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missing IE 10 tablet - When I try to launch the Metro style experience of Internet Explorer the desktop version opens

    Question

  • hello, i wanted to check out the tablet version of ie 10 but i cant find it. when i click on ie in metro it just takes me to the regular ie. any help would be appreciated :)
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:37 PM

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  • someone posted the same thing after me and they said that that happens when you make any other browser other than IE the default browser. so i made IE the default and i had to search for IE and re-pin in. it worked though :)
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:57 AM
  • When Internet Explorer is set as the default web browser, its tile will launch IE with the Metro style experience.    If you have chosen another web browser to be your default, then the Internet Explorer tile will always open IE in the desktop.

     

    You can change your default browser at any time by going to Start and then typing “default programs”.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:01 AM

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  • Hey there,

    Are you running the IE tile from the Start screen? Can you click on IE when doing a search? Does that work or it does the same thing?

    Thanks,

    Bobby

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:13 AM
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  • yes i am trying it from the star screen/metro ui. searched for it and i only have one option for inernet explorer and its the desktop version.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:40 PM
  • Hey there,

    Not sure what happened, the Metro styled touch optimized IE should launch. Can you try to run the Refresh the PC from the general control panel properties to see if that fixes the issue, in case there was an issue with the installation.

    Thanks,

    Bobby  

    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:12 PM
    Answerer
  • someone posted the same thing after me and they said that that happens when you make any other browser other than IE the default browser. so i made IE the default and i had to search for IE and re-pin in. it worked though :)
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:57 AM
  • When Internet Explorer is set as the default web browser, its tile will launch IE with the Metro style experience.    If you have chosen another web browser to be your default, then the Internet Explorer tile will always open IE in the desktop.

     

    You can change your default browser at any time by going to Start and then typing “default programs”.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:01 AM