z keys to see the address bar and tabs. The address bar and tabs don’t cover up important page navigation menus and search boxes found at the top of most sites. And with all the browser UI at the bottom, you can focus on one part of the screen for all your browsing needs.

Users may prefer to see their tabs and address bar on screen at all times though, particularly on larger screens or on devices primarily using mouse and keyboard.


This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to always show the address bar and tabs in your Modern Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Modern IE11 with "Always show the address bar and tabs" On or Off
IE_Auto-hide_Address_Bar_and_Tabs.jpg
IE11_Show_Address_bar_and_Tabs.jpg






OPTION ONE
Set "Always Show Address Bar and Tabs" in Modern IE11

1. Open the modern Internet Explorer 11 from your Start screen.​
2. While in modern IE11, open the Charms bar, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)​
IE_Settings.jpg
3. In Settings, click/tap on Options, and do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)​
Options-1.jpg
4. To Turn On "Always show the address bar and tabs" in Modern IE11
A) In the Options flyout under Appearance, move the Always show the address bar and tabs slider to the right to turn it on, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)​
5. To Turn Off "Always show the address bar and tabs" in Modern IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) In the Options flyout under Appearance, move the Always show the address bar and tabs slider to the left to turn it off, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below step 6)​
6. When finished, you can click/tap on an empty area in IE11 to close the Options flyout.​
Options-2.jpg






OPTION TWO
Set "Always Show Address Bar & Tabs" in Modern IE11 with REG File

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Turn On "Always show the address bar and tabs" in Modern IE11
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Always_Show_Address_Bar_and_Tabs_in_Modern_IE11_.reg
download

3. To Turn Off "Always show the address bar and tabs" in Modern IE11
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Don't_Always_Show_Address_Bar_and_Tabs_in_Modern_IE11_.reg
download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.​
6. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.​
7. If your modern IE11 is open, then close and reopen it to apply the setting.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn


 
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Shawn,

This is a great tutorial. My question is though how do I turn off the "3 dots" in IE 11 modern that allow a user to open the address bar and navigation? I am in kiosk mode, and need to lock down the browser so that the address bar and navigation can not be accessed.

Thanks!

Brett.
 

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