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Internet Explorer Modern - View Webpage in Desktop IE


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Internet Explorer Modern - View Webpage in Desktop IE
This tutorial will show you how to quickly switch from viewing the current webpage in modern IE10/IE11 to the desktop IE10/IE11 in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to View Webpage from Modern Internet Explorer in Desktop IE in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to quickly switch from viewing the current webpage in modern IE10/IE11 to the desktop IE10/IE11 in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to View Webpage from Modern Internet Explorer in Desktop IE in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to quickly switch from viewing the current webpage in modern IE10/IE11 to the desktop IE10/IE11 in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Opening Modern Internet Explorer from Start Screen

Metro.jpg


Here's How:

1. When you have a webpage opened in modern Internet Explorer, either press Windows + Z, right click on an empty area, or swipe up from the bottom edge of a touch screen. (see screenshot below)
Metro-1.jpg

2. At the bottom right corner, click/tap on the wrench button, and click/tap on View on the desktop. (see screenshot below)
Metro-2.jpg

3. The modern IE window will be suspended, and you will now have a new desktop IE open to the webpage you currently had opened in modern IE. (see screenshot below)
Metro-3.jpg

Tip   Tip
To Return Back to Viewing Webpage in Modern Internet Explorer
NOTE:
Since the modern IE is suspended at step 3, if your system runs low on memory, Windows 8 may close modern IE instead of leaving it as suspended. If modern IE is still suspended, then it will open right were you left off. If modern IE was closed, then you will have to manually go back to the webpage again.


1. Open the modern Internet Explorer from App Switcher.
NOTE: You can also press Windows + ALT + Tab to see the opened apps for this.

OR

2. Open the modern Internet Explorer from the :winkey: + ALT + TAB Windows Switcher (Flip 2D).

OR

3. Open the modern Internet Explorer from your Start screen.




That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hello Burtie,

I have add a TIP box at the bottom of the tutorial for this to help. :)
 

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I use that often with Firefox:

2011-09-29_005343.jpg

Metro and the Desktop combined. Cool stuff, really. :D

Too bad Win8 8102 DP Metro doesn't recognize multiple monitors ... yet ...
 

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Thanks Brink but for some reason when I go back to the metro start screen and click IE it just takes me back to the desktop and starts the normal browser :(
 

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Burtie,

Strange. I'm not sure why it's doing that for you. Are you clicking on the same light blue IE icon as in the example screenshot at the top of the tutorial, and not some other pinned IE app icon?
 

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Thanks for this nice Tut Shawn.
 

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You're welcome Brummyfan. Thank you. :)
 

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How do you change it back??
When you push the cursor into the left side of the screen, the previous screen shows up like a small icon. You can toggle with that.

Have a look at my little video:

[video=youtube;I4QsCADgIFI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4QsCADgIFI[/video]
 

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Thank you Wolfgang. Added to tip box in tutorial to help. :)
 

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Hmm for some strange reason my IE box on the start screen is different...its a green box with a small IE icon in the lower corner. Obviously I have checked some option somewhere but I cant remember what I exactly done, I was way to exited when I first logged on to Windows 8 (like a child at Christmas) so I must have done something and changed it...now if I could only remember what that was! :crazy:

Any idea how to get the normal blue box back? :doh:
 

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Burtie,

It sounds like you may have pinned that IE to the Start screen. Scroll the "Start" screen to the left and right to see if you see the blue IE app icon as in the example. If not, then you may have unpinned the blue IE on. I'll have to look further into how to restore the default ones if you did.
 

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Yup your right...looks like i have unpinned it! I tried doing a search of programs on the metro start screen and there is no blue icon available :(

Maybe the option to add it back has not been implemented yet...trust me! lol
 

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Professional and while everything was working, once I said to use Adobe Reader X for pdf files, trying to use IE10 View in Desktop always returns: This page can't be displayed

Firefox works fine, chrome, etc, but not IE10 in Desktop View. IE10 in metro view (works) since I'm able to send this in. :) I uninstalled Adobe Reader X and changed the default for PDF files to use Windows 8 Reader, restarted multiple times, but no luck. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks!!!
 

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Ah, if only you could do that with ALL metro apps! And then have them open that way (or whatever way you last left them)!!!

(Yes I know all that is happening here is that IEMetro is launching IEDesktop and DDEing it a URL and what I am wishing for is completely different, but conceptually it should work that way)
 

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I recently upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Professional and while everything was working, once I said to use Adobe Reader X for pdf files, trying to use IE10 View in Desktop always returns: This page can't be displayed

Firefox works fine, chrome, etc, but not IE10 in Desktop View. IE10 in metro view (works) since I'm able to send this in. :) I uninstalled Adobe Reader X and changed the default for PDF files to use Windows 8 Reader, restarted multiple times, but no luck. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks!!!
Hello smmmadden, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Windows 8 has a Reader Store app included with it that works much better. Setting Reader to be your default program with all of it's associations may work better for this for you.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...ms-set-your-default-programs-windows-8-a.html

Hope this helps, :)
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I found the issue, it turn out that another program was interfering with the Desktop View of IE10. I found that somehow a program called Sendori v2.0.5 was installed about the time it stopped working. Once I uninstalled it the desktop view started working again. I don't know how it was installed, why it was installed as I was never prompted to install this, but it did cause issues in case anyone else runs into this.
 

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That's great news Madden. Thank you for posting back with your results.

You might also do a full scan of your system with MalwareBytes Free just to help make sure your system is clean.
 

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