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Make Internet Explorer Metro Tiles Open On Desktop

There are two versions of Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 — Metro and Desktop. I previously showed you how to pin IE favorites to the Metro Start screen. If you’d prefer to open the IE Tiles in the Desktop version of IE by default, here’s how.

Launch IE 10 from the Windows 8 desktop. Click the gear icon (settings) and select Internet Options.

IE 10 Desktop Settings

When the Internet Options window comes up, click the Programs tab. Then check Open Internet Explorer Tiles on the Desktop. Click OK.

Internet Options

Now anytime you click an IE shortcut tile on the Metro start screen…

Metro IE Tile

It opens the page in the desktop version of Internet Explorer.

gp desktop IE

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