Metro App Web Links Open in Windows 8 Desktop IE

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 to 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.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Metro App Web Links Open in Windows 8 Desktop IE.