Posts Tagged ‘metro’

Have you noticed that the Metro / ModernUI Internet Explorer has gone missing or only starts the desktop version?

If you don’t like the “full-screen” Metro / Modern UI version of Internet Explorer, then this post is for you.

If you do like it, then this post is for you also.

I for one do like the ModernUI version of IE, both on the desktop and on my Surface. On the desktop I mostly use it when reading news sites and such, but it still serves a purpose for me.

Today I noticed it wasn’t working anymore. When I click the big ‘e’ icon on the Start Screen it would switch over and start the desktop version. I tried doing a search on my desktop for Internet Explorer, but still, only the desktop version would appear. Most peculiar.

After a bit of digging around I found the following option to “Open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop” under the IE options Programs tab, but it was greyed out and I couldn’t change it. Most peculiar



Windows 8 “Run as different user” isn’t enabled by default for the start page. Here’s how to enable it: … startpage/

Local Computer Policy > User configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.
Show “Run as different user” command on Start

Ironically, I discovered this while trying to open Group Policy Manager, which is what you use to enable the policies like this one in a domain

I assume this would apply also to Server 2012