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Metro App Web Links Open in Windows 8 Desktop IE

Posted by Aman Singhal Articles | Windows 8 November 19, 2012
This article explains how to make Windows 8 Metro app web links open in Desktop IE.
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Introduction

This article explains how to make Windows 8 Metro app web links open in Desktop IE. Windows 8 opens web links from Metro Style apps in the Metro version of Internet Explorer. If we are a Desktop user and we don't like the behavior, we can configure IE to always use the Desktop version.

Some basic steps to make Windows 8 Metro app web links open in Desktop IE.

Step 1

First, we have to move on the Start window screen in Windows 8.

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Step 2

Then we have to open the Windows 8 Desktop.

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Step 3

We can press shortcut key Win+C for the search screen.

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Step 4

After this process we can type in the search column "inetcpl.cpl" and hit Enter.

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Step 5

The Internet properties window opens.

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Step 6

Then click on the Programs tab and change the "Choose how you open links" option to Always in Internet Explorer on the Desktop.

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Step 7

Click OK and we are set.

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