What's new

Metro "forces" you to use Internet Explorer

area 66

Banned
..... as you can install the icon for another browser. But you cannot install a tile for another browser.

so how you call the Google Chrome square thing on this pic, it's a Chrome Tiles, not an Icon, of course if you means that you can't have a Metro tile for Chrome, it's normal it's not a metro apps. Google and Firefox just have to provide us a Metro versio and we will see what happen.


cromemetro.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

Calico

New Member
Power User
The article is a bit misleading. Basically, if you want Metro IE, it has to be set as the default browser. When it is the default, there is a big blue IE tile on the start page. If you change the default browser, the tile changes to grey with a small 'e' and it's joined by the tile/icon for the new browser. The other browser players don't yet have full working copies of their Metro browsers, although Mozilla has an early build of firefox available.
 

Attachments

  • IEdef.jpg
    IEdef.jpg
    9.1 KB · Views: 730
  • Aurdef.jpg
    Aurdef.jpg
    6.9 KB · Views: 745

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox

Vince53

Member
Member
Right you are, Calico. The article is misleading and inaccurate. Win8 Preview has no problem installing other browsers on its desktop. Installing another DEFAULT browser on the Metro interface is tricky, but not impossible, as the article incorrectly stated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

davehc

New Member
Pro User
Its a load of rubbish. This is a portion of my metro. FF is the default browser. I have both the Metro and the standard IE shown.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

Calico

New Member
Power User
Its a load of rubbish. This is a portion of my metro. FF is the default browser. I have both the Metro and the standard IE shown.


Have you checked in Control panel/Default Programs to see which defaults firefox has?
 

Attachments

  • fx1.jpg
    fx1.jpg
    118.7 KB · Views: 165
  • fx2.jpg
    fx2.jpg
    131.6 KB · Views: 160

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox

davehc

New Member
Pro User
See as under.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

Calico

New Member
Power User
See as under.

Indeed. That's what I see when firefox has been made the default, by forcing through Default programs, but when it's take all the defaults, the Metro IE tile changes, as seen above.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox

davehc

New Member
Pro User
Maybe a misunderstanding, but you can see I have both IE tiles in the Metro menu.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.

Calico

New Member
Power User
Maybe a misunderstanding, but you can see I have both IE tiles in the Metro menu.

If a browser other than Metro IE is the default, the tile changes, at least whenever I've done this and from what I've read.
 

Attachments

  • mie.jpg
    mie.jpg
    17.3 KB · Views: 238
  • fx.jpg
    fx.jpg
    16.3 KB · Views: 185

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top