Metro/Modern version of IE - is it in W10 tech preview?  

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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    Metro/Modern version of IE - is it in W10 tech preview?

    I'm just playing with 32-bit Windows 10 in Oracle VirtualBox.

    I can't find the Metro version of IE - has it gone?

    (It was never something I liked in Windows 8, but I can imagine it would be useful for folks using tablets and touchscreens.)
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    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    Brink has a tutorial for switching between the Start Menu and the Start Screen.
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  3. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
    Thread Starter

    LittleJay said:

    Brink has a tutorial for switching between the Start Menu and the Start Screen.
    Even from the Start Screen, I still got the Desktop version of IE.
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    Windows 10 (19045.3154)

    Yes, I am also trying to find it but can not locate it.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    There was an option in Win8 to always use the desktop IE -

    Internet Options - Programs - first option(s)

    The tile points to the desktop IE and I haven't found the shortcut to the immersive IE on Win10
    ... it would be in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    or defined in the desktop.ini

    I never did quite figure out the start menu associations on Win8
    Try searching for
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi there

    I'm cloning a W10 system at the moment so I can't test if this method works - but I did THIS to get the associations of the Metro apps in W8.1 (so I could pin to desktop in W8.1 !! and run without switching away from the desktop). :

    From CMD Mode run this command :

    explorer shell:Appsfolder

    Then from the Window press F10 or choose View ==>choose details and click the 3 boxes Name, Long Display name, AppuserModelID

    now choose display DETAILS in the file explorer and you'll see the extra columns including the APPuserModelID

    Now if you want to create say a short cut :
    you simply right mouse click on your desktop and create shortcut =>new

    type in the script - for example the Sports application

    explorer shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingSports_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexSports

    You'll have to design your own icon - I think the old version of iconfx was free. cut and paste an image then create an ico file.

    Note - the above worked on W8.1 - I HAVEN'T tested on W10 yet.


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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi there

    The nearest you can get to Metro IE is to check the FULL SCREEN box in VIEW (F11) but there isn't a "Classic" Metro IE that works in re-sizeable windows -- when you leave full screen it just reverts back to standard.

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    Windows 10 Technical Preview (10014) x64

    Hi,Have you try to Open Modern IE use This ps1 script? [Power Shell] Start Metro IE from powershell - Pastebin.comCopy script to Notepad and save as .ps1 or Download it and run with powershell :)
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    Arch Linux/Windows 10 10.0.x RTM

    I made the simple app to launch the Modern IE in Windows 10.

    It allows you to launch the modern version of Internet Explorer in Windows 10 :)
    See here
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